9 February 2007 - 10 February 2007


Identifying Good Practices in Safeguarding Endangered Languages in Africa

9 February 2007 - 10 February 2007
Addis Ababa
Project meeting

The second meeting organized in the framework of the “Capacity-building for safeguarding languages and oral traditions and expressions in sub-Saharan Africa” project brought together thirty experts from twenty-one African countries and representatives from university departments and national research institutions specialized in African languages.

The meeting focussed 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 were 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