Posts by Sian Harris

How large-scale research writing courses are making a difference in the Global South

The AuthorAID MOOCs in research writing are finalists for a prestigious award from the Association of Professional and Learned Society Publishers (ALPSP). The winner of this award will be announced this evening. As we wait to hear how we did, I share in this blog what I told the ALPSP annual conference yesterday.

INASP through the years: 1992 to today … and beyond

In my last post I wrote about the 12-metre-long timeline that is now adorning INASP’s wall to celebrate our 25th anniversary this year and I described something of the journey that this timeline shows. But, unashamedly, a timeline is more than an overview; it is full of detail about which activities happened in which year, as well as what was going on in the wider world at the same time. Indeed, even at 12 metres, we had to be surprisingly selective in what we included; a lot has happened in 25 years! You can explore our timeline online at www.inasp.info/timeline but in this blog post I’m going to share a few highlights from our history and put them into a wider context.

Building on a strong vision

This year INASP celebrates our 25th anniversary. As part of our anniversary blog series, Siân Harris looks back over our history and shares some of the ways that INASP has evolved and is preparing for the challenges and opportunities of the next 25 years.

Local knowledge for local challenges

From secret diseases in south Asia to plant-based healers in west Africa, last week's Publishers for Development conference had plenty of stories and examples of how local research, based on global and local knowledge, is making a difference to local issues.

Research into climate change is vital in countries that are on the frontline of feeling its effects

Strong local research and knowledge systems are vital in tackling local and global problems, and a great example of this is in tackling climate change. Siân Harris looks at a few of the ways that INASP has been supporting Southern environmental research and its use in policy.

How good publishing partnerships can support development

How good publishing partnerships can support development

This blog looks at how strong partnerships in publishing can support development, particularly in light of the Sustainable Development Goals....

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