Dialogue on research equity in Tanzania

On 13-14 March, COSTECH and INASP will bring together stakeholders from across Tanzania’s research and knowledge system to discuss how to enable a more equitable system in order to nurture a wider pool of research talent in support of national development.

Ethiopia research equity dialogue.

Common themes emerge for improving research equity in Uganda and Ethiopia

Towards the end of 2018, INASP and local partners held national dialogue events with stakeholders from across the research and knowledge systems to consider issues of equity. Dr Femi Nzegwu, who leads INASP’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning work, summarizes some of the key learning from two events in Africa.

Gender discussions during Ethiopia dialogue event.

History and context can guide gender equity plans

Gender equity was a key topic of discussion during the research equity dialogue events in Uganda and Ethiopia last year. Reflecting on the issues and arguments raised at these events, Dr Femi Nzegwu, Director of the SERKS programme, considers gender inequity in research and higher education from a historical, contemporary and future-focused perspective.

Developing research talent capacities in Africa: Why we must cherish research

Aurelia Munene is a Kenya-based researcher and research mentor. She is also a member and facilitator of INASP’s AuthorAID project. In this post, reposted from AuthorAID, she shares why support to researchers in Africa is so important

What can scholarly publishers do to help improve research equity?

This week Anne Powell participated in a panel discussion on recognizing biases and blind spots in improving diversity and inclusion in scholarly publishing at an SSP meeting before the Academic Publishing in Europe conference. In this post she shares some of what she spoke about the needs of Southern researchers and gives some practical recommendations for how people who work in the publishing industry can help.

Discussions in Bangladesh.

Towards an equitable research system for Bangladesh

In October and November 2018, INASP and national partners organized a series of dialogues in Africa and Asia to explore how national research systems could be made more equitable by overcoming prevailing challenges. In this post, Haseeb Md. Irfanullah writes about recent work in Bangladesh to develop a shared vision for the country’s research system.

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