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Abstract: The use of electronic communications technology within the developing world context brings forth challenges that may potentially unleash the power of society by fostering networking amoung experts and their organisations. The subject of this paper is a particular form of networking, that of building associations among civil servants involved in public administration reform. The inception of one such association, GOVERNET, an administrative reform network is explored in the context of public administration reform in Africa. This paper concludes with insight into the salient issues driving this form of networking.