The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and IFAS are delighted to invite you to a seminar on ‘One basin, One governance?. “Grey governance”, structural inequalities and institutionalisation of cooperation in transboundary rivers in Southern Africa’.
The primary objective of this research project is to i) take stock of what the futures of governance could look like, ii) explore to what extent the use of anticipation and the development of futures literacy in governance can be by itself a governance innovation, and iii) explore and discuss implications for present and future governance of the future. It is also an applied research project whose second objective is to connect this knowledge generation process with empirical work, in dialogic way, with a particular, but not exclusive, focus on Africa. For this purpose, it is designed to be a process of collective investigation involving i) people with a taste for future-oriented postures and interested in the issue of governance and ii) people facing governance issues who are interested in using the future.
A fuller description of the project can be seen in this draft concept note for building and engaging an extended peer community into this collaborative research project. It seeks to involve people who have future-oriented competences and an interest in governance innovation, or people who are working in the field of governance and have an interest in future-oriented approaches. It is a conceptual and action research with a special focus on Africa, on territorial development and on the SDGs.If you want to know more or/and you are interested in joining and contributing, please contact email@example.com.
“But where are the workers? How the youth entrepreneur model fails in Africa”, by Pierre Girard, December 2017
GovInn and CIRAD research fellow and PhD student Pierre Girard wrote an article for the University of the Witwatersrand’s Global Labour Column at the end of 2017, titled “But where are the workers? How the youth entrepreneur model fails in Africa”.
The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) of the University of Pretoria, in partnership with Wits School of Governance is delighted to invite you to a public lecture on Economic Transformation in South Africa To be delivered by Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance.
“Alternative currencies are the future: why it matters for development”, by Lorenzo Fioramonti 2.07.2017
The Conversation has published another article by GovInn Director Lorenzo Fioramonti, who writes about the contribution that alternative currencies can make to global development.
The Land Matrix Initiative is looking for a Partnership Coordinator to be based at the University of Pretoria from September 2017.
Bruno Losch, GovInn’s co-director, participated in the International Conference on The Future of the Rural World (Berlin, April 27-28) organized within the framework of the German G20 Presidency.
Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Economy at the University of Amsterdam
The Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a 18 month postdoctoral research fellowship. The position is part of the research project ‘The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Measurement’, led by prof. Daniel Mügge and funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
GovInn Deputy Director Chris Nshimbi accompanied the University of Pretoria Vice Chancellor, Prof Cheryl de la Ray, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research, Professor Burton and other colleagues to the Africa Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Launch Conference at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana. The inaugural conference was a tremendous success from an academic and research collaboration perspective. Dr Nshimbi spoke at the conference on the current state of affairs and the way forward for the governance of migration in Africa’s regional economic communities.
The Center for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and Department of Political Sciences invite you to our public lecture, “Donald Trump: Aggravator or Catalyzer of the EU crises?” with guest speaker Professor Wolfgang Seibel from the University of Konstanz (Germany).