GovInn director Dr Chris Nshimbi outlined the expectations and the processes surrounding the upcoming Malawian election in a question and answer style piece for The Conversation, titled “What to expect from Malawi’s sixth poll since one-party rule ended”.
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GovInn reserach fellow Prudence Nkomo has published a book review in the journal African Insight, looking at Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran’s book, Migration and regional integration in West Africa: A borderless ECOWAS. The review was published in the December 2018 edition of the journal.
In early 2019, GovInn Reserach Fellow Dr Magalie Bourblanc published her book “L’AGRICULTURE À L’ÉPREUVE DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT” through Harmattan Publishers. The book looks at the problems linked to intensive farming activities in Brittany, and the public programs implemented over the last 30 years to improve the water quality.
On 26 February, researchers and practitioners convened at the University of Pretoria to celebrate the launch of the South African Journal of International Affairs (SAJIA) Special Issue on “Broadening the debate on EU-Africa relations: Towards reciprocal approaches”, guest edited by GovInn research fellows Dr John Kotsopoulos and Dr Frank Mattheis.
Mr Dickson Ajisafe participated in a 2-day International Relations Postgraduate Conference that was held on the 19th and 20th of March 2019 at Garden Court Marine Parade Hotel in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. He shared a panel with other speakers, and addressed the audience on “Africa-EU relations: Current development and what Africa should do towards achieving SDGs and 2030 agenda”.
On 24 April 2019, GovInn Director Dr Chris Nshimbi was engaged in conversation on the John Maytham Show on Cape Talk Radio, discussing the topic of climate change and the impact that natural disasters have on Southern Africa.
GovInn’s Director Chris Nshimbi published the article ‘Pan-African Aspirations Drive a New Free Trade Pact’ in Current History.
GovInn’s Director Chris Nshimbi recently published the article ‘Southern African countries won’t manage disasters unless they work together’ in The Conversation.
Researcher Koen Dekeyser participated in the Legal Resource Centre’s Right to Food seminar in Johannesburg, 25-26 March 2019. In the seminar, pathways to implement South Africa’s constitutional Right to Food where discussed. In short, the right to food is a human right recognised under national and international law, which protects the right of human beings to access food and feed themselves. While Section 27(1)(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states that, ‘everyone has the right to have access to sufficient food and water’, implementation is lacking while malnourishment remains large.
Multi-Stakeholder Workshop – 17 April 2019 – GCRO In the first session of the meeting Prof Jaap de Visser from the Dullah Omar Institute will outline the divisions of power between different levels of government and identify points of leverage that subnational governments have to influence food security. In the second session of the meeting we will be briefed on relevant policy innovations […]