About Academics Stand Against Poverty UK (ASAP UK)
ASAP UK seeks to bring scholarship and intellectual innovation to global efforts to alleviate poverty and inequality and to contribute to generating solutions in the UK.
Originally founded in 2012 as a chapter of ASAP, a global organisation focused on utilising scholarship to influence policy and public attitudes to poverty, ASAP UK became independently registered as a charity in 2019.
Through working with a dynamic network of passionate and skilled academics from key institutions, policy makers and civil society changemakers, our projects create new tools to better influence policy makers and to effect real change.
ASAP UK generates new connections between policy and academia, policy and civil society, and policy and citizens. With our access and contribution to global policy and academic networks, and through collaborations with ASAP’s international network of chapters, we are well positioned to synthesise richer insights and mobilise world class expertise.
We continue to build upon the principles set out by ASAP:
- Advancing collaboration among poverty-focused academics, with an emphasis on South-North connections;
- Promoting effective outreach to policy makers and broader public audiences; and,
- Helping academics pursue applied research and intervention projects, as well as campaigns on specific issues.
Our mission is to help the academic community make a significant impact on poverty and inequality. We do this by embracing major new projects every year and using our multidisciplinary approach to work towards realistic goals and achieve effective results.
From this platform of rigorous, independent research, and our close links to policy makers, we can speed up the much-needed process of policy change.
By introducing politicians to current, impartial findings, using the media to raise awareness, and supporting academics to engage in policy debates, ASAP UK are pioneers in the use of scholarship to influence policy and public attitudes to poverty.
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