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Deaf Africa symposium
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In the Netherlands there are several initiatives and organisations which support Deaf people in Africa. The Deaf Africa Symposium wants to offer a platform for exchanging expertise, experiences and knowledge concerning Deafness in Africa. A number of initiatives in this field will present themselves in the morning of this one-day symposium. In the afternoon there topics will be discussed that came up in the morning or that have been brought in earlier on. Examples of activities and topics we would like to address are Deaf empowerment, Deaf Education, employment, sign language teaching, material and research, short and long term objectives and best practices of development cooperation.
You can register for the symposium by sending an email to Victoria Nyst at firstname.lastname@example.org before 27 July 2009. Please indicate the name and main aim of your project if possible.
Please indicate in your registration mail whether you need an interpreter: Nederlandse Gebarentaal, International Sign or a note-taker and whether or not you understand written English and Dutch.
Present your project
To present your work or organization on this day, you can submit a short summary of your presentation in your registration mail to email@example.com before June 15. Presentations must come with powerpoint slides in English and/or Dutch.
International Sign and English or Dutch.
Special genodigden: Mr. Moustapha Magassouba (Association Malienne pour les Sourds, Mali), Mr. Eyasu Tamene (Addis Abbaba University, Ethiopia), Mr. Sam Lutalo (University or Central Lancashire, UK), Ms Rezenet Moges (California State University, lung Beach, USAS). Alain Gebert (France/Maruritius)
Organisation: Victoria Nyst (Leiden University, Projet Langue des Signes Malienne), Mariska van Zanten (VAN!gebarentaal, Atelier Sourds Mali), Shane Gilchrist (University of Amsterdam), Annemieke van Kampen (KEGG, Viataal and St Marie, Atelier Sourds Mali)
Costs: €15,00 for tea & coffe, room hiring (excl. lunch costs)
NB The symposium follows directly on the 39th Conference on African Languages and Linguistics (CALL) where several scientists will present their work on African sign languages. This conference takes place on 24-26 aug at Leiden University. We are working on International Sign interpretation for this conference. For further information see Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics - Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
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