Anne Powell

Programme Specialist, Convening

Anne has worked at INASP for more than 17 years. She currently leads INASP's contribution on critical information in the Assuring Quality Higher Education in Sierra Leone (AQHEd-SL) project, and contributes project management and capacity development skills to the Global Platforms for Equitable Knowledge Ecosystems project.

Anne previously co-managed Strong and Equitable Research and Knowledge Systems in the Global South (SERKS) and led the component on enabling consortia, universities and research institutes to establish their value in national research and knowledge systems. In other roles at INASP, Anne’s work has focused on developing strategic partnerships, and helping library consortia secure their places in national research systems.

Anne holds a master’s degree in library science (University of British Columbia) and, prior to joining INASP, worked as a librarian and library educator in Zimbabwe for 21 years.

Read blog posts by Anne here.

I am excited about how our work keeps changing, especially as we look into technology-enhanced approaches, but builds on what we have done and seen to work previously.

Key skills and expertise:

  • Project management
  • Influencing
  • Negotiating
  • Convening and relationship building
  • Teamwork
  • Workshop delivery
  • Facilitation and adult learning
  • Budgeting
  • Reporting
  • Iterative and adaptive approach
  • Online course development

Selected publications:

Programme specialist

Articles and posts