Keyatta University (KU) takes pride in the fact that it is home to some of the world's top scholars, researchers and educationists. KU is especially renowned for the high standards of the Education Department, its flagship department since inception. This is evidenced by the institution's ISO certification, in addition to being declared the top performing parastatal and university in Kenya in 2008.
CODESRIA is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. It was established in 1973 as an independent Pan-African organisation with a primary focus on the social sciences, broadly defined. It is recognised not only as the pioneer African social research organisation but also as the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production in Africa.
The Children's Institute UCT seeks to contribute to policies, laws and interventions that promote equality, realise the rights and improve the prospects of all children in South Africa. Established at UCT in 2001, the CI seeks to bring about positive change in the lives of children through a complex but carefully honed combination of social and legal research, multiple level evidence-based advocacy and public engagement, capacity-building, and a communications strategy designed to reach diverse audiences.
The Faculty's primary research areas are aligned to strategic social policy within the transformation and development agenda of post apartheid South Africa. Many of the projects happen to be in the area of child welfare, many others are on researching children's own perceptions and life experiences. In addition to the research focus, theh Faculty provide post qualifying and continued professional development and training for a range of social service professionals, mainly in child welfare practice. The latter includes child welfare legislation, child protection and clinical work with children and families.