Committees

2019-2021 Standing Committee

The current WOCAL Committee members are:

nameaffiliationcountryrepresenting
Felix Ameka (president)Leiden UniversityGhana
Gratien Atindogbe (general secretary)University of Buea & Bayreuth UniversityCameroonCameroon
Saudah NamyaloMakerere UniversityUgandaEast Africa
Dorothy AgyeopongUniversity of GhanaGhanaWest Africa
Eyasu Hailu TameneAddis Ababa UniversityEthiopiaNorth East Africa
Adil AzharMohahmed V University of RabatMoroccoNorth Africa
Mawande DlaliStellenbosch UniversitySouth AfricaSouthern Africa
VACANCY Central Africa
Esmeralda Vailati NegrãoUniversidade de São PauloBrazil
Hiroshi NakagawaTokyo University of Foreign StudiesJapanEast Asia
Roland KiesslingHamburg UniversityGermanyDACH
Sharon RoseUniversity of California San DiegoUnited StatesNorth America
Mark DingemanseRadboud UniversityNetherlandsBeNe
Malin PetzellGothenburg University NorwayNordic countries

Co-opted committee members

Evans N. BurichaniAfrica Nazarene University, KenyaAfrican Sign Language workshop
Yédê Adama SanogoSociety Without Barriers, Côte d’IvoireAfrican Sign Language workshop 
Maarten MousLeiden University Head, WOCAL 10 organisation committee

WOCAL elders

Akinbiyi Akinlabi 
Herman Batibo 
Ekkehard Wolff 
Karsten Legère 
Margarida Maria Taddoni Petter 
Bernd Heine 
Ayọ Bamgboṣe 
Rosali Finlayson 
Ian Maddieson 
Matthias Brenzinger 
Shigeki Kaji 
Yamina El-Kirat 

African Sign Languages Committee

nameaffiliation
Evans N. Burichani (chair)Africa Nazarene University, Kenya
Yédê Adama Sanogo (vice-chair)Society Without Barriers, Côte d’Ivoire
Hope E. Morgan (secretary)Leiden University, Netherlands
Victoria Nyst (local committee liaison)Leiden University, Netherlands
Yves Beosso (general member)Chad