Weekly highlights – 26 May 2015

  1. Staff highlight

“I was hugely impressed by my first INASP trip to Mongolia. It illuminated how each country in which we work has a unique history that informs its research culture. Mongolia has a relatively high number of female researchers, particularly in medicine, perhaps due to the emphasis on gender equality during its Soviet occupation, and the agency of women within its traditional nomadic way of life.”

Daniel West, Communications Support, INASP

  1. Updates
  • We have just published a Storify of the recent Journals Online workshop in Mongolia.
  • INASP’s Andy Nobes has been at the eLearning Africa Conference in Addis Adaba last week as part of his new role as leading the administration of INASP’s online courses.
  • There is a new INASP factsheet for Zimbabwe produced to tie in with Emma Farrow’s visit there last week for workshops on library marketing and advocacy and Emily Hayter’s visit this week for evidence-informed policy making training.
  1. Upcoming events
  • INASP will be moving offices on 28th May. Our new address will be: 2/3 Cambridge Terrace, Oxford OX1 1RR. As a result of the move there will be disruption to phone and email services between 27th and 29th May.
  • Veronika Schaeffler is in Sri Lanka to observe and co-facilitate a workshop on monitoring and evaluating for library consortia.
  • Rebecca Bailey is in Ghana this week for a course in leadership training for librarians.
  • Emily Hayter is in Zimbabwe this week piloting the second module of the VakaYiko evidence-informed policy making training course with the Zimbabwe parliament. She will then attend Africa Evidence Network events in Johannesburg.
  • We are recruiting for a fundraising coordinator.
  1. Latest publications
  1. External coverage

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