Call for Participation: Software localisation training

  • Deadline: 12 November 2024
  • 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 course for local African language practitioners in the complete software translation process.

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 2024
  2. The French training will be hosted by the Malian Association of Linux Users (AMUL) in Mali, from 6 to 9 Dec 2024
  3. The Arabic training will be hosted by Arabize in Egypt, from 10 to 13 Dec 2024

To apply:

Participants can register by downloading and filling the application form by November 12, 2024.

Download the application form below and submit it on or before 12 November.

All applications should be sent to by November 12, 2024, 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 discarded.


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 events

Successful applicants will be notified by 16 November 2024.

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 comments.

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 (IDRC)

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