Ali-Douglas Research Network is a non-profit, social science research network that aims at promoting information creation and sharing amongst Southern African institutions. The vision of the network is to be a leader in knowledge creation for social transformation. The network provides platform for researchers to interact and share ideas thereby building on social capital. This platform allows for unified efforts in the creation and dissemination of quality information for the benefit of society. The network currently has a researcher base of 43 researchers with varying expertise in areas of governance, access to resources, disaster risk reduction, public health and environmental sustainability. The researchers are located in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.