In his latest op-ed for Business Day GovInn director Lorenzo Fioramonti considers the possibilities of affordable education in the wake of recent flare ups of student protests across South African universities. You can read the full article here.
The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) will launch a 'Fees can fall' annual prize starting in 2017. The award will target students who have developed innovative initiatives aimed at fostering wellbeing in their universities. The details of the call for applications will
In his latest article with Inocent Moyo (Department of Geography, University of South Africa), GovInn deputy-director Chris Nshimbi interrogates the European Union's (EU) and Africa's relationship on international migration issues. The paper employs the concepts of displacement and human
How is the role of external actors in Africa changing and what consequences does this have for the European Union (EU) and its strategic position on the continent?
The research project 'The EU, the US and the international strategic dimension of Sub-Saharan Africa: peace, security and development
The European Joint Doctorate on Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism- Sophistication of the Transnational Order, Networks, and European Strategies (GEM-STONES) is awarding up to 15 full-time 3-year PhD Fellowships dealing with the EU’s capacity to provide purposeful complex regime manageme
The Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria will be hosting a panel discussion, "Sifting through the hype: The 2016 local elections — analysis and implications" on Tuesday 13 September 2016 in the Department seminar room (21-16). Speakers include Mr Ebrahim Fakir o
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?
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.
by Eric Manyonda and Ruth Murambadoro, GovInn senior researcher
On the 24th of August 2016 the Zimbabwe Republic Police clashed with protesters over a planned demonstration led by a coalition of opposition parties and the civil society.
Since the birth of the citizens’ movement, #ThisFlag earl
The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation hosted the Rethinking Development seminar titled 'The power of community: Water security in times of scarcity', together with the Stockholm International Water Institute and the Water Research Commission. Mr. Rajendra Singh, The Water Man of India,
Watch GovInn Director Lorenzo Fioramonti speaking about political alternatives to a GDP-focused world at an event hosted by Impulszentrum Zukunftsfähiges Wirtschaften on 9 October 2015, in Graz, Austria.
On July 21-22 2015, GovInn and the UNESCO-UNU Chair on Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People, in partnership with the African Disability Alliance (ADA), hosted a workshop for practitioners from statistical offices, departments of social development and non-governmental organiz
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett keynote address at Governance Innovation Week 2015, University of Pretoria entitled "Why greater equality makes societies stronger". The address was filmed on 3 June 2015.
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