The International Publishers Association Seminar on Sustainable Development for African Publishers 2019 will be hosted in Nairobi on June 14-15.
At the opening ceremony of the Nairobi International Book Fair 2018 on September 27, 2018, the Kenya Publishers Association chairman Lawrence Njagi announced that the International Publishers Association (IPA) would be holding a seminar in Kenya’s capital city. It would the second time that an IPA seminar would be hosted on the continent after one was hosted in Lagos in 2018. The 2018 seminar’s panels covered a range of issues including the socio-economic contribution of African publishing, educational publishing, originality of African literary voices, the role of technology, and the importance of copyright.
Details for the seminar that will run in Nairobi have started emerging with the Kenya Publishing Association setting up a Facebook page for it. From this page, we learn that the event will happen from June 14 – 15, 2019 at the Movenpick Hotel, Westlands, Nairobi. We have also learned that the seminar theme is “Realising Africa’s Potential as a Global Publishing Leader in the 21st century.”
We are also aware that several players in the writing scene across East Africa are being contacted to take part in this event. We shall be sharing information on the seminar as and well it becomes available.