INASP has been working with Malawi 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 MALICO (Malawi Library and Information Consortium), for free or significantly discounted online access to journals and books. To find out what is available to researchers and students in Malawi, 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 to review the postgraduate curricula used at the Library and Information Science (LIS) school at Mzuzu University in Malawi, to ensure that those graduating as professional librarians from library schools are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively support researchers’ and students’ needs in a digital world.
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 Malawi are included on AJOL, a project that was handed over to South African management.
If you would like further information on any of the above areas, please contact our partners directly through our key contact page.