PAN localization projectPhase II

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, through its Pan Asia Networking (PAN) Program, PAN ASIA and Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, through its Centre for Language Engineering (CLE) implemented PAN Localization project. Phase I from 2004 to 2007 and Phase II from 2007-2010.
The general objectives of Phase II of the project were to:
(i) Examine effective means to develop digital literacy through the use of local language computing and content.
(ii) Explore development of sustainable human resource capacity for R&D in local language computing as a means to raise current levels of technological support for Asian languages.
(iii) Advance policy for development and use of local language computing and content.
(iv) Study and develop coherent instruments to gauge the effectiveness of multi-disciplinary research concerning the adoption of local language technology by rural communities.
Phase II: InfoCon Co.,Ltd acted as Mongolian component coordinator of this project. Other partners were National University of Mongolia and Mongolian University of Science and Technology.


This project was be led by researchers at CRULP, NUCES. CRULP will be coordinating efforts across Asia through ICT researchers, practitioners, linguists and policymakers from government agencies, universities and the private sector. The countries (and languages) included in the second phase of the project are Afghanistan (Pashto), Bangladesh (Bangla), Bhutan (Dzongkha), Cambodia (Khmer), China (Tibetan), Laos (Lao), Mongolia (Mongolian), Nepal (Nepali), Pakistan (Urdu) and Sri Lanka (Sinhala, Tamil).

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