Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Language still key to effective knowledge sharing

Post by Andrew Clappison, originally posted on CommsConsult’s blog

The barriers created by language to knowledge sharing was one of the first issues that found prominence at the AgKnowledge Africa event, currently taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This got me thinking about one particular question ‘What percentage of research on development issues is translated into other languages?’ My own conclusion was brief – very little.

I was pleased to here from Dr Emmanuel Chabata, based at the University of Zimbabwe, about his work which seeks to build capacity in this area and help domesticate knowledge through its translation into local languages.

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