Cultural Domains:
UNESCO Priorities:
Funds Allocated:
US$ 100 000.00
Beneficiary countries:
Applicant:
PEN International
Start date
May 2014
End date
May 2015

About the project:

The project aims at reinforcing national and regional cultural policies related to the publishing sector in Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria and Serbia and to strengthen the minority-language publishing in these countries.

PEN International is an international NGO committed to the promotion of literature and freedom of expression.

Expected results:

  • The publishing industry in Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria and Serbia are mapped and analysed
  • Cultural policies to promote minority-language publishing industries are introduced and strengthened
  • The publishing industry in the abovementioned countries is strengthened 
  • A network of writers, publishers, policy-makers and academics working in the minority-language publishing industry is established

Results:

  • Mapped and analyzed the publishing industry in Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria and Serbia.
  • Introduced and strengthened cultural policies to promote minority-language publishing industries.
  • Established a network of over 70 writers, publishers, policy-makers and academics working in the minority-language publishing industry.

Strengthening minority-language publishing industries in Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria and Serbia

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Project implementation period: 
2014 to 2015
About the project: 

The project aims at reinforcing national and regional cultural policies related to the publishing sector in Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria and Serbia and to strengthen the minority-language publishing in these countries.

PEN International is an international NGO committed to the promotion of literature and freedom of expression.

Beneficiary countries: 
Haiti
Country of applicant: 
Serbia
Cultural Domains: 
UNESCO Priorities: 
Funds allocated (in USD): 
USD100000.00
Sections: 
Title of the section: 
Expected results:
Short Description: 
  • The publishing industry in Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria and Serbia are mapped and analysed
  • Cultural policies to promote minority-language publishing industries are introduced and strengthened
  • The publishing industry in the abovementioned countries is strengthened 
  • A network of writers, publishers, policy-makers and academics working in the minority-language publishing industry is established
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Main activities:
Short Description: 
  • Carrying out an 11-month mapping exercise to review and analyse the major challenges of the minority-language publishing industry and policy gaps affecting the cultural industry in these countries.
  • Developing a strategy based on the recommendations made to cultural policy-makers with the purpose of introducing and/or strengthening cultural policies in the publishing sector.
  • Providing expert advice, direct training and capacity-building support to PEN Centres in Haiti, Kenya and Serbia on how to promote minority-language publishing and develop the sector.
  • Organizing three national meetings and one regional meeting to engage and promote an active participation of key stakeholders in the sector.
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How does this project contribute to the implementation of the 2005 Convention?
Short Description: 
  • Contributes to evidence-based cultural policy-making to promote minority-language publishing industry in Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria and Serbia – both the mapping exercise and the submission of recommendations to cultural policy-makers are instrumental in ensuring effective policy interventions to develop a competitive and dynamic local publishing industry.
  • Fosters cooperation and partnership building among key actors in the publishing industry – the participation and involvement of a broad array of stakeholders across sectors cooperating in a mutually beneficial manner is encouraged throughout the project activities.
Position: 
Bottom Left
Organization: 
PEN International
Family name: 
Clarke
Given name: 
Sarah
Position: 
Policy Officer
Year of application: 
2013
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Results: 
  • Mapped and analyzed the publishing industry in Haiti, Kenya, Nigeria and Serbia.
  • Introduced and strengthened cultural policies to promote minority-language publishing industries.
  • Established a network of over 70 writers, publishers, policy-makers and academics working in the minority-language publishing industry.
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