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.

Equitable knowledge ecosystems – even more important during global crises

Knowledge and evidence are essential to find solutions that can address global challenges and transform lives. And challenges such as tackling a global pandemic highlight the urgency of supporting an equitable knowledge ecosystem in which all of the talent can be unleashed so that sustainable solutions can be found.

Group work during a face-to-face training of trainers workshop.

Adapting to continue higher education support amidst a pandemic

Work to support pedagogy changes in higher education faces challenges when the universities themselves are closed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Mai Skovgaard and Tabitha Buchner describe how upcoming work within the TESCEA partnership is being adapted for a technology-led environment.

Going digital – What we have learnt about online learning approaches

As the world looks to online alternatives to previously face-to-face teaching, collaborating and information exchange, we share a roundup of learning and advice from our digital learning specialists Joanna Wild, Andy Nobes, Veronika Schaeffler and Ravi Murugesan.

Enabling social change from changes in higher education

Last week the leadership team of the Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa partnership met to reflect on our first two years and look ahead to ensuring lasting impact. Jon Harle shares some of the reflections and the implications for wider society.