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About AFRICAN ACADEMY OF LANGUAGES (ACALAN)

AFRICAN ACADEMY OF LANGUAGES, ACALAN AFRICAN ACADEMY OF LANGUAGES (ACALAN) The Statutes of ACALAN were adopted by the Khartoum Summit of the AU Heads of State and Government Affiliate institution: Department for Social Affairs of the African Union Commission Headquarters : Bamako, Mali Vision/Mission: Fostering Africa’s integration and development through the development and promotion of the use of African languages in all domains of life in Africa Core Values: Respect for the cultural values of Africa, especially African languages on behalf of the African Union; Integration of the African continent for an endogenous development; linguistic and cultural diversity as a factor of Africa’s integration and the promotion of African values including an encouragement of mutuality and solidarity amongst Africans Objectives: -To empower African languages in general and Vehicular Cross-Border Languages in particular, in partnership with the languages inherited from colonization; - To promote convivial and functional multilingualism at every level, especially in the education sector; - To ensure the development and promotion of African languages as factors of African integration and development, of respect for values and mutual understanding and peace
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