With a population set to more than double by 2050 to over two billion inhabitants, half of whom will be under 25, Africa is facing unprecedented structural challenges. Population growth is an opportunity for economic growth, but it will undoubtedly upset regional equilibria. Those upsets will mean m
Book Launch: 'Working with the grain - integrating governance and growth in development strategies' by Prof. Brian Levy
The Rethinking Development Seminar Series is a joint initiative of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, the Human Economy Programme and the Postgraduate School
At GovInn we believe that the university must be an open and welcoming place. That is why, to celebrate Mandela Day, we decided to invite local children and teenagers to visit the University with us. We, as well as our visitors, discovered a few gems of the campus, such as the Sci-ENZA lab, the libr
On 11-12 June 2015, junior researcher Koen Dekeyser participated in an international seminar on Local Urban Food Policies in the Global Food Sovereignty debate, organised by the City of Gent in Belgium. The City of Ghent partnered with 12 European cities in the Food Smart Cities for Development p
"In June 1976, SA’s youth led one of the most extraordinary protests against a discriminatory approach to education. Their rebellion reverberated across the world to become the symbol of the struggle for freedom in our country. Yet, almost 40 years later, our education system remains exclusionary
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.
It focuses not only on cutting-edge research, but it is also an ‘innovation laboratory’ capable of generating new thinking about governance and development as well as attract innovators from all over the world.
In short, GovInn is an intellectual ‘inn’ for innovation in the 21st century.
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.
Raj Patel keynote address at Governance Innovation Week 2015, University of Pretoria entitled "Poverty with added vitamins? Competing ways to govern the world food system". The address was filmed on 2 June 2015.
Michel Bauwens keynote address at Governance Innovation Week 2015, University of Pretoria entitled "Within or beyond capitalism? Four scenarios for the emerging collaborative economy". The address was filmed on 4 June 2015.
‘Poverty With Added Vitamins? Competing Ways to Govern the World Food System’ Raj Patel, New York Times bestselling author of "Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System" and "The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy"
GovInn Co-Director Ward Anseeuw, speaking at the BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies Symposium describes the increasing financialisation of food and agriculture, and the impact this has on land and food availability.
Lorenzo Fioramonti, GovInn director, interviewed by Sky TV in Italy on his film Gross Domestic Fraud (Presi per il PIL), which won the 2015 edition of the French film Festival de Recherche et Development Durable in Toulouse
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