ICEVI Africa Co-Hosts A Webinar On Working Together To End The Book Famine For People With Print Disabilities


On Wednesday 28th October 2020, ICEVI Africa co-hosted a landmark webinar on “Working Together To End The Book Famine For People With Print Disabilities”. The webinar, which was co-hosted with the Nigeria Copyright Commission and the Nigeria Association Of The Blind is part of the ongoing collaboration among the three organizations to campaign for the domestication of the Marrakesh Treaty in Nigeria.

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. It has the largest number of persons with print disabilities and one of the largest publishing industries on the continent. This webinar was aimed at raising awareness among government decision-makers and the publishing industry in Nigeria on the need to work towards ending the book famine in the country.

The Keynote speaker was Mr. John O. Asein, the Director-General of the Nigeria Copyright Commission. He was flanked by a high panel consisting of the President of the World Blind Union, the President of the International Publishers Association, the Vice President (Global Literacy) of Benetech, the CEO of the DAISY Consortium and the Chairperson of the UNCRPD Committee. Welcome Remarks were delivered by Mrs. Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame – President of ICEVI Africa.

The webinar recording can be accessed by clicking on this link.

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