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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.