Monthly Archives: December 2015

Weekly highlights – 3 December 2015

Quote “There are gender imbalances in higher education. We must face them and correct them.” Professor Flora Fabian from University of Dodoma, Tanzania, speaking on gender equity at the AuthorAID annual meeting 2015   Updates INASP’s Annual Review for 2014-15 has now been published. Click here to read about some of the ways that INASP is helping make a difference for researchers, libraries, local publishing, policy making and society. Our December photo of the month was taken this week at a side event of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, France, where the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) was speaking about its climate-change roundtables in Kenya funded by a VakaYiko grant. The AuthorAID team, associates and embedding partners had a very successful meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka last week. See the hashtag #AuthorAID2015 for a taste of some of the discussions that went on. On … Continue reading

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21 years of climate discussions

What sort of deal will the Paris meeting agree to? Will it be legally binding? Ultimately, these questions place great hopes in the Paris talks but it remains to be seen if these hopes will come to pass… Guest blog post by Winnie Khaemba of the African Center for the Technology Studies, which presented at COP21 about work funded by a VakaYiko grant to bring together researchers and policymakers to discuss the development of Kenya’s climate-change bill. Continue reading

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