The INASP/UNESCO grant collaboration encouraged partner and network countries to use Open Access Week to raise awareness of Open Access within the Global South, and showcase activities of universities and research institutions within developing and emerging countries.
The VakaYiko Consortium awarded seven grants to universities, think tanks and civil society organizations in Africa, Latin America and Asia to implement specific innovative approaches to strengthen the capacity for evidence use in policy making.
The African Journals Online programme was initiated by INASP in order to raise the visibility of African journals and create a greater awareness of research carried out in Africa. Locally owned and managed since 2005, AJOL now hosts more than 500 African journals.
In order to increase access to and use of information by the public, INASP was asked to work with national and public library associations in Africa to enable the development of strategic and work plans, training and the research and publication of newsletters, reports and books.