The role of good research leaders is pivotal – they lead and support research efforts; they manage other researchers and project staff; they are primarily responsible for acquiring project funding; they are often the vocal cheerleaders; and they help sustain an energy that cultivates a can-do team mentality. Good research leaders also contribute vision in the fast-changing research environment as well as motivate and guide researchers and other project staff through these changes, while stimulating innovation and creativity.
This PASGR-commissioned study sought to expand understanding of the state of research leadership in social science and policy research in Africa, and to help identify the capacity needs for such training.
Owusu, F.; Kalipeni, E.; Kiiru, J.M.M. Capacity building for research leadership: The need, support and strategies for growing Africanresearch leaders. Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, Nairobi, Kenya (2014) 69 pp.