In a quest to achieve one of its objectives, AFSLI, in conjunction with WASLI is hosting a regional conference which will be held in Abuja the capital of Nigeria, March 13th-17th 2017. The conference will bring together researchers in the field of sign language interpretation, leaders of various organizations of the Deaf and sign language interpreters, and mentors with interest in training and building a generation of young interpreters in Africa. We are also expecting participants from all African countries to be in attendance.
Expected Outcomes of Conference 2017
Building leadership capacity among sign language interpreters and Deaf leaders in African Countries
Strengthening the capacity of AUD & AFSLI for regional activities that will promote Deaf rights and sign language interpreter education
Building synergy with the regional government for inclusion in developmental activities of the region
Building a network of all organizations of the Deaf and interpreters in Africa for utilization of material, technical, and human resources.
Identifying new practice and trends in the field of sign language interpretation and sign language research methodology
Developing partnership strategies with WASLI, WFD, EUD, NAD, and NAOBI in achieving the goals set by AFSLI and AUD.