Accord Literary awarded the African Publishing Innovation Fund
Accord Literary is pleased to have been selected with 6 other organizations to receive to support from the International Publishers Association and Dubai Cares as part of the African Publishing Innovation Fund. This award will support Accord's work to provide training and worldwide publication to African writers. Other recipients of the award are: Okada Books (Nigeria), Cassava Republic (Nigeria), Positively African (Kenya), Puku Foundation (South Africa), Kakuma (Kenya), and Book Bunk (Kenya).
The Africa Publishing Innovation Fund was created following the agreement of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, and the International Publishers Association (IPA), the world’s largest trade association for publishers in May 2019. As part of the MoU, Dubai Cares committed AED 2,938,800 (USD 800,000) over 4 years to expand the reach of IPA’s programs in Africa as well as cooperate on new initiatives at the nexus of sustainable development, education, and publishing.
Our team here at Accord is honored to be part of this inaugural fund and look forward to expanding our efforts to get more books by more African writers to readers worldwide.