Images from Bangladesh.

Bangladesh dialogue event considers a roadmap to research excellence

Next week in Dhaka, a dialogue event, hosted and developed by Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) and INASP, will bring together members of national research institutions, policy institutions and government to consider the challenges in the research system in Bangladesh and within a wider global context

Uganda dialogue event.

Uganda dialogue event on enabling equitable research system – Communique

Last week, over 70 participants from research and policy institutions, public and private universities and civil society organizations met in Kampala to discuss approaches to strengthen the impact of Ugandan research on national development by developing a more cohesive and equitable system. The event resulted in a communique about the vision for a strong research system in Uganda.

Hospital research in Uganda.

Uganda dialogue event on enabling equitable research systems

On 22-24 October, a high-level meeting will bring together members of national research institutions, policy institutions and government within Uganda, including senior decision makers, to explore approaches to enable an equitable research system in the country. The meeting will tackle important questions such as: how national research systems can nurture a wider pool of research talent and how to foster an inclusive research and knowledge system that enables a diversity of voices and opinions to contribute to national development. 

How Zimbabwe’s library consortium is fulfilling its access-to-knowledge mission

In March 2018, Zimbabwe University Libraries’ Consortium (ZULC) moved to a direct relationship with international publishers in negotiating and liaising to provide access to scholarly research for institutions in Zimbabwe. In this post, Audrey Mhlanga, a founding member of ZULC and a team leader of the Consortium’s Marketing & Advocacy and Licensing & Negotiations Work Group, shares what ZULC has been working on this year and its plans for the future.

Strong membership and long-term plan help sustainability for Uganda’s library network

After many years working with INASP, Uganda’s library consortium has transitioned to a direct relationship with international publishers in negotiating and liaising to provide access to scholarly research for institutions across Uganda. Jesca Karungi, Chairperson of Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) reflects on what CUUL has been working on this year, and the plans they have for the future.

Why organizational change matters

This year's INASP annual review looks at supporting research and knowledge systems with real and lasting capacity 

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