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Identifying Good Practices in Safeguarding Endangered Languages in Africa 

The second meeting organized in the framework of the “Capacity-building for safeguarding languages and oral traditions and expressions in sub-Saharan Africa” project brings together thirty experts from twenty-one African countries and representatives from university departments and national research institutions specialized in African languages. 
The meeting focuses on concrete cases, examples and lessons encountered by African experts involved in recent activities relating to the safeguarding of endangered languages.

At the end of the session, a series of concrete recommendations for a future strategy for the safeguarding of endangered languages in Africa will be drawn up. These recommendations will also contribute to UNESCO’s ongoing efforts to compile a Register of Good Practices in Language Preservation.

The project is funded by the Government of Norway.

Related programmes:

  • Endangered Languages
  • Intangible Heritage




  • Start Date 09 Feb 2007
    End Date 10 Feb 2007
    Event Type Meeting
    Event Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Organizer UNESCO Office in Addis Ababa and the UNESCO Intangible Heritage Section
    Partners / Sponsors Government of Norway
    Email s.kube@unesco.org

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