Thanks Dear Charles Dhewa for proposing that people of like mind should make an effort to meet face to face even for a day to share knowledge. This would encourage south to south dialogue. We normaly meet at international conferences often times out side Africa. One Nigerian friend remarked at some gathering that Africans dont like visting each other by touring their neighbouring countries. Whether that remark was correct or wrong, the revolution you are proposing sounds great. People of like mind should start engaging each other informaly and share knowledge on a number of research topics relavant to our situation. This will maximus visibility of our works and solve the puzzle of open access and challenges of subscriptions and other restrictions. Therefore, meeting face to face to discuss issues of common interest would be a good idea to starting a revolution. And I would be happy to be a part of this "great commission".
Neil, thanks for translating for me the term Shamwari. Dear Hifa members we will always remain grateful to this forum, personaly l have met mentors, accomplished researchers, friends and colleagues.
HIFA profile: Kenneth L Chanda is Associate Consultant and Lecturer at National Institute of Public Administration where he is lecturing in Records Management. He is co-author of The development of telehealth as a strategy to improve health care services in Zambia. Kenneth L. Chanda & Jean G. Shaw. Health Information & Libraries Journal. Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 133139, June 2010. He recently retired as Assistant Medical Librarian at the University of Zambia. klchanda AT gmail.com