Dear all, will be offering Open Source localisation training in
French, English and Arabic at a number of events across Africa as part
of ANLoc (The African Network for Localisation).

I know from time to time we see African languages wanting to get started
on your project, this is now an opportunity for these new translators to
get some really good training in localisation.

Please circulate this widely, blog and tweet about it.

The deadline is 12 November for those applying for visas to be able to
get them in time.


Deadline: 12 November 2010
Call for Participation: Software localisation training
Organisation: African Network for Localisation (ANLoc)
Project: Training
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The African Network for Localisation (ANLoc) - Training sub-project is
excited to announce a Call for Participation in one of its upcoming
software localisation training events. 

ANLoc Training sub-project is holding three software localisation
training events, each of them will be conducted in a different
language: English, French and Arabic. ANLoc is looking for 10
participants for each training and YOU could be one of them.

ANLoc's mission is to empower Africans to participate in the digital
age by removing the last inch limitations imposed on language usage by
the limitation of technology.

We are achieving this by creating a network of African languages
localisers who through various projects address these needs. This
network and the sub-projects developed by its members are focused on
empowering African languages practitioners to be skilled in these
areas, forgoing short-term advances to ensure that African expertise is
created for future localisation development. 

ANLoc is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Context of the project
The Training sub-project addresses the need for local localisation
skills. We are addressing that by running training courses for local
African language practitioners in the complete software translation

By the end of each training, participants will be able to localise
existing Free Open Source applications into their own local languages.

Dates and locations
1. The ENGLISH training will be hosted by Kasahorow in Ghana, from 30
Nov to 3 Dec 2010
2. The FRENCH training will be hosted by the Malian Association of
Linux Users (AMUL) in Mali, from 6 to 9 Dec 2010
3. The ARABIC training will be hosted by Arabize in Egypt, from 10 to 13
Dec 2010 

To apply:
Participants can register by downloading and filling the application
form by November 12, 2010.

Download the application form from:
And submit on or before 12 November.

All applications should be sent to by
November 12, 2010, with the subject title 'Training Application -
[Language - Location]', where language and location should be replaced
by the language and the location of the training you choose to attend. 

Applications should include an attachment of the filled in application
form in OpenOffice Calc or Excel format, other formats will be

Successful applicants should have:
* Passion and proficiency in at least one African language in which they
  will be localising
* Proficiency in one of these languages (Arabic/English/French)
* Moderate understanding of English for the Arabic and French training
Successful applicants will be notified by 16 November 2010.

ANLoc will cover accommodation, lunch and coffee breaks for the
duration of the training. The selected participants will be reimbursed
for their travel expenses including a two way flight, train or bus
ticket, and airport transport, after the completion of the training.

Participants will need to book and buy any travel tickets themselves,
and they will only be reimbursed after attending the whole training. If
needed the training hosts can provide the participants with
invitation letters for their visa applications, but participants will
need to cover any visa costs themselves. Participants will also be
expected to cover the costs of evening meals.

Please contact for questions or

For full details on the Call for Participation, please visit:

The African Network for Localisation (ANLoc)
ANLoc and the Localise Software sub-project have been made possible
through funding from the International Development Research Centre

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