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Thank you for visiting the page for the PALDO planning meeting. The meeting is now over, and we are starting on the work of programming. However, we still want your input. Please read through the transcripts and send your thoughts to paldo at kamusiproject dot org, or add comments to this blog.

The next step is our coding marathon, happening until April 24 in Accra. If you would like to add your programming skills to the project, please join our CodeAfrica team and we'll find work for you!

To read and comment on the transcripts from the meeting, please visit

Here is the original announcement of the PALDO Planning Meeting:

We are pleased to announce that we are about to begin work on PALDO: the Pan-African Living Dictionary Online. PALDO will build on the Kamusi Project architecture to create an interlinked multilingual dictionary for African languages, creating a powerful communications tool that will be useful throughout the African continent.

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 (, at a meeting in Accra, Ghana. This meeting will be simulcast LIVE ONLINE, and the transcript will also be posted on this page (

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. 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 African languages

If you would like to participate in this meeting online, please keep following this page for more information.

If you are in Accra and would like to attend in person, the meeting will be held at Kofi Annan Centre, beginning sometime after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2.


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