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July 2017 – INASP Blog
BanglaJOL journal shares water quality research with Bangladesh science minister

BanglaJOL journal shares water quality research with Bangladesh science minister

and evidence used by policymakers is an important part of ensuring that research is brought to bear on local issues....

Building on a strong vision

This year INASP celebrates our 25th anniversary. As part of our anniversary blog series, Siân Harris looks back over our history and shares some of the ways that INASP has evolved and is preparing for the challenges and opportunities of the next 25 years.

Local knowledge for local challenges

From secret diseases in south Asia to plant-based healers in west Africa, last week's Publishers for Development conference had plenty of stories and examples of how local research, based on global and local knowledge, is making a difference to local issues.

Alcohol use is one of the major causes of head injuries in Nepal

Head injuries can be fatal, particularly if the assailant intentionally targets the victim to cause maximum damage. A recent study...

Research access and getting published: challenges in developing countries

Research access and getting published: challenges in developing countries

What does a day in the life of researcher or librarian in the global South look like? Here, university staff from Uganda, Zimbabwe and Ghana share their experiences of their daily work, accessing information and publishing research findings. Interviews by Katie Lewis Translating research into practical solutions is vital for overcoming big global challenges like hunger, disease, inequality and climate change. But for these practical solutions to be effective, it is important to understand the local context. In-depth and locally generated knowledge is key to solving local development issues.

Sri Lankan library consortium provides electronic scholarly information to the country’s universities and research institutions

To create a vibrant research culture and raise the ranking of Sri Lankan universities, it is vitally important that the academics and students, especially postgraduates, are provided with unhindered access to scholarly journals in their respective fields. The Sri Lankan Library Consortium (CONSAL), supported by INASP, has been a vital tool in providing electronic scholarly information to universities and research institutions in Sri Lanka, and its journey is one to be proud of. Sharanya Sekaram interviewed the Coordinator of CONSAL Pradeepa Wijetunga to find out more.

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