ISP´s 60th Anniversary

For 60 years ISP has provided long-term funding, coordination and mentoring to research groups and regional scientific networks at universities and research institutes in low and lower-middle income countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

In 2021 ISP celebrated its 60th Anniversary!


ISP events 2021

building future networks - April 22, 2021

The NABC method was developed by the Stanford Research Institute many years ago. Since then millions of researchers all over the world have used the method to present their research in an easy-to-understand way. This is your opportunity to learn how to communicate the value of your research and avoid rejections based on incomprehension.

The purpose of the workshop is to create a ”soft” understanding of how to think about research from a user perspective, and how to present research in an easy to understand and compelling way.

Gender, diversities and unconscious bias - SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2021

Gender, diversities and unconscious bias: how to master the playground rules in Academia

  • Participants: ISP, Researchers from ISP supported groups and networks and Uppsala University Department of Gender studies
  • Venue: Digital event
  • Detailed program

Presentations from the workshop:

Gabriele Griffin (Uppsala University, Sweden), Gender mainstreaming in Mozambique: a long way from unconscious bias

Betty Nannyonga (Makerere University, Uganda), Implicit gender-career bias in academic institutions

Katharina Berndt Rasmussen (Institute for Futures Studies and Stockholm University, Sweden), Implicit bias and discrimination

Alix Dehayem-Massop (University of Nairobi, Kenya), A STEM advocate safari: reflections on 10 years promoting gender balance in Kenya and East Africa

Minna Salminen Karlsson (Uppsala University, Sweden), Making a career in the gendered university

Leela Pradham (Tribhuvan University, Nepal), Gender balance in STEM education and research: a perspective from Nepal

Yvonne Bonzi (University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), Challenges of gender unbalance in Academia and actions to make equality: a view from Burkina Faso

K Siddique-e Rabbani (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Gender equality in STEM in Bangladesh, how much we could do and how we can go further

Vanseng Chounlamany (National University of Laos, Laos), Successes and challenges in achieving gender balance in STEM disciplines in Laos

More about ISP and Gender


ISP 60 years - A Scientific Success Story

  • Program: 1,5 days to celebrate ISP´s achievements
  • Participants: Open for all
  • Venue: Digital event
  • Program as pdf


DAY 1: Tuesday December 14

Masters of Ceremony: Dr Jennifer Blanke, ISP Board member

13:30 – 13:45: Welcome speech by Prof Johan Tysk, Vice Rector at Uppsala University, Sweden

13:45 – 14:15: ISP 60 years by Dr Peter Sundin, Former Head of ISP, Sweden

14:15 – 14:45: ISP and Sida by Carin Jämtin, Director-General of Sida, Sweden                                         

14:45 – 15:15: ISP in a math context by Prof John Mango, Makerere University, Uganda, and Prof Mary Teuw Niane, Former Minister of HE and Research, Senegal                                         

15:15 – 15:45: COFFEE/TEA

15:45 – 16:15: ISP in a chemistry context by Prof Jenny Ruales, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador

16:15 – 16:45: ISP in a physics context by Dr Manjura Hoque, Chief Scientific Officer and Head of the Material Science Division, Atomic Energy Centre, Bangladesh

16:45 – 17:15: UNESCO´s International Year of Basic Sciences for Development 2022 (IYBSSD) by Dr Michel Spiro, President of International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, Chair of the Steering Committee for the proclamation of IYBSSD

17:15 – 17:30: Closing of the first day

DAY 2: Wednesday December 15

09:00 – 09:15: Welcome to the 2nd ISP Anniversary day by Prof Anders Hagfeldt, Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University

09:15 – 10.00: Keynote speech: How a girl from Malawi became a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry by Dr Linley Chiwona Karltun, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden

10:00 – 10:30: COFFEE/TEA

10:30 – 11:00: About the SDGs by Prof Maria Teresa Bejarano, Senior Research Advisor, Unit for Research Cooperation, Sida

11:00 – 11:30: ISP SDG Success stories by Dr Betty Kivumbi Nannyonga, Makerere University, Uganda (gender and mathematics)

11:30 – 12:00: ISP SDG Success stories by Prof Bernard Aduda, University of Nairobi, Kenya (solar cells)

12:00 – 13:30: LUNCH

13:30 – 14:00ISP SDG: Success stories Dr Mariamawit Yonathan Yeshak, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (bioactive metabolites)                                       

14:00 – 14:30: ISP SDG Success stories by Dr Collen Masimirembwa, President and Founder of The African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology (AiBST), Zimbabwe (pharmacokinetics)

14:30 – 15:00: COFFEE/TEA

15:00 – 15:30: ISP SDG Success stories by Prof Atalay Ayele, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (seismology)

15:30 – 16:30: PANEL DISCUSSION about the future of research in low-income and lower-middle income countries by speakers and invited guests.

16:30 – 17:00: Closing remarks by ISP Programme Directors

#ISP60years webinars

ISP arranges monthly webinars via Zoom.

Wednesday February 17 at 14:00-15:00 sharp (SE time):

Tuesday March 2 at 14:00-15:00 sharp (SE time):

March 16 at 14:00-16:00 sharp (SE time):

Tuesday April 13 at 14:00-15:00 sharp (SE time):

Tuesday April 27 at 14:00-15:00 sharp (CET time):

  • The Nexus of Nature and Science: Evaluation of Phytochemicals from Medicinal Plants of Zimbabwe as Anti-infectives by Prof Stanley Mukanganyama, University of Zimbabwe
  • More information about the webinar
  • Presentation from the webinar

Tuesday May 11 at 14:00-15:00 sharp (CET time):

  • Shedding light on the living world: AFSIN effort related to light technologies for a sustainable development by Prof Jeremie T Zoueu, Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Unit in Electronic and Electricity; Coordinator of AFSIN (African Spectral Imaging Network), Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Ivory Coast.
  • More information about the webinar
  • Presentation from the webinar

Tuesday May 25 at 14:00-16:00 sharp (CET time):

Tuesday June 15 at 14:00-15:00 sharp (CET time):

  • Development of Biochemical Ecotoxicology in Zimbabwe by Dr Norah Basopo, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe.
  • More information about the webinar

Tuesday June 22 at 14:00-15:00 sharp (CET time):

  • Strengthening Regional Collaboration on Food Safety and Environmental Research by ANFEC by Dr Santi Kongmany, National University of Laos, Laos and Dr Mohammad Shoeb University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • More information about the webinar
  • Presentation from the webinar

Tuesday September 14 at 14:00-15:00 sharp (CET time):

  • Facilitating Electronic Assessment of Mathematical Sciences by Dr Jared Ongaro, School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
  • More information about the webinar
  • Presentation from the webinar

Tuesday October 12 at 14:00-15:00 sharp (CET time):

Tuesday October 26 at 14:00-15:00 sharp (CET time):

Tuesday November 16 at 14:00-15:00 sharp (CET time):

Tuesday December 7 at 14:00-15:00 sharp (CET time):

  • A two decade gentle walk through the development of mathematics in Eastern Africa by Prof John Mango, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Presentation from the webinar

Last modified: 2023-01-31