INASP's work focuses on communication, knowledge and networks, with particular emphasis on the needs of developing and emerging countries.
INASP responds to their national priorities for:
- capacities to use, create, manage and communicate scholarly information and knowledge via appropriate ICTs
- access to national and international scholarly information and knowledge
- national, regional and international co-operation, networking and knowledge exchange
- INASP also advises and advocates for improved policy and practice in achieving sustainable and equitable development through effective communication, knowledge and networks.
INASP was established by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in 1992, and was registered as a UK charity in 2004.
Based in Oxford and governed by an international Board of Trustees, INASP is run with a small number of full-time staff working with, and through, partners and networks in over one hundred countries.
INASP's work is funded by its partner countries, governmental and non-governmental development agencies, and philanthropic foundations.
EIFL is a not for profit organisation that supports and advocates for the wide availability of electronic resources by library users in transitional and developing countries.
Its core activities are negotiating affordable subscriptions on a multi-country consortial basis, supporting national library consortia and maintaining a global knowledge sharing and capacity building network in related areas, such as open access publishing, intellectual property rights, open source
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.
IFLA was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927. It has 1600 Members in approximately 150 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for IFLA headquarters.
Kenya Library Association (KLA) is a national professional association whose origin dates as far back as 1956 when the east African Library Association (EALA) was founded in Nairobi, Kenya, during the British colonial period. KLA was officially registered in 1973 after the dissolution of the EALA.