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Can We Still Only Think ‘Rural’? Bridging the rural–urban divide for rural transformation in a globalized world

GovInn's Director Bruno Losh published the article "Can We Still Only Think ‘Rural’? Bridging the rural–urban divide for rural transformation in a globalized world" in the journal Development.

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Path Dependence in Nebo Plateau: Strategic Partnerships and Rural Poverty Alleviation in South African Small-Scale Irrigation Schemes

GovInn's Senior Researcher Magalie Bourblanc published together with Raphaëlle Ducrot and Everisto Mapedze the article "Path Dependence in Nebo Plateau: Strategic Partnerships and Rural Poverty Alleviation in South African Small-Scale Irrigation Schemes" in the Journal of Southern African Studies.

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Religion in International Relations and the French model of Secularism (“Laïcité”) 27.03.2017

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and the French Embassy in South Africa invite you to a panel discussion on the issue of religion in International Relations and the French approach of “Laïcité” or secularism in this sphere of agency. Panel discussants include H.E Amba

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Life in the Fringes: Economic and Sociocultural Practices in the Zambia–Malawi–Mozambique Borderlands in Comparative Perspective

GovInn's Deputy Director Chris Nshimbi published the article 'Life in the Fringes: Economic and Sociocultural Practices in the Zambia–Malawi–Mozambique Borderlands in Comparative Perspective' in the Journal of Borderlands Studies.

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Human trafficking legislation in the Southern African development community region: An overview

GovInn's Deputy Director Chris Nshimbi wrote together with Inocent Moyo the article "Human trafficking legislation in the Southern African development community region: An overview" in the Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Fees Can FallStudent Award

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation in partnership with the action research network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa is proud to announce a student award to enhance social and ecological wellbeing at UP.

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GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT: NEW CONCEPTS, NEW MEASUREMENTS AND NEW PRACTICES

How can governance evolve and innovate?
Can current crises become opportunities to re-think our social, political and economic governance?

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The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) is the first research institution in Africa dedicated entirely to governance innovation.

GovInn is  an ‘innovation laboratory’ capable of generating new thinking about governance and development. It focuses on cutting-edge research, attracting innovators from all over the world. In short, GovInn is an intellectual ‘inn’ for innovation in the 21st century.

At GovInn we focus on:

 


 

What is governance innovation?
The term 'governance' indicates the complexity of decision-making processes in contemporary political and economic affairs. As opposed to the more traditional 'government', the idea of governance presupposes a fragmentation and diffusion of authority. Due to economic, social and cultural dynamics, no government nowadays can simply govern 'alone'. It is bound to share 'bits and pieces' of authority with other entities, from non-governmental organizations to regional institutions and private corporations. READ MORE


 


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