Perceptions, lack of initiative led to academia-policy gap, says varsity don. Rwanda suffers a huge disconnect between the academia and policy resulting into low academic research input in national development strategies.
Dr. Papias Musafiri during the interview with The New Times. (Teddy Kamanzi)
This was highlighted during this year’s Rwanda Governance Scorecard (RGS 2014), which was presented in March; the academia ranked lowest among the non-state actors in policy formulation.
The New Times’ Collins Mwai caught up with Dr Papias Musafiri, the principal of the University of Rwanda’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) on the sidelines of the conference, dubbed ‘Eastern Africa Business and economic Watch’ (EABEW).
The two-day conference which sought to bridge the gaps between academia and policy makers is part of the institution’s new efforts to position itself as a lead research institution in the country and the region.
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(story by By: COLLINS MWAI)