The Kamusi Project (www.kamusiproject.org) is pleased to announce that
we are about to begin work on PALDO: the Pan-African Living Dictionary
Online. PALDO will build on the Kamusi architecture to create an
interlinked multilingual dictionary for African languages, creating a
powerful communications tool that will be useful throughout the African
The first step for PALDO will be to program the database, multilingual
tools, and enhanced user interface. This work will begin on April 2
with our partners at Kasahorow (www.kasahorow.org), at a meeting in
Accra, Ghana. This meeting will be simulcast LIVE ONLINE, and the
transcript will also be posted on a special blog at
WE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING by logging into the live
chat session or commenting on the blog, beginning at 9 a.m. Ghana time
on April 2. The timezone for Accra is GMT.
We are particularly hoping for participation from:
1) computer programmers and database specialists
2) linguists, lexicographers, and people with an interest in languages
3) users of the Kamusi Project, kasahorow, or other online dictionaries
4) people interested in helping shape the next generation of tools for
If you would like to participate in this meeting online, please visit
www.kamusiproject.org/paldo for more information.
If you are in Accra and would like to attend in person, the meeting will
be held at the Kofi Annan Centre, beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2.
NOTE: THE DATE OF THE MEETING MAY BE MOVED BACKWARDS ONE DAY IF A 45
MINUTE FLIGHT CONNECTION IS MISSED IN ROME. If the meeting is
rescheduled for April 3, we will place a notice on
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