African Publishers Network (APNET)

Réseau des éditeurs africains
Rede Africana de Editores

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Feb 1992, Harare (Zimbabwe). Current constitution adopted, May 2002, Abuja (Nigeria).


Strengthen indigenous African publishing through networking, training and trade promotion to fully meet Africa's need for quality books relevant to African social, political, economic and cultural reality; inform members of the value and potential of their IP rights to provide further means for business and, ultimately, cultural protection, in African countries.

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Encourages and assists intra-African trading in books and joint ventures between African publishers. Carries out research activity. Projects: African Publishing Institute (API) - an integrated pan African training project; 'APNET Consultants Register (ACR)' - lists consultants interested in carrying out consultancy work in African publishing and book development; APNET Research and Documentation Centre (ARDC) - engaged in the collection and cataloguing of important historical and contemporary documents on African publishing over the past 30 years; 'International Networking' - promotes cooperation and interaction with various international organizations which have a particular interest in strengthening indigenous publishing in Africa; 'KAWI Africa Project' involves African science teachers, editors, writers, as well as African publishers in the production, publication, sales, marketing and distribution of six titles on renewable energy; 'Publication and Information' - responsible for periodical and non-periodical publications; 'Trade Promotion' - markets African books to the regional and international markets through book exhibits, APR promotion pages; thematic catalogues.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 46 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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