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Academics Stand Against Poverty Shares Ambitious Announcement

New strategic plan will guide ASAP in fight against global poverty

An organization I am proud to be a part of, Academics Stand Against Poverty, has announced a strategic plan that will carry it through 2017.

The plan, covering July 2014 through June 2017, stakes out an ambitious set of objectives focused on the core ASAP aims of promoting academic collaboration, outreach to policy makers and public audiences, and research-informed interventions on poverty worldwide.

“This plan is the product of groundwork laid since 2011, when the first ASAP conferences were hosted at Yale University and the University of Birmingham in the UK,” said Luis Cabrera, ASAP Vice-President and a lead author.

“Since then, volunteers on the Board, in the Chapters and around the world have worked to build up membership, test new ideas for impact and collaboration, and develop the basic ASAP organizational model,” he said. “All of their work, and the feedback of literally hundreds of participants from ASAP conferences in the US and UK, India, Norway, Mexico, Spain, Germany and elsewhere have informed everything we’ll aim to do globally in the next three years.”

From assisting researchers to join global networks, advance their own work and gain support in pursuing research on the impact of poverty, to forging strategic partnerships with outside organizations, to publishing significant research studies, ASAP is proud to be uniting academics in the fight against poverty.

For more information about ASAP, or to join us in taking a stand against poverty, visit http://academicsstand.org/

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