A high-level regional conference in Africa on educational publishing was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in late November. Brian Wafawarowa from South Africa was one of the presenters, along with Gbadega Adedapo president of the Nigerian Publishers Association. They were joined by Aminata Sy, president of the Senegalese Publishers Association; Anges Félix Ndakpri, president of the Publishers Association from Côte d’Ivoire; and Abdelkader Retnani, president of the Moroccan Publishers Association. IPA’s Educational Publishers Forum (EPF) has said that the best educational systems around the world are ones that harness local narratives written by local authors and produced in an open, competitive environment by locally based professional publishers.

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