CFP: Language and Development 2017

The 12th biennial Language and Development Conference (LDC) will be held in Dakar, Senegal, on 27-29 November 2017. The call for participation (CFP) deadline has been extended to 31 May (apologies as I'm just catching up on this). The theme of this edition of the conference is: Language and the Sustainable Development Goals. From the … Continue reading CFP: Language and Development 2017

“Security triangle” without the triangle

Having in the previous posting referenced the security triangle used in development and humanitarian work, I thought it would be worth taking another look at the concept. As I mentioned, the three elements in this model are (with brief definitions I adapted from other sources): Acceptance: Reduce the threat by fostering acceptance and positive image … Continue reading “Security triangle” without the triangle

CFP: Language, the SDGs, and Vulnerable Populations

The Study Group on Language at the United Nations, in cooperation with the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems and the Center for Applied Linguistics, will again this year hold a two-day symposium (11-12 May 2017) on language and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I reproduce below the call for participation (CFP) … Continue reading CFP: Language, the SDGs, and Vulnerable Populations

International Anti-Corruption Day 2016

International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) has been marked annually on December 9 since 2003, the year in which the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). Having just returned from a short term contract with an anti-corruption effort in Mali, I thought it worth highlighting this issue on this day. … Continue reading International Anti-Corruption Day 2016

[LI] Multilingual extension in Africa: Analysis & models

In a pair of posts on the Beyond Niamey blog, I looked first at the experience of multilingual messaging as part of response to the ebola epidemic in West Africa (this in a way different than my summing up post last December on LinkedIn). And then I stepped back to look at ways of conceptualizing … Continue reading [LI] Multilingual extension in Africa: Analysis & models

Language and the SDGs, 21-22 April 2016

Having previously noted the CFP for the Language and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) symposium to be held in New York on 21-22 April 2016, this is a quick reminder that registration for the event is still open. For reference the provisional program is copied below (NB- the keynote speaker, Suzanne Romaine, was not on … Continue reading Language and the SDGs, 21-22 April 2016

CFP: Language and the SDGs

An upcoming symposium in New York on 21-22 April 2016 will address "Language and the Sustainable Development Goals." This offers anĀ  opportunity to address specific aspects of the importance of languages in international development. The following call for papers is copied from the website of the Study Group on Language and the United Nations which … Continue reading CFP: Language and the SDGs