The archive has connected users through synchronous discussion facilitated on Zoom. This is a small group of self-selected 5 people or so. Most of these people did not know each other but through working together over the past 18 months or so, have gotten to know each other and have now even met in person at events in Nairobi, for example. There is also a broader email list serv that links about 20 members but is mostly blast emails out (rather than conversation). Finally, at the Nov. 2019 event from which the RDS working group emerged, about 50 people were connected, most who did not know each other. We seek to continue building these kinds of connections with a forthcoming event series that we are in the process of conceptualizing/organizing (see draft write-up here).