Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Sponsorship packages and exhibition space offer high visibility and opportunity to promote to leaders and decision-makers in the fields of education and economic and social development, giving your profile worldwide exposure.

Funding a scholarship

Funding a scholarship enables young academics and specialists to attend the conference. We particularly support women and those from minority groups to participate in the conference.

If you would like to be a strategic partner, need more information on sponsorship packages and exhibition space or are interested in enabling up-and-coming young experts to participate in the 2017 Language and Development Conference, please contact us.

Strategic Partners

Senegal's Ministry of Higher Education and Research

The Ministry of Higher Education and Research is responsible for implementing the Plan for the Development of Higher Education and Research (2013-2022) drawn up following the National Consultation on the Future of Education, (CNAES) and based on the eleven decisions of the Presidential Council of 14 August 2013. The main objective of PDHER is to set up a system of higher education and effective research in line with development needs.

Senegal Ministry of National Education

The Government of Senegal has formulated a new Policy Letter for the Education and Training Sector, covering the period 2012-2025. The aim, through this policy, is not only to deepen and consolidate the achievements of the previous decade, but also to readjust educational options by articulating this program with the dynamics observed nationally and internationally.


CODESRIA is an independent, pan-African non-governmental not-for-profit organisation established in 1973 with a mandate to promote and facilitate knowledge production in Africa that can both enhance the understanding of the social dynamics and structural transformations in the continent.


SIL works alongside language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development by means of research, translation, training and materials development, thus enabling them to address more effectively the social, cultural, political, economic and spiritual challenges they face.


SOAS University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.


The UNESCO Regional Multi-Sectoral Office for West Africa (Sahel) in Dakar covers all program areas: education, natural sciences, human and social sciences, culture and communication and information. The office covers seven countries, namely Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger and Senegal.