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Annual review highlights successes of INASP’s 5 year strategy

INASP Annual review 2016-17

Julie Brittain, INASP Executive Director, looks back at the past year and shares some highlights from our latest annual review. The INASP team, in collaboration with our network of local partners, have been working very hard this past year to implement our new five-year strategy, launched last year. This set out priorities for our work, based on our own experiences and that of our partners, as well as key challenges and opportunities for continuing to pursue our vision of research and knowledge at the heart of development. “Harnessing global talent and knowledge is crucial to tackling global problems” – Click to tweet “Let’s work together to bring Southern knowledge to bear on local and global challenges.” – Click to tweet Our latest annual review (April 2016-March 2017) gives a taste of achievements we, along with our partners, have made within five focus areas set out in the strategy. Tackling the gender … Continue reading

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Weekly Highlights from INASP – 7 April 2016

Highlights from across INASP’s work from last week, including new Learning, Reflections and Innovation documents, a new AuthorAID online course and a training of trainers course with INASP staff, partners and associates. Continue reading

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Weekly highlights from INASP – 8 January 2016

Recent highlights from INASP include new videos from partners in research writing and evidence-informed policy making and news of a new Executive Director for INASP. Continue reading

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Weekly highlights – 3 December 2015

Quote “There are gender imbalances in higher education. We must face them and correct them.” Professor Flora Fabian from University of Dodoma, Tanzania, speaking on gender equity at the AuthorAID annual meeting 2015   Updates INASP’s Annual Review for 2014-15 has now been published. Click here to read about some of the ways that INASP is helping make a difference for researchers, libraries, local publishing, policy making and society. Our December photo of the month was taken this week at a side event of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, France, where the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) was speaking about its climate-change roundtables in Kenya funded by a VakaYiko grant. The AuthorAID team, associates and embedding partners had a very successful meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka last week. See the hashtag #AuthorAID2015 for a taste of some of the discussions that went on. On … Continue reading

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Weekly highlights – 20 November 2015

Quote “It is very difficult for people here to find information/access opportunities because of so many different reasons- conflict, technology, electricity, connections, etc. I am very thankful for this network because I’ve learned so unbelievably much since I joined recently. I learn something new everyday. Its amazing really to be able to connect, communicate and give advice/support to one another despite our distances.” Member of the AuthorAID community Updates On Thursday we welcomed INASP’s Board of Trustees for their first board meeting in our new office and lunch with INASP staff. We said goodbye and thank you to John Wood, who comes to the end of his time as chair of the board, and welcomed Jo Beall, who has now stepped into his shoes. See photos on our Facebook page. This week, Ron from ZeipNET, one of the members of the VakaYiko Consortium, is visiting from Zimbabwe. See photos on our … Continue reading

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Weekly highlights – 16 November 2015

Quote “After our workshop in June, we presented what we learned and our project proposal to the mayor and the local school board. There was an initial resistance to the proposal for the creation of an M&E team because it seemed like we were questioning and auditing the Department of Education. For our second meeting, we emphasized that evidence is important to improve our programmes, and the district supervisors became supportive and agreed with the creation of the M&E team.” Participant in an evidence-informed policy making course for education policymakers in the Philippines, which was supported by a VakaYiko grant   Updates We have published three new Stories @ INASP from recipients of VakaYiko grants (see publications section, below) Our November photo of the month shows an open-access inspired rangoli (with fine colour power) designed by Vrushali Dandawate as part of Open Access Week activities supported by an INASP grant … Continue reading

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