Intellectual property is the modern day phenomenon and very important for those, especially working in development sector to understand its requirements. Protecting one’s creativity from plagiarism, theft and the basic legal protection available in the country must be in everyone’s knowledge. In view of its importance and need, FLI arranged a one day workshop on Feb 14, 2019 in Islamabad for its staff members and also invited people from its partner organizations who are involved in creative activities. Mr. Wayne Lunsford, who was the organizer of the workshop facilitated this important learning activity. The relationship of a staff member with his/ her organization for creative works, the benchmark of ownership of the creation and lot more were described during the event. 16 people, from various language communities of northern Pakistan including FLI’s staff members attended the event. The purpose of the activity was to make the participants aware of the Intellectual Property, the procedure of its acquisition, safeguarding of the intellectual property etc. The participants were able to comprehend the sensitivity of the subject as it was relevant to their daily life. They were also provided useful literature for reference and use in the future.
FLI is collaborating with Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand and SIL International to offer a certificate programme in Identity-Based Community Development with a special focus in project management. It consists of 5 courses that integrate class work and fieldwork over a period of 12 months. It has been designed specifically to meet the needs of administrators in FLI’s partner organizations who are actively engaged in revitalizing their unique languages and cultures, and promoting more effective education policies. The first course launched last week at FLI.
The Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI) has reached an
important milestone in its
service to the language communities of the north as theSida-PMU funded ‘Mashal-e-Rah’ project concludes and a new project begins. To celebrate it a ceremony was held in Islamabadon 13 March. Presentations about the project and its achievements were made, and some individuals were recognized for their contributions. The ceremony named “Celebrating Achievement” was attended by the official of FLI’s partner organizations , Director UNESCO Islamabad, 2nd Mission officer Swedish embassy, MNA Chitral. Dr. Joan Baart, professor Dr. Naseem and people from 16 language communities.
The Forum for Language Initiatives (FLI) has launched a new book, Palula Text, the 8th book of its Cultural and Language Series.
Palula Text, penned down jointly by Dr. Henrik Liljegren, a field linguist at Stockholm University, Sweden, and Naseem Haider, a local researcher in FLI, who is himself a native speaker of Palula, is a result of linguistic research about the Palula language, the second largest language of chitral. MNA Chitral prince Iftikhar Uddin launched the book. The language is spoken in lower part of Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.