As the IPA plans for its Morocco seminar, it has new backing from the African Publishers Network and Association for the Development of Education in Africa.
Africa is ‘one of the most under-represented regions in global literature,’ Bodour Al Qasimi tells IPA’s Nairobi seminar. ‘We want you to reverse these facts.’
The June ‘Africa Rising’ seminar from the International Publishers Association will feature the Arab League’s Maha Bakheet on copyright issues.
At the first IPA seminar in Nigeria on regional issues in African publishing, attendees are assured, ‘In a globalized world, almost none of our challenges exists in isolation.’
‘Cultural globalization and digitization trends have accelerated the publishing industry’s own globalization,’ says IPA’s president.
The fund in its new cycle is looking to stimulate ‘a diversified book sector and its many satellite industries.’
‘International copyright treaties and national laws allow publishers to invest in authorship,’ the world publishers’ association says.
The IPA president has made trips to four African markets, meeting with publishing leaders on challenges in the pandemic’s lessons.
The book charity provides close to 10,000 copies of ‘Planet Earth II’ to the Nkhotakotar reserve’s ‘Reading Around the Reserve’ program.
These new African Publishing Innovation Fund grants respond to the educational shortfalls in parts of Africa where the switch to digital has left students without adequate resources.