GovInn co-director Dr. Bruno Losch contributed to a collective research on Employment-intensive rural land reform in South Africa, commissioned by the Capacity Building Programme for Employment Promotion (CBPEP), an EU-funded initiative hosted by Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC), an agency of the National Treasury. The study was implemented by a team of researchers and experts, coordinated by Professor Ben Cousins, founder of the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape.
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Panelists will discuss the recent mobilisation of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) around the food security challenges during lockdown; and explore how organisations have worked together – and with government – in a valiant attempt to provide a shared solution to an acute problem in a time of crisis. The meeting will also explore what the legacy of this mass CSO/ NGO mobilisation might be for local food governance in South Africa.
GovInn director Dr Chris Nshimbi contributed a blog to Afronomics Law on the informal economy and its relation to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, titled Hustle: A case for informal enterprise in the African Continental Free Trade Area.
GovInn co-Director Dr Bruno Losch in collaboration with Professor Julian May, director at the University of the Western Cape’s DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, contributed an article to the Business Day on “using local and community contexts may offer a way forward both to restarting the economy and building resilient urban areas”.
GovInn is pleased to share the new FAO working paper “Rural migration in sub-Saharan Africa: patterns, drivers and relation to structural transformation” which was published at the end of 2019 but only posted recently on the FAO website. GovInners were deeply involved in its preparation with Sara Mercandalli and Bruno Losch as editors, as well as Chris Nshimbi and Robin Bourgeois.
The paper provides an up-to-date review of the literature on the patterns and drivers of rural migration in sub-Saharan Africa and explores their relation to rural and structural transformation. It aims at feeding the current policy debate on migration.
GovInn postdoctral fellow, Dr Leon Mwamba, contributed a blog post on the political transnationalism of African migrants as part of the Diversity, Inclusion and Multidisciplinarity in European Studies (DIMES) Jean Monet Project.
Call for papers by the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz on the topic Conceptual and Empirical Perspectives on the Performance of Regionalisms in the Global
South: From State Fragility to Africa-EU relations, and beyond for a workshop from 2-3 July 2020.
GovInn Senior Researcher Dr. Robin Bourgeois presented GovInn’s work on SDG 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”, at the 1st South African-French Science and Innovations Days conference organized by The French Embassy in South Africa, in collaboration with the DST and the NRF during 2-3 December 2019.
GovInn Research Fellow Dr. Leon Mwamba Tshimpaka presented a paper titled: “Solidarite´ en mouvement” against homeland authoritarianism: Political transnationalism of Europe-based African migrants” at the International Conference on EU-Africa Migration Conundrum in the Global Changing Order held at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu from 21-23 November 2019.
The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in South Africa in conjunction with The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) cordially invites you to a Round Table KAZAKHSTAN AND SOUTH AFRICA: LESSONS OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTIVE PUBLIC DIALOGUE AS THE BASIS OF STABILITY AND PROSPERITY