Four things we learned about supporting research and knowledge in ‘harder to reach’ places

Over the past few years we have tried to understand and support aspects of the research and knowledge systems in Sierra Leone and the Puntland region of Somalia. Here we share some of the lessons learnt

Data, dialogue and development – why the last kilometre matters

The last kilometre – or even the last 100 metres
Picture this. A kilometre from your desk there is a warehouse where the world’s most relevant, timely and credible data and knowledge are instantly available... but you can only access or contribute to it one page at a time.

Students at Mzumbe University

Transforming teaching and learning in East Africa

Young people have a vital role to play in development, and universities are important sites to nurture their skills and...

Critical skills for change: universities, young people and learning

Young people have a vital role to play in their countries’ development. There are now 1.8 billion young people (between...

Re-imagining higher education in Sierra Leone

Re-imagining higher education in Sierra Leone

‘The worst of times and the best of opportunities’ This piece was previously published on Jon Harle’s Medium blog site,...

Building capacity of Africa’s library consortia

Building capacity of Africa’s library consortia

Jon Harle reports on the recent library consortia meeting in Addis Ababa about building strong foundations for research to deliver...

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