The Land Matrix Intiative (see also www.landmatrix.org), a project affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, is seeking to recruit a highly motivated communication coordinator whose primary responsibility will be to take charge of communication activities for the Land Matrix initiative.
Bruno Losch, lead political economist at CIRAD and co-director of GovInn, based in Govinn’s Cape Town office at the University of the Western Cape, was host of Africa Live broadcasted by the China Global...
The Southern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (SAPECS) in collaboration with the GRAID initiative is holding a colloquium on 8-10 May 2017 in Johannesburg on methods and practices for realizing “Resilience for development.”
Curb your enthusiasm: there are limits to the ‘Gambia-effect’ for the rest of Africa. The Conversation 30.01.2017
In his latest op-ed for The Conversation GovInn Senior research fellow Dr Frank Mattheis warns against over optimism following the relinquishing of power by former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. The article explores the many interrelated forces which contributed to prevalence of the democratically elected Adama Burrow. The full article can be read here.
‘If Africa is serious about a free trade area it needs to act quickly, and differently’. The Conversation, 09.01.2017
In their latest op-ed for The Conversation GovInn Deputy Director Dr Chris Nshimbi and UNISA Senior Lecturer in political economy Samuel Oloruntoba assess Africa’s regional integration project in light of the 2016 affirmation on the continent-wide free trade area in Addis Ababa at the African Union.
Africa is moving towards crystallising an ambitious integration agenda of establishing a continental free trade area by October. This comes against a backdrop of an apparent trend away from mega-regional trade agreements in both Europe and the US. Read the full article here.
The election of Donald Trump to the White House has been a cold shower not only to many Americans but also to myriad intelligent individuals committed to social transformation and justice the world over. By Lorenzo Fioramonti
Advocate Madonsela addressed the question of what good governance is, who governs and for whom. This event will be held annually, with good governance leaders and practitioners being identified and invited to speak on the importance of governance innovation.
The 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security will take place in Cape Town between the 8th and 11th October 2017. This conference is organised in association with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security,...
GovInn Deputy Director Dr. Chris Nshimbi and Dr Innocent Moyo (University of Zululand) consider the European Union’s migration policy in a recent article in The conversation. The failures of physically fortifying Europe against waves of migrants...
During the first week of November, the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) had the honour to host a conference on comparative regionalism in partnership with the Research College (KFG) “The Transformative...