INASP partners with national library consortia to facilitate affordable access to research. INASP negotiates with publishers to provide researchers and libraries in developing countries with the research content they need at affordable prices.
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.
SPARKS enabled INASP and ACEPA to extend parliamentary learning exchange activities between the parliaments of Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe, to include Malawi and Kenya. The project used peer learning techniques inspired by the EIP's P2P Learning Guide.
The VakaYiko Consortium worked with partners in Ghana, Kenya, Peru and Zimbabwe to develop public engagement events - Policy Dialogues and Knowledge Cafes - in order to strengthen networks and communication channels with actors across the research-to-policy system.
The VakaYiko project aimed to strengthen the use of evidence in policy making by building capacity at individual, institutional and environmental level, and in doing so to explore which approaches were most effective in different environments and meet different evidence needs.
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.