We are working in partnership with Uganda National Council for Science and Technology to strengthen the equity of the research and knowledge system within Uganda.
Ensuring equity within research and knowledge systems is important to ensure that all research voices can participate in tackling the most pressing challenges and that nobody is left behind. Inequities can be based on factors such as gender, social and cultural factors and institutions that the researchers are based in.
In Uganda, INASP is working with Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) to support research institutions and individuals in Uganda to address key aspects of research capacity, so that research produced in these countries can respond more effectively to national needs and priorities. A focus will be the capacity to adapt, integrate and embed resources available on INASP’s global platforms into country-level research support programmes.
A dialogue event held by UNCST and INASP in 2018 resulted in a vision for a strong Ugandan research system which:
Works together in a coordinated and collaborative way to deliver research that enables transformation, is resilient and achieves solutions to society’s problems.
Is based on partnership, gender parity, connectivity and focused on achieving a cohesive goal.
Is comprised of open and diverse networks that include and nurture all kinds of voices and knowledge systems.
Is not risk averse or confined to the ways things have been done, but looks to the future – acknowledging how things could be done to achieve growth, change and progress.
To support that vision, INASP and UNCST are focusing on research communication, publishing, and gender equity by:
- Collaborating with partners in the development of INASP’s global platforms
- Enabling resources to be adapted and embedded to run locally
- Supporting partners to strengthen the quality and credibility of country-level research publishing through national platforms and systems
- Working with partners to improve gender equity within the research system, through institutional support, or cross-institutional learning alliances.