COMMUNIQUE-SOMALI-MAAY LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL CONFERENCE BORAS, SWEDEN Featured

This document presents the outcomes of a two-day Somali-Maay Language and Cultural Conference (Conference) held on July 28-29, 2018 in Boras, Sweden. This communique (Boras Communique) presents recommendations that came out of the conference.


Boras Communique is intended to be the building blocks for the standardization of the Maay script (Elif-Maay), guide for the dissemination, and preservation of the Maay cultural and language heritages.
CONFERENCE PURPOSE
On July 28-29, Center for Peace Building Initiative (CBPI) in collaboration with Southwest Somali Association in Sweden (SSAS) have concluded a two-day Conference in Boras, Sweden. With over 150 delegates from all over the world, the two-day conference composed scholarly presentations that included historical development of Elif-Maay, discussions on the current challenges and recommendations for next steps. The purpose of the Conference was to create not only a stimulating scholarly discussion but also establish mechanisms that support;
*         -  Maay language (Af-Maay) preservation and promotion; 

*         -  knowledge exchange and dissemination; and 

*         -  establishing building-blocks for the development/advancement of standardized Elif-Maay.

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