Providing training to women researchers offers a unique opportunity to support them to better navigate the publishing process, and to build peer networks which can provide ongoing support and motivation.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 VakaYiko Consortium worked with partners in Ghana to develop and pilot a training course for civil servants on Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM). Building on the experience and leaning from the Ghana courses, INASP developed an Evidence-Informed Policy Making Toolkit.
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.
INASP was contracted to advise on the development of survey tools, and to provide expert review and quality assurance to the final reports of an evaluation of DFID's online research portals and repositories.
INASP co-facilitated a training workshop in Jordan on achieving policy impact, contributing to a key output for Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s MENA Policy Links programme: “Policy analysis that is evidence-based, accessible and focused on relevant issues... in the region"