Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) is a global organization focused on utilising scholarship to influence policy and public attitudes to poverty.
We do so by:
- 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.
ASAP’s overarching aim is to contribute to the eradication of severe poverty worldwide, by ensuring that poverty policy and development efforts are guided by rigorous empirical and normative scholarship.
In the UK, we have seen a growth in food bank use of more than 450% in the last five years alone, with 25% of all UK children now growing up poor. ASAP UK, was founded in 2012 to bring scholarship and intellectual innovation to global efforts to alleviate poverty and inequality and to contribute to generating solutions in the UK.
ASAP UK’s network
From our London base, and working with a dynamic network of 250 passionate and skilled academics from 37 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 International’s network of 16 chapters, we are well positioned to synthesise richer insights and mobilise world class expertise.
ASAP UK’s mission
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.
ASAP UK’s approach
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.
For more information, contact Jim Cranshaw, ASAP UK Coordinator, on email@example.com
We do not currently have any paid vacancies.
But why not join our team of committed volunteers?
We are always interested in connecting with people with a passion for our cause, and who want to contribute to our work. If you would like to get involved, please forward your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org