INASP's 20th anniversary symposium

This year marks INASP's 20th anniversary (1992-2012). In celebration of two decades of work, INASP is hosting a Symposium entitled 'Research, Information and Development: These truths we hold to be self-evident...?'.

The Symposium will drawing upon the expertise of INASP partners from around the world, exploring state of the art of research communication and research uptake for development as they exist today, how the field might develop in the future and how we can improve our practice in the light of robust research evidence. Through presentations and participatory discussions participants will critically examine some commonly held ‘truths’ about research communication.

Who will attend?

The Symposium will bring together practitioners and researchers active in research communications for development.

  • From the supply side (providing or enabling access to information).
  • From the demand side (the users of research information at research and policy levels).
  • From the intermediary level (those involved in facilitating access and supporting more effective communication of research).
  • Practitioners and researchers from developing countries.
  • Speakers and participants from funding agencies and governments with programmes in this area.
  • Key executives from the publishing, information, and library worlds.