AFRICAN CHAPTER, UN SDG BOOK CLUB
After 8 months of planning and building, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Book Club African Chapter is here.
It is a unique, multi-lateral project that has brought the United Nations [UN] and key institutions of the African book industry together to achieve a common and important goal:
African Publishers Network (APNET), African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA), Pan-African Writers Association (AWA) Pan-African Booksellers Association (PABA), Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), Borders Literature for all Nations (BORDERS) and the United Nations Information Centre, (UNIC) Windhoek, Namibia.
What is the UN SDG Book Club?
The children of today are the builders of tomorrow. The SDG Book Club aims to use a wide-range of suitable genres of books as a tool to encourage children ages 6-12 to interact with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The curated reading lists feature books from around the world in all six official UN languages—Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. The books relate to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
What is the UN SDG Book Club African Chapter?
The African Chapter of the UN SDG Book Club operates in 4 main languages of Africa: Kiswahili, French, English and Arabic. Importantly, the jury, constituted of experienced writers, editors, booksellers, publishers and librarians, will pick an honorary book in an indigenous African language for showcasing on the reading lists of books picked in the 4 main languages of the Club. Reading lists will be updated every two months to reflect the full succession of the 17 SDGs.
Inauguration of the African Chapter of the UN SDG Book Club
On UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day, 23rd April 2021, at 12 noon West African Time, via Facebook Live, the organizers of the African SDG book club will unveil its website hosted by UN Namibia and unveil the first set of reading lists addressing themes of SDG 1 – No Poverty and SDG 2 – Zero Hunger.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO ACCESS THE UN SDG BOOK CLUB WEBSITE