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.
Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), has stressed that IPA is focusing on establishing effective communication with publishers associations worldwide.
International Publishers Association President Bodour Al Qasimi has continued a tour of pandemic-hit publishing markets by visiting Kenya, whose national publishing industry is one of many reeling from the ravages of COVID-19 in 2020.
Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), met local publishers and members of the Ghanaian Publishers Association to discuss the huge opportunities which the global pandemic has presented for African publishers to rebuild their sector for future growth.
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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.