6. Working Group on Training Courses in Toponymy
Ferjan Ormeling (Netherlands) E-mail Mr. Ormeling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ongoing work programme
The Working Group coordinates information on toponymy training courses, and where required assists in the planning and delivery of international courses organized by a host country or UNGEGN Division.
Training courses offered in recent years
- 2010: Cameroon
- 2009, Kenya (in conjunction with the 25th UNGEGN in Nairobi)
- 2008: Burkina Faso and Romania
- 2007: Tunisia
- 2006: Austria (in conjunction with the 23 rd UNGEGN in Vienna); Mozambique
- 2005: Indonesia
- 2004: Australia and Mozambique
- 2003: Sudan; Algeria
- 2002: Netherlands-Germany (in conjunction with the Eighth United National Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names in Berlin
Web-based training has the potential to provide instructional material to a wider audience than can be reached through the courses offered in different regions of the world. At present the following web-based training in toponymic issues are available:
- Toponymy Web Course
- In French, developed by Laval University, Québec, Canada and the IGN, France at http://www.toponymiefrancophone.org/DivFranco/Formation/accueil.htm
A workshop about training courses on the web was given in association with the Ninth UN Conference, New York, 2007.
Reports of the Working Group
- UNGEGN Information Bulletin 42, March 2012
- 26th UNGEGN Session, 2011 (W.P. 72, rev. 1)
- UNGEGN Information Bulletin 40, April 2011
- UNGEGN Information Bulletin 37, September 2009
- 25th UNGEGN Session, 2009 (W.P.2)
- 24th UNGEGN Session, 2007 (W.P.4)
- 23rd UNGEGN Session, 2006 (W.P.41)
- UNGEGN Information Bulletin 30, September 2005
- 22nd UNGEGN Session, 2004 (W.P.5)
- UNGEGN Information Bulletin 26, March 2003
- Eighth UN Conference, 2002 (E/CONF.94/INF.51)
- UNGEGN Newsletter 23, July 2000
- The Working Group's website is accessible at http://toponymycourses.geog.uu.nl/. It provides information on the Working Group, on forthcoming and past courses, and on teaching material used in toponymy courses and for other purposes.
- Information is also provided on the Working Group website regarding training courses offered by the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH).