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New summer course in 2011 in Benin. "During the summer of 2009, there will be a two week school that focuses on the study of African languages and linguistic theory. One of the biggest challenges most African countries face is the maintenance and management of linguistic diversity. In order to meet these challenges, it is necessary to have access to advanced linguistic tools. This school aims at offering African students the possibility of becoming familiar with new advances in linguistic description and theory. The school will be held in Accra, Ghana and will center around four major linguistic domains: Syntax, Phonology, Semantics, and Language Contact." ... [according to site editor’s information]
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) was inaugurated in May 1996 by the former President of South Africa and patron of the Academy, Nelson Mandela. It was formed in response to the need for an academy of science congruent with the dawn of democracy in South Africa - activist in its mission of using science for the benefit of society. The mandate of the Academy encompasses all fields of scientific enquiry and it includes the full diversity of South Africa’s distinguished scientists [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
"IAP is a global network of the world's science academies, launched in 1993. Its primary goal is to help member academies work together to advise citizens and public officials on the scientific aspects of critical global issues. IAP is particularly interested in assisting young and small academies achieve these goals and, through the communication links and networks created by IAP activities, all academies will be able to raise both their public profile among citizens and their influence among policy makers." ... [according to site editor’s information]
"The Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic is a research institution specialising in the field of Oriental Studies. (...) The Institute endeavours to adopt a complex and dynamic approach in its research programmes. In the area of historical research, the Institute focuses on India and other countries of South Asia, on Southeast Asia, the Arab world, history of the Middle East and the Ancient Near East. The medieval and modern history of China and Mongolia, as well as the modern history of several regions of Africa is also studied. (...) As a part of interdisciplinary study in traditional cultural values, material culture of Sub-Saharan Africa is researched." Although the sudy of sub-Saharan Africa is mentioned several times on the website, the three Departments are on the Near East, South Asia and East Asia, omitting Africa. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
The Academy's mission is to serve, first, as an honorific society with the primary function of honouring African science and technology achievers and, second, as a development oriented mobiliser of the entire African science and technology community with the fundamental role of facilitating the development of scientific and technological capacity for science-led development in Africa, promoting excellence and relevance in doing so. African Academy of sciences primarily focusses on * Capacity building in science and technology * Mobilisation and training of the African Scientific community * Publication and dissemination of Scientific materials * Research, development and public advocacy ... [according to site editor's information]
The Institute of Oriental Studies in Slovakia does research in African Studies, among others. The professor in charge of African Studies, Ms Viera Vilhanová, has a focus on Uganda. On the website, you will find a report on activities of the institute between 2003-2006, the abstracts of the institute's journal (Journal of Asian and African Studies JAAS), and information on further publications. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
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