MRPP celebrates Third Anniversary in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is set to host a team of faculty, student representatives from the 13 partner universities as well as other eminent scholars, research and policy practitioners from across the world for the third Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) Week.
Previously held in Nairobi, the annual MRPP Week moves to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where it is scheduled for 31st July to 4th August 2017. Subsequently, the flagship event will rotate across other host countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Botswana, Uganda and Kenya), thereby solidifying its base and enhancing the visibility of the MRPP programme and its impact.
Themed “The MRPP in a Vibrant Social Science Community: Leadership Imperatives”, the 2017 MRPP Week will include diverse activities that enable participants to exchange ideas and knowledge, share best practices, and forge partnerships for advancing scholarly work. The interactions are also expected to catalyse in-depth reflection on the implementation of the programme and provide insights for future strategic directions. Also lined up are a series of interesting and creative tooling and retooling sessions for faculty.
On day one, there will be robust discussions on the process, content and practices of building and enhancing the leadership capacities and profiles of participating students and faculty. The sessions will also augment leadership in pedagogical processes in the partner universities. Day two will focus on workable innovative methods aimed at maximising on learning outcomes of students. The third, fourth and the fifth days will entail detailed curriculum review and content upgrade.
A steering committee meeting will also be held to review progress made in the three years since implementation of the MRPP and chart new strategic direction for the programme.
The participants expected include: at least 100 teaching staff, 13 student representatives from 13 African universities, 7 PASGR staff, and ten resource persons from Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America and the region.