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Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa



Advanced Senior Research Grants for Higher Education Methodology and Inception Workshop

CODESRIA is organising its Advanced Senior Research Grants for Higher Education Methodology and Inception Workshop. The meeting is held in Nairobi, Kenya from 6th to 08th February, 2024.

Programme of Activities


9:00 – 9:30 Arrivals and registrations CODESRIA / ALL
9:30 – 10:00 Introductions and welcome Dr. Godwin Murunga
10:00 – 10:15 Overview of workshop: Aim and objectives Dr. Samuel Fongwa
10:15 – 11:15 Higher Education Dynamics in Africa: A Survey of Key Trends. Hon Dr. Kilemi

Mwiria (TBC)

11:15 – 11:45 Tea Break
11:45 – 13:00 African Theorization of Knowledge Production: A Reflection Prof. Elisio Macamo
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Group Presentations: Theme 1-Universities and Graduate Transition

(20 mins per presentation)

Chair: Dr. Alice Nakiyemba, Busitema University, Uganda.

Project 1: A Systematic Literature Review of University to Work Transition Research in African Higher Education Institutions (1980 – 2023).

Project 2: Driving Universities Curriculum and Graduates Transition into the Work Environment in the Era of the 4IR: A Case of Nigeria and Uganda Public Universities.

Project 3: Fashion Curriculum and Graduate Transition into the Work Environment: Comparative Study for Kenya and Ghanaian Fashion Graduates.

Rapporteur: Prof. Salisu Mamman, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Team representative
15:00 – 16:00 Comments and Discussion
16:00 – 17:00 Discussion
Close of Day



9:00 – 10:00 The Logical Framework of Research Prof. Elisio Macamo
10:00 – 11:00 Group Presentations: Theme 2 – Higher Education Funding Chair: Dr Juliet Townes, University of Fort Hare, South Africa.

Project 4: Exploring the implementation of Sustainable Funding of Nigerian Public Universities.

Project 5: Exploring the Funding Constraints, Strategies and Opportunities of Technical Universities in Ghana.

Project 6: Realising the Mission of Universities: Can Public Private Partnerships Close the Funding Gap in Africa: Case study of Uganda and South Africa.

Rapporteur: Dr Jacqueline Kisato, Kenyatta University, Kenya.

Team representative
11:00 – 12:00 Comments and Discussion
12:00 – 12:30 Tea Break
12:30 – 13:30 Group Presentations: Theme 3 Decolonising Methodologies? Chair: Dr. Jafred Muyaka, University of Eldoret, Kenya Project 7: Beyond Decolonisation.

Project 8: Social Science Methods Training in Sub-Saharan African HEIs: Review and Mapping.

Project 9: A History of Research Breakthroughs in the University of Ibadan, Nigeria: 1948-2020.

Rapporteur: Prof. Collins Ameyew, Kumasi Technical University

Team representative
13:30 – 14:30 Comments and Discussion
14:30 – 15:30 Lunch
15:30 – 16:30 Group Presentations: Theme 4 Gender, Language and the

Development Question

Chair: Prof. Rose Upor, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Project 10: Understanding Gender Based Violence in the Context of Sexual Sponsorship among University Students in Kenya

Project 11: Intellectualisation of African Languages: Tonal Dialectology of the Meru Custer of Bantu languages

Project 12: Higher Education Institutions and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Assessing Performance of Ghanaian Universities.

Rapporteur: Dr. Marcina Singh, University of Johannesburg, SA.

Team representative
16:30 – 17:30 Comments and Discussion
17:30 Close of Day.
18:30 – 21:00 Gala dinner Venue TBC



9:00 – 10:00 Presentation by invited facilitator (Title TBC) Dr Evelyn Jepkemei
10:00 – 11:00 Group Presentations: Theme 5 Governance in Higher Education Chair: Dr. Linda Tsevi, University of Ghana

Project 13: Exploring Leadership Development Contexts in Universities and Leadership Competencies among Students in Kenya

Project 14: Inclusive Education for Migrant Populations in Higher Education Institutions in Uganda

Project 15: Post-Pandemic Influences on Digital Transformation in Universities in Tanzania: Explorations for Policy and Practice

Rapporteur: Prof. Kevin Durrheim, University of Johannesburg, SA

Team representative
11:00 – 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 – 12:30 Discussions
12:30 – 13:15 Rapporteurs Report: 5mins presentation from each panel presentation All rapporteurs
13:15 – 13:45 Way Forward: Contracting, Timelines and Deliverables Dr. Samuel Fongwa
13:45 – 14:00 Conclusion and Farewell Dr. Godwin Murunga
14:00 Lunch and departures

Programme of Activities in PDF Format

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