African Academy of Languages (ACALAN)
Académie africaine des langues
Academia Africana de Línguas (ACALIN)
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Founded Dec 2000, by Decree 00-630/PRM by the then President of Mali, His Excellency Alpha Oumar Konaré, as Mission for the African Academy of Languages (MACALAN). Subsequently became a specialized institution of D-XD8572 - African Union (AU), when adopted current name, and moved headquarters to Bamako (Mali).
Develop and promote African languages in general and vehicular cross-border languages in particular, in partnership with the former colonial languages; promote convivial functional multilingualism at all levels, especially in the education sector; ensure development of African languages as a factor of integration an development.
AU Conference of Ministers of Culture; Governing Board; Scientific and Technical Committee; Assembly of Academicians; Executive Secretariat; National Language Structures (Focal Points); Vehicular Cross-border Language Commissions.
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