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AFRICAN ACADEMY OF LANGUAGES
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acalanEstablishment of the remaining Organs

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Prof. Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe, PhD
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Lagos, Nigeria, 20-22 December 2012: ACALAN organizes a Workshop on African Languages and the Cyberspace. Theme: Bridging the Last Six Inches of the Digital Divide in Africa.

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Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 08 -10 November 2012: ACALAN organizes an Operational and Planning Workshop for the Kicongo Vehicular Cross-Border Language Commission.

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Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 05 -06 November 2012: ACALAN organizes a Capacity Building Workshop for the Kiswahili and Lingala Vehicular Cross-Border Language Commissions.

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Dakar (Senegal), 11-13 Sept, 2012: ACALAN organizes a Capacity Building Workshop for Media Practitioners in the use of African Languages.

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Arusha, Tanzania, July 2-4, 2012: ACALAN organizes a Workshop on the elaboration of a Linguistic Atlas for Africa.

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Lichinga (Mozambique), 28-30 May 2012: ACALAN organizes a Workshop on the Training of trainers of teachers of Africa Languages for mother tongue/multilingual education.

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Juba (South Sudan), March 4-8, 2012: The Executive Secretary of ACALAN, Prof. Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe presents the vision of ACALAN at the Conference on language-in-education Juba (Sud-Soudan), 4-8 Mars 2012: Le Secrétaire Exécutif de l'ACALAN, le Professeur Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe présente la vision de l'ACALAN lors de la Conférence sur la langue dans l'éducation.

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AU-ACALAN Spotlight

ACALAN increases its presence in the member states of the African Union

According to chapter III, article 22 of the Statutes of the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), each member state of the African Union should designate a National Language Structures to serve as Focal Point of the Academy. As part of the working structures of ACALAN, the National Language Structures are supposed to work hand in hand with the Secretariat and the sub-regional Vehicular Cross-Border Language Commissions. The Secretariat consequently addressed official requests to the Ministries of Culture and or Ministries responsible for National Languages of the member states of the African Union to designate National Language Structures as Focal Points of ACALAN in their respective countries....

 

ACALAN encourages ECOWAS to adopt Fulfulde, Hausa and Madenkan as its working languages at the 6th meeting of the Ad hoc Committee in charge of monitoring ECOWAS Culture programmes

The African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), presented the way forward on the choice of a common West African Language as a working language of ECOWAS at the 6th meeting of the Ad hoc Committee in charge of monitoring ECOWAS Culture programmes, held in Cotonou, Benin, between April 16 and 19, 2012. During this meeting, ACALAN ACALAN encouraged ECOWAS to adopt Fulfulde, Hausa and Madenkan as its working languages...

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  ACALAN fast-track  
 
  • Founded in 2006 : The Statutes of ACALAN were adopted by the Khartoum Summit of the AU Heads of State and Government
  • Affiliate institution: Department for Social Affairs of the African Union Commission
  • Headquarters : Bamako, Mali
  • Vision/Mission: Fostering Africa’s integration and development through the development and promotion of the use of African languages in all domains of life in Africa
  • Core Values: Respect for the cultural values of Africa, especially African languages on behalf of the African Union; Integration of the African continent for an endogenous development; linguistic and cultural diversity as a factor of Africa’s integration and the promotion of African values including an encouragement of mutuality and solidarity amongst Africans
  • Objectives:
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    To empower African languages in general and Vehicular Cross-Border Languages in particular, in partnership with the languages inherited from colonization;
    - To promote convivial and functional multilingualism at every level, especially in the education sector;
    - To ensure the development and promotion of African languages as factors of African integration and development, of respect for values and mutual understanding and peace
  • Executive Secretary:  Prof. Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe, PhD
  • Organs
  • Working structures
  • Programmes ongoing