Entries by GovInn

‍The contribution of redistributive land reform to employment creation, a research for the CBPEP and the National Treasury

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.

Webinar: Civil Society Organisations & Food Aid: Lessons for an ongoing crisis?, 23 June 2020, 10:00-12:00

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.

“SA needs a place-based approach to restarting the economy”, Business Day, 22 April 2020

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”.

“Rural migration in sub-Saharan Africa: patterns, drivers and relation to structural transformation”, FAO Rural employment working paper

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.

Dr Leon Mwamba Tshimpaka at International Conference on EU-Africa Migration Conundrum in the Global Changing Order, November 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.