2nd PanAfrican Localisation Workshop
2me Atelier panafricain sur la localisation

The second workshop of the PanAfrican Localisation project, "PAL2" was held in Tshwane, South Africa, on 5-7 November 2007.

This is a special section of the PanAfriL10n.org wiki that was created for the PAL2 workshop. It uses the name of the municipal area in which PAL2 took place: Tshwane.

About / A propos

PAL2 was also the third workshop on localisation in Africa funded by IDRC, following the first PanAfrican Localisation workshop in Casablanca, Morocco (2005/6/13-15) and the Pan African Research on L10N Workshop & Localization Blitz in Marrakech, Morocco (2007/2/24-27).

It was facilitated on the local level by Translate.org.za. Travel logistics were facilitated by Kabissa.

Purposes / Buts

The workshop built on the previous meetings, as well as others and ongoing developments in the localisation community. It had the following goals:

  1. Generate recommendations on the sustainability of the PanAfrican Localisation (PAL) project - notably the website and wiki, which are intended as ongoing and "living" resources.
  2. Discuss future directions, initiatives, and specific projects relating to IDRC's localisation program in Africa.
  3. As another in a series of meetings on localization in Africa, facilitate individual contacts within the emerging network, including experts from countries that have not previously participated.

Please see Background for further details about the project purpose.

Location / Lieu

The conference venue was actually located in the town of Centurion just south of Pretoria and within the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

Information / Renseignements

  • Information for participants: Details on travel, visa, and hotel are on the Logistics page.
  • Photos from the '"Speed Geeking"' session are at David Ker's Flickr site: Lingamish at Flickr: PAL 2 Tshwane 2007. Please comment on the photos and identify people in each picture.