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Global Challenges Policy Skills Lab


This course will take you through the practical steps of policy formulation, some key concepts of policy formulation and analysis.We shall look at policies from a global, continental and national perspective. We shall focus quite a bit on African contexts through out the class. You will be expected to work a lot in your groups and to take advantage of office hours.

<● African Union Agenda 2063 ● Ajulor, O.V. (2018). The Challenges of Policy Implementation in Africa and Sustainable Development Goals. PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences, 3(3),1497-1518 ● Philippe Lavigne Delville, « Looking at Public Policy in Africa », Anthropologie & développement [Online], ● Juma, Calestous, and Norman Clark. 1995. "Policy Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Exploration." Public Administration and Development 15: 121-137 ● Kenya Vision 2030 ● Nyangena, Wilfred. (2019). The Kenya Vision 2030 and the Environment: issues and challenges. ● A. O. Mamza, K. K. Salman and I. B. Adeoye. 2014. Competitiveness of Beef Processing in Borno State of Nigeria: A Policy Analysis Matrix Approach The following readings are recommended. As noted, further below students will also read additional materials which are relevant to their conservation missions.> <1. Introduction to policy (Week 1) • What: Definitions, factors influencing conservation policy formulation, incentives for enforceability • How: Traditional Lecture- 40% Class discussion 60%> <2. Policy making process(2)> <• What: Cycle of creation, stakeholder issues, place of politics in policy making, role of data and science • How: Class discussion -5%, Group work-90%, Individual presentation -5%> <3. Policy making process (week 3)> <• What: Stakeholder views validation • How: Class discussion -5%, Group work-90%, Individual presentation -5%> <4. Policy making process(week 4)> <• What: Advocacy in policy making • How: Class discussion -5%, Group work-90%, Individual presentation -5%> <5. Policy making process (week 5)> <• What: Place of politics in policy making, role of data and science • How: Class discussion -5%, Group work-90%, Individual presentation -5%> <6. Conservation policy (Week 6)> <• What: Different policy instruments, Morality, ethics vs Science & pleasure, who is the “customer”? • How: Seminar, Group work, Debate> <7. Conservation policy (Week 7)> <• What: Group Debate • How: Group work, Debate>   <8. Conservation Policy Analysis (Week 8&9)> <• What: Review matrix, analysis methodology, • How: Traditional lecture 20%, Group work 80%> <9. Class review & Assignments (week 10)>
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