Weekly highlights – 11 May 2015


1. Staff Highlight

“Last week’s Gender Summit in South Africa was an incredibly inspiring encounter with African female scientists who had overcome so many obstacles to success. INASP can and will do more to support their career development, including connecting them with role models in their respective fields.” Julie Brittain, Deputy Executive-Director

2. Updates

  • INASP staff are in Mongolia this week supporting the JOL platform. Follow updates using the hashtag #inaspMN.
  • The TZAP project will welcome its latest Elsevier volunteer on 11 May. The project continues to strengthen of Tanzanian publishing through a range of activities, most recently including the production of videos to document African publishing capacity, which will be released later this month.
  • Ruth Bottomley and Julie Brittain attended the Gender Summit Africa last week in South Africa, along with five female researchers that INASP sponsored to attend the meeting.
  • We are currently reviewing the consequences of the terrible earthquake in Nepal, with our Nepalese partners. More details to follow as the situation becomes clearer.

3. Forthcoming events

  • 8-16 May: Sioux Cumming, Andy Nobes and Daniel West visit Ulaan Bataar to run a three-day workshop on improving MongoliaJOL journal quality and publishing.
  • 28 May: INASP will move to its new premises in Oxford, which will provide greater space and improved facilities for the growing organization.

4. Recent publications

Mongolia visit supports global reach of local journals – 8 May

Database update helps AuthorAID match mentors to mentees better – 7 May

Call for Applications: AuthorAID Online Course in Research Writing and Proposal Writing – 5 May

New VakaYiko publications share learning and experiences – 5 May

Engaging with government: experiences from the VakaYiko programme – 5 May

Guest Post: Pre-Conference Workshops—A Chance to Teach and Learn (Part 1 of 2) – 3 May

Policy Dialogue Improving Trade and Industrial Policy Coordination between Government and Private Sector – 30 April

Guest post: Voices from the ground: policy makers’ challenges to the use of evidence – 30 April

Be a sponsor of the 2015 Publishers for Development conference – 30 April

5. External Coverage

Research on Libraries in the Developing World (Highlights!) – SAGE Connection: Insight

Newsletter – April 2015 – Africa Evidence Network

CVM Professor Honored with Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in Public Service – Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


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