THE NEXT 10 YEARS: DEVELOPING AFRICAN TECH-SCAPE THROUGH INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES The inadequacy of available content in African indigenous languages and lack of participation of youth in linguistic diversity and multilingualism of the internet is the root cause of the marginalization of African languages on the web.
Our session will motivate participants to take up language digital activism, to give African languages visibility on the internet, and drive profound change in the African digital world, for instance, the native language in Artificial Intelligence.
The facilitators will present tested tactics and strategies that can be employed by digital rights activists, content creators, linguists, and young Africans to bridge the digital divide and marginalization of non-English content on the digital space.
Participants will go home with the open Language Digital Activism Toolkit, learn how to contribute to the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, and the opportunities for indigenous language content creators
This session is hosted by Yobamoodua Cultural Heritage