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1 The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Localisation as an Industrial Strategy Reinhard Schäler Director Localisation Research Centre University of Limerick, Ireland

2 The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Point 1 Point 2 Point 3 Topic Innovation Strategies and Industrial Development Plans

3 The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia N “Ancient Clicks hint Language is Africa-born” 15 April 2011

4 The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Cash was the main currency of the industrial age Knowledge is that of the information age Access to information crucial for growth & survival Agreement We have moved from the industrial to the information age

5 The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia New and innovative solutions are required Infrastructure networks and devices Language local language support Challenge How to provide equal & inclusive access for all

6 The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia US$25 billion = translation & localisation services Multinationals work in all “rich” languages Development of innovative solutions for others Important I 60% of revenue of multinationals is so- called xeno-revenue

7 The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Seven out of ten largest digital publishers Significant government incentives for industries World’s largest research iniatitve (€30m) Fact Ireland became the world’s largest exporter of software

8 The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Official languages: e.g. India: 23, EU: 23, SA: 11 Language Rights: e.g. USA Recognized by African Union Important II Access to knowledge and information is a basic human right

9 The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Local language speakers are the majority Local language support delivers growth Local content contributes to knowledge society Fact Local language & content drive development

10 The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Local language resources and support Research, tranining and education Global collaboration & project delivery Act4Africa Local Language & Localisation Service Industry

11 The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Organized by UNECA, LRC, CDAC Suported by CNGL, Isoc, TRF, Anloc AGIS ‘11 Action for Global Information Sharing 1-2 December 2011 Addis Ababa, UN Conference Centre

12 The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Second Session of the Committee on Development Information, Science and Technology CODIST-II 2-5 May 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thank you!


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