Strengthening Skills and Relationship among Players in Publishing Industry

Where
Malawi
When
2020
Who
Copyright Society of Malawi (COSOMA)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The project involved training of authors, publishers, editors, book illustrators, book designers in developing textbooks that are in context with Malawian Culture.

The initiative aimed at strengthening the cultural and creative sector i.e the publishing industry through the standard Publishing Contract between publishers and authors, publishers and book illustrators. The measure assisted in regulating the relationship among players in the industry and motivated them develop dynamic creativity because of the assurance of the legal agreement.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Twenty (20) textbooks were developed for secondary school that have contextualised information based on Malawian culture, These are textbooks that has information which will assist students in solving problems using locally information, resources i.e Agriculture books providing remedies that are locally available based on Malawian values on food from farm productions using local methods that work. This supports creation on different cultural remedies in written form.

The relationship between Book Publishers Association of Malawi (BPAM) and Malawi Union of Academic and Non-Fiction Authors (MUANA) has been strengthened result in partnership that is informed, transparent and participatory in governing the system on creativity for indigenous authors and publishers in developing textbooks that have a Malawian taste/culture.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Book Publishers Association of Malawi, Malawi Union of Academic and Non-Fiction Authors
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Publishing