INASP has been working with Uganda since 2001. Below you will find information on the areas we are currently working on with our partners there.
Research Access and Availability
INASP negotiates with international publishers to secure national licenses on behalf of CUUL (Consortium of Uganda University Libraries), for free or significantly discounted online access to journals and books. To find out what is available to researchers and students in Uganda, click on ‘Research literature’ below.
We support training in a range of areas related to digital information management and library consortium development. Our training materials can be downloaded in the Training courses and downloads section. To see what events have taken place recently in your country or are coming up soon, take a look at the ‘Events’ section on the right.
We are working on a pilot project with the overall aim of improving access to research literature at the desktop for researchers and students. In Uganda we are supporting RENU (Research and Education Network for Uganda) to train campus engineers in configuring and managing university IT networks more effectively, and to improve collaboration between these engineers and library staff.
Research Production and Communication
We support local research communication through our AuthorAID project. This includes research writing courses, an active discussion list and a mentoring platform that matches early career researchers to more experienced researchers.
We support local research dissemination through the Journals Online (JOL) projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This includes hosting online peer-reviewed journals plus running training courses on strengthening the quality of local journals. The JOLs provide a cost-effective and secure forum for online journals, which gives them greater online visibility and discovery. Journals from Uganda are included on AJOL, a project that was handed over to South African management.
Evidence-Informed Policy Making
We work in the area of evidence-informed policy making via the VakaYiko Consortium. This is a three year project involving five organisations working primarily in three countries – Ghana, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the first phase. In the second phase, Uganda was included in late 2015.
INASP is working with the Institute of Parliamentary Studies (IPS) and the Department of Research Services (DRS) in the Parliament of Uganda to strengthen skills, processes and networks for evidence informed policy. If you would like further information on any of the above areas, please contact our partners directly through ourkey contact page.