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    An African way of networking around disability

    Mji, Gubela and Gcaza, Siphokazi and Swartz, Leslie and MacLachlan, Malcolm and Hutton, Barbara (2011) An African way of networking around disability. Disability & Society, 26 (3). pp. 365-368. ISSN 0968-7599

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    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.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: AfriNEAD; UNCRPD; disability; research; ubuntu; activism
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16501
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    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 14:32
    Journal or Publication Title: Disability & Society
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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