An african way of networking around disability

Mji G. ; Gcaza S. ; Swartz L. ; MacLachlan M. ; Hutton B. (2011)


There is a relative paucity of disability-related research emanating from low and middle income countries. We report here on the successes and challenges of AfriNEAD (the African Network on Evidence to Action on Disability), a recently formed network that brings together researchers, activists and other role-players in attempting to develop and support disability-related research in Africa. We introduce the African concept of ubuntu (humanness) as an organizing principle to guide respectful engagement amongst people with widely differing skills and experiences with the overall project of collaborating in research and development to make a positive difference to disabled people's lives. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.

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