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It is a brand new year! We hope that as you and your family keep safe, you remain committed to the resolutions you crafted to take you to a better place by year-end.

In this year’s first issue of knowledge@danne, we explore the two big forces that shaped Nigeria in 2020: Coronavirus and #EndSARS protests. We examine how the country fared or reacted to them and what the future holds for the citizens and institutions of Africa’s biggest economy.
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Organisational resilience for a post COVID-19 world
The first wave of COVID-19 began in the first quarter of 2020. The pandemic induced a lockdown which made working from home necessary. We are now in the 2nd wave. Even though no lockdown was declared in this second wave, some organisations are again working remotely. After almost a year of the virus and of remote work, are organisations more resilient? What did we learn in 2020 that can make a difference to the future?
Click: Organisational resilience for a post COVID 19 world
In this article, we look at how remote work has panned out for organisations and employees, exploring the advantages of and challenges facing Work from Home and how public and private sector employers can build organisational resilience from the COVID experience, among other things. Read full article here.
#ENDSARS and the future of Nigeria
#ENDSARS was named person of the year by The Guardian (29th December 2020) and a BusinessDay front-page lead story (30th December 2020) reckoned that it defined 2020. Respondents to Danne Institute for Research’s series of interviews during the protests mentioned recurring police brutality and the erosion of their civilian rights as primarily the reasons for their anger and agitations. They believe they work hard to earn a living and as responsible citizens, they shouldn’t be harassed or brutalised “for how we decide to look, for how we decide to wear our hair, for how we do our nails, for driving nice cars.”
Click: #ENDSARS and the future of Nigeria
In our previous issue of knowledge@danne, we looked at Why young Nigerians voice demands on social media, x-raying the reasons for their anger and dissatisfaction with the Nigerian state and how they organise and voice their demands via social media. The protests last year shaped discussions around human rights, the social contract and the power of the citizens. In this article, we highlight what the protests were about, what they achieved and what they mean for the future of the country. Read full article here.
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At Danne Institute for Research we are intentional about the transformational change we want to create. We conduct research (build research capabilities among African scholars in the process) and disseminate our research findings to bring about sustainable change in Africa.

Each issue of the newsletter will inform you about our research interests. For example, strengthening institutions, developing leaders and sustaining public sector change in Africa and, connectivity and productivity in Lagos.


Our plan is to keep you updated on our research and draw your attention to some of their highlights through articles which you can find on our website.
 
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