English Language, Mother-Tongue Education and Language Policy and Planning

March 4-7 2012 – Juba, South Sudan

Around 110 delegates from South Sudan and Africa attended this event to discuss language-in-education policy in Africa and to advise the government of the new South Sudan state on the best approach in a post-conflict and resource-poor context. 

Representatives from the language division of the African Union, ACALAN, UNESCO, and Summer Institute of Linguistics attended, as well as respected language policy academics from other African countries. British Council experts also made presentations.
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A short document “The Juba Declaration” outlining our common approach to language-in-education issues in Africa  is being prepared for signature by participants. The presentations from the conference will shortly be available online and a volume of conference proceedings is in preparation.