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Nigeria International Book Fair
The Nigeria International Book Fair is an initiative of the Nigerian Book
Fair Trust, the umbrella body for the major stakeholders in the Nigerian
book industry, comprising the Nigerian Publishers Association, Nigerian
Book Foundation, Nigerian Booksellers Association, Association of Nigerian
Printers, Nigerian Library Association, Association of Nigerian Authors,
and Association of Non-Fiction and Academic Authors of Nigeria. The maiden
edition took place in May 14 - 19, 2002 at the International Conference,
Nigeria International Book Fair
Literamed Publications Ltd
(Lantern House), Plot 45 Oregun Industrial Estate
Alausa Bus-Stop, Ikeja.
P.M.B 21068 Ikeja
Fax: +234-14935258, 7780316.
Established in 1979, the Noma Award is open to African writers and scholars
whose work is published in Africa. The US$10,000 prize is given annually
for an outstanding new book in any of the following three categories:
(i) scholarly or academic, (ii) books for children, and (iii) literature
and creative writing. Books can be submitted in any African or European
Secretary to the Noma Award Managing Committee
The Noma Award
PO Box 128
Oxon OX8 5XU
NORAD administrates long-term development co-operation with authorities
and actors in civil society and business sector in seven main co-operating
countries and 17 other co-operating countries in Africa, Asia, South and
Central America. NORAD works through Norwegian embassies and is thus in
an excellent position to conduct dialogue with partner countries concerning
priorities and framework conditions for development co-operation. NORAD
also channels development funds to regional co-operation.
PO Box 8034 Dep.
Tel: +47 22 242030
Fax: +47 22 242031
The Prince Claus Fund stimulates
and supports activities in the field of culture and development by granting
awards, funding and producing publications and by financing and promoting
networks and innovative cultural activities. Support is given to people
and in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Equality, respect
and trust are the essential parameters of such partnerships; quality and
originality are the preconditions of support.
The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and development
was established to mark the 70th birthday of H.R.H. Prince Claus of the
Netherlands on September 6th, 1996, for the purpose of 'expanding insight
into cultures and promoting interaction between culture and development'.
The Fund adopts a broad and dynamic approach to culture,
based on the concept of a constantly changing culture. Culture refers
both to the way people go about their daily lives and to values and processes
of investing life with meaning. The Fund's chief interest is in the development
of ideas and ideals and the manner in which people give form to them.
The Fund regards the interaction between culture and
development as confirmation of culture's integral role in development
The Fund is aware of the post-colonial situation in
which an 'imposed' culture has become part of indigenous culture. This
has resulted in cultural activities which generate new ideas and forge
new contexts. The Fund recognizes the desire to rediscover and re-evaluate
one's own history, while old values are sometimes reinterpreted in new
circumstances with new meanings
Prince Claus Fund
Hoge Nieuwstraat 30
2514 EL Den Haag
Tel: +31 70 4274303
Fax: +31 70 4274277
South African Children's Book
South African Children’s Book Forum (SACBF) is an independent, non-profit
organisation which aims to bring quality children’s literature to
all South Africa’s children. Founded in 1988, the SACBF has an executive
office in Cape Town and regional branches in most of the provinces of
The SACBF aims to support and publicise indigenous youth literature. This
is done through its quarterly newsletter, The Book Door, and through exhibitions
and selected Honour lists.
As the South African national section of the International
Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), the SACBF nominates South African
books and candidates for the various IBBY awards.
The SACBF awards the annual Vivian Wilkes Award to
the illustrator of an outstanding South African children’s book.
The main project of the SACBF at present is hosting
the 29th IBBY World Congress in Cape Town in September 2004.
South African Children’s Book Forum (SACBF)
PO Box 847, Howard Place, 7450 South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)21 532 0555
Fax: +27 (0)21 671 2902
Book Development Education Trust (SABDET)
SABDET was founded in 1993 and is a UK-based charitable educational trust.
SABDET's objective is to advance education for the public benefit concerning
indigenous publishing in Africa as a means of communication and literacy.
SABDET seek to build a South-North dimension into all its activities and
to support co-operation in book publishing and distribution between the
industrialised world and Africa.
SABDET works with partners in Africa and internationally
in pursuing its aims, including, in particular, the Zimbabwe International
Book Fair (ZIBF), and the African Publishers' Network (APNET).
26 Bewdley Street
London N1 1HB, UK
Tel +44 (0)20 7607 1993
Fax +44 (0)20 7607 1993
UNESCO, United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization
The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace
and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through
education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal
respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and
fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world,
without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter
of the United Nations.
UNESCO’s constitution was adopted by the London Conference
in November 1945, and entered into effect on the 4th of November 1946
when 20 states had deposited instruments of acceptance. It currently has
188 Member States.
To fulfill its mandate, UNESCO performs five principal functions :
Prospective studies : what forms of education,
science, culture and communication for tomorrow's world?
The advancement, transfer and sharing of knowledge
: relying primarily on research, training and teaching activities.
Standard-setting action: the preparation and adoption
of international instruments and statutory recommendations.
Expertise: provided to Member States for their
development policies and projects in the form of ‘technical co-operation’.
Exchange of specialized information
1, rue Miollis
Tel. +331 456847337
Fax +331 45685595
Email : email@example.com
The Zimbabwe International Book
Fair is an international non-governmental pan-African organisation
whose main objective is to promote and market African writing and publishing.
The organisation is run by an independent trust set up in 1992 which holds
annual international exhibitions in Harare in the first week of August.
We also take part in other international events of a similar nature and
we organise provincial book fairs around Zimbabwe.
ZIBF has been a great success mainly because of its
deliberate effort to enhance its exhibitions by organising international
conferences and workshops for stakeholders in the book industry, the donor
community and policy-makers. By so doing, we have provided the stage for
debate and for propagating everyone's right to education and access to
information. hence earning ourselves the title - Africa's premier book
Zimbabwe International Book Fair
P.O. Box CY1179
Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 4 702104, 702108, 707352, 705729, 704112
Fax: +263 4 702129
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