Department of Local Governance Studies

Introduction

 The field of Local Governance has been under-going accelerated transformation as part of the wider Public Sector Reform.  The decentralisation of functions by governments to sub national levels has created new challenges for sub national structures requiring improved efficiency and effectiveness in the discharge of their functions.

The Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Local Governance Studies and the Master of Science in Local Governance Studies aim at providing the critical mass required to develop and  strengthen the Local Government Sector on a sustainable basis in order to contribute to national and regional development..

Career prospects

Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Local Governance Studies and the Master of Science in Local Governance Studies graduates have career opportunities in both the public and the private sector.  Among key institutions which can absorb graduate from this programme are:

  • Local Authorities (rural and urban)
  • Central Government Ministries
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • International organizations
  • Consultancy Firms
  • Academia

Research

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Department Staff

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