Regional Nodes and Language Expertise Centres

In addition to the global coordinating office in Cape Town, there are a number of Regional Offices of the OAD (ROADs) and Language Expertise Centres of the OAD (LOADs). They have similar objectives as the OAD but with regional focus. The focus could be geographical (neighbouring countries) or cultural (linguistic or cultural similarities over a geographic region).

As of August 2018, there are 10 ROADs with two of them acting as combined ROAD-LOAD and a dedicated LOAD for Portuguese language.

  • Andean Regional Office
  • Arab World Regional Office and Arabic Language Expertise Centre
  • East African Regional Office
  • East Asian Regional Office and Chinese Language Expertise Centre
  • European Regional Office
  • Portuguese Language Expertise Centre
  • Southeast Asian Regional Office
  • Southwest and Central Asian Regional Office
  • Southern African Regional Office
  • West African Regional Office

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