Eastern African Centre for Research on Oral Traditions and African National Languages (EACROTANAL)

Centre de recherches sur les traditions orales et les langues nationales africaines en Afrique orientale
Centro Africano Oriental para la Investigación de las Tradiciones Orales y las Lenguas Nacionales Africanas

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History

July 1979, Zanzibar (Tanzania UR), within the framework of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as part of the ten-year Plan approved by 17th session of UNESCO General Conference, 1972. Decision to set up Centre in Zanzibar taken at meeting of interested African countries organized by the Government of Tanzania with financial aid from UNESCO. No recent activity reported since 1996.

Aims

Encourage research and develop means of collection, preservation, dissemination and analysis of oral traditions and literature; promote African languages in the modern environment.

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Activities

Documentary research. Continuation and extension of the on-going Programme on Old Manuscripts. Organization of literary competitions. Implementation of projects of national or sub-regional interest in cooperation with national institutions. Contacts and concertation with institutions and departments dealing with Kiswahili, with a view to harmonizing and coordinating programmes aiming at promoting Kiswahili as a language for regional inter-communication. Contribution to UNESCO's Project of 'Terminological Survey Guide for African Languages'. Training seminars; study tours.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Swahili.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 12 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Medicine
    • Teeth, Mouth
  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Recreation
    • Folk Traditions
  • Culture
    • Literature
  • Language
    • Languages
  • Conservation
    • Conservation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

E8029

Last News Received

8. Jul 1996
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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