Pandemic publishing: highlighting research about the COVID-19 pandemic published on the Journals Online platforms

COVID-19 has sparked novel research questions, altered research systems, and presented many scholars with more desk time than ever before. In this post, Alaka Bhatt showcases a handful of the many research papers that been published in South Asia and Central America about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Towards an equitable knowledge ecosystem – a new strategy in a new normal

Three months on from launching our new five-year strategy, John Young reflects on the ambitions of our strategy and what we have learnt over recent months as INASP and our partners have confronted the challenges and opportunities of new ways of working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doing research differently: reshaping research in the time of COVID-19

How is COVID-19 causing development research projects to be done differently? Reflections from two projects that are engaging with teenagers in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

Coffee plant.

How social entrepreneurs are contributing to higher-education change in East Africa

A key component of ensuring students leave university with appropriate skills for employment when they graduate is fostering links with employers. Vincent Otieno Odhiambo, Regional Director of Ashoka East Africa in Kenya, shares some examples of how social entrepreneurs are providing that link in supporting the Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa (TESCEA) partnership.

Adapting for sustainability: taking training of trainers online to continue higher education support

At the mid-point in what should have been a face-to-face workshop to strengthen future facilitators and mentors of course redesign in East African universities, Tabitha Buchner and Josie Dryden share how this work has been adapted for an online environment.

How do our partners feel about working with INASP?

Jon Harle reflects on findings from a recent survey of INASP's partners.

Mbarara team develops app to detect and stop sexual assault

At a recent gender workshop in Mbarara, Uganda, Femi Nzegwu interviewed creators of a new mobile app designed to detect and prevent sexual assault on university campuses and beyond.

How a Gender Alliance aims to tackle inequities in higher education in Uganda

Femi Nzegwu describes the new Uganda Gender Alliance and the role it hopes to play in breaking down gender barriers in research and higher education in Uganda.

What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Southern researchers?

Last month, as part of a wider researcher study, we asked researchers about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their research. We share some key findings from a new paper analysing the responses we received.

Two Research4Life users during a workshop in Papua New Guinea, December 2019.

Research4Life selects INASP to evaluate user experiences

Independent and wide-ranging research into user experiences will inform Research4Life’s future work in reducing the knowledge gap between researchers in industrialized nations and those in low- and middle-income countries.