The gesture reflects the Sharjah Ruler’s keenness to promote locally-produced literature within the UAE’s book industry by supporting Emirati writers and intellectuals, and ultimately enhancing their presence in libraries.
Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Vice President of the International Publishers Association, IPA, Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group, said that IPA is committed to responding to the genuine needs of the African publishing industry, and help them gain the required momentum in the wider context of original content development and distribution.
In the presence of Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Vice President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and Founder and Chairperson of Kalimat Foundation for Children's Empowerment (KF) has distributed 2,000 books to 11 libraries across Italy.
The conference, part of the Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 activities, took place in the presence of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Sharjah was named a "Child Friendly City" by Unicef in May 2018 in recognition of its outstanding efforts and accomplishments in the protection and promotion of children's rights.
The Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 (SWBC) Office organised a specialised developmental workshop for 12 mid-career translators selected from seven countries. The course aims to boost translators’ skills in both Arabic and English and comes as part of Sharjah’s continued dedication to promote the translations movement into and out of Arabic.
Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), inaugurated the UAE Innovation Month activities in Sharjah at the Sharjah Book Authority today (Saturday, Feb.8). Being held under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, from Feb.8 to 14, the week-long event features more than 80 Sharjah and UAE government organisations, universities, private sector players and international companies.
The interactive and experiential celebration of the acclaimed Danish writer’s life and works is the first of its kind in the Arab region and will be displayed at the Sharjah Art Museum for three months until May 30.
Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Vice President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), has stressed that the publishing industry in the Arab region and other countries around the world are faced with the same challenges, but opportunities are ripe to consolidate their role in promoting their own businesses, as well as the authors’ efforts and readers’ access to quality reading material.