Home 5 Articles and Reports 5 IPA Seminar Under Theme Publishing for Sustainable Development: The Role of Publishers in Africa

IPA Seminar Under Theme Publishing for Sustainable Development: The Role of Publishers in Africa

by | May 9, 2018 | Articles and Reports, News

The seminar is being organized with a view to discussing the challenges and opportunities that could pave the way of the publishing industry in Africa.

 

Nigeria Publishers Association (NPA) is all set to host International Publishing Association (IPA) seminar to be held on May 9 at Eko hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos. Several prominent dignitaries from the world of publishing will be attending the event.

The seminar is being organized with a view to discussing the challenges and opportunities that could pave the way of the publishing industry in Africa. Besides this, the seminar will also focus on the socio-economic contribution of publishing in Africa, freedom to publish, and the role of technology in overcoming illiteracy.

The seminar will be structured around the theme ‘Publishing for sustainable development: The role of publishers in Africa’ and will be consists of six-panel discussions”, said Mr. Gbadega Adedapo, President, NPA.

The panelists include prominent figures from the world of publishing from across and beyond the continent, representing IPA’s 76 members from 65 countries.

Dr. Michiel Kolman, President of IPA will open the seminar with a discussion on the following topics: the publishing industry’s socio-economic contribution to Africa; strengthening African educational publishing, bringing the voice of African writers and publishers to the world, the role of technology in overcoming illiteracy and promoting reading, addressing freedom to publish challenges in Africa, and enhancing enforcement of copyright and IP laws.

“This seminar reflects the importance of the African publishing industry and its potential in terms of both cultural and economic progress”, said Dr. Kolman.

 

Source: devdiscourse.com

Recent News

23Apr
Bodour Al Qasimi: World Book Day fosters friendships across cultures

Bodour Al Qasimi: World Book Day fosters friendships across cultures

  Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, the Chairperson of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), stated that “World Book Day” is not only a celebration of literature but also a powerful call to action. It reminds us of the profound impact books have in fostering friendships across cultures and continents and promoting empathy and understanding between […]

18Apr
IPA Disappointed by Dismissal of William Nygaard’s Attempted Murder Case

IPA Disappointed by Dismissal of William Nygaard’s Attempted Murder Case

The International Publishers Association (IPA) is disappointed in the decision by the Oslo District Attorney’s Office to dismiss the case regarding the attempted murder in 1993 of William Nygaard, publisher at Aschehoug of The Satanic Verses.  Charges had been filed in 2018, 25 years after the shooting and 20 years after the case had originally […]

17Apr
Inside Story of 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege to be Published by Viking

Inside Story of 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege to be Published by Viking

Viking, part of Penguin Random House, has acquired “the definitive” account of the Iranian Embassy siege in London in 1980 when six gunmen belonging to a dissident Iranian group opposed to Iran’s leader Ayatollah Khomeini, took 26 people hostage and demanded the release of 91 political prisoners who were jailed in Iran.   The gunmen […]

Related Posts

Inside Story of 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege to be Published by Viking

Inside Story of 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege to be Published by Viking

Viking, part of Penguin Random House, has acquired “the definitive” account of the Iranian Embassy siege in London in 1980 when six gunmen belonging to a dissident Iranian group opposed to Iran’s leader Ayatollah Khomeini, took 26 people hostage and demanded the...

15th SCRF Showcases Pan-Arab Literary Excellence

15th SCRF Showcases Pan-Arab Literary Excellence

The upcoming 15th edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF) is set to showcase literary talent and creativity, uniting 45 renowned authors and experts from 14 Arab countries who contributed valuable works in the children’s literature domain.   The...

Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this

Pin It on Pinterest