Recognizing that sustainable skills development must be owned and driven by local universities and research institutions, the AuthorAID project supported 10 universities and research institutions in Africa and Asia to establish research-writing skills training.
INASP worked with national library consortia and equivalent bodies to strengthen the organisational effectiveness of library consortia, to enable them to play stronger roles nationally, and to represent national needs in relationships with publishers and other suppliers.
INASP was commissioned by the Evidence for HIV Prevention in Southern Africa (EHPSA) research programme to investigate demand for evidence use in HIV prevention policy for three vulnerable populations.
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.
INASP worked with five African library schools to strengthen postgraduate curricula and teaching in library and information science, in order to ensure that professional librarians are able to deliver high quality services to support research and teaching.
A pilot project, working with National Research and Education Networks– national providers of academic and research IT services, known as NRENs - to improve campus networks and to strengthen the ability of NRENs to provide on-going support and training.
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.