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Book workshop tackles reading policies in Africa

It was organised by Adea, which has long been a convener, knowledge creator and forum for policy dialogue

In Summary

• High-profile forum drew stakeholders from the UN, AU and US.

Education PS Belio Kipsang
Education PS Belio Kipsang
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Regional publishers and education stakeholders on Tuesday held a high-level regional workshop on national book and reading policies in Africa.

The event happened at Park Inn by Radisson, Nairobi. It was organised by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa, which has long been a convener, knowledge creator and forum for policy dialogue.

Among those present were Education PS Belio Kipsang, East African Educational Publishers group chairman Henry Chakava and USAid deputy chief education Jaime Oberlander

EAEP group chairman Henry Chakava and Moi University lecturer DC Rotich
EAEP group chairman Henry Chakava and Moi University lecturer DC Rotich
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USAid deputy chief education Jaime Oberlander
USAid deputy chief education Jaime Oberlander
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Publishing consultant Lisbeth Levey and Demere Kitunga
Publishing consultant Lisbeth Levey and Demere Kitunga
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Will-to-Win chief learning officer David Waweru and AU librarian Garoma Daba
Will-to-Win chief learning officer David Waweru and AU librarian Garoma Daba
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Unesco programme officer Saba Bokhari and Worldreder director EA Joan Amolo
Unesco programme officer Saba Bokhari and Worldreder director EA Joan Amolo
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