7th Pan-African Reading for All Conference


11 – 14 July 2011


Gaborone, Botswana


The Pan African Reading for All Conference takes place every two years and represents the largest...

The Pan African Reading for All Conference takes place every two years and represents the largest and most prestigious international literacy conference in Africa.  Teachers, researchers, publishers, policy makers, writers and others, from Africa and beyond, get together to share best practice in the fields of literacy, education, and the development of literate environments.


Organised by
Reading Association of Botswana (RAB)
International Development Committee - Africa (IDC-A)
International Reading Association (IRA)

The purpose of the Pan-African Reading for All Conference(s) is to develop ways of translating “Education for All” into “Reading for All”.  The 7th Pan-African Reading for All Conference will be hosted by the Reading Association of Botswana and will be an opportunity for teachers, writers, librarians, publishers, and development workers from Botswana and other nations to continue developing a coordinated approach to literacy in Africa.  In addition, the network of educators and other professionals across Africa for sharing best practices and research will be strengthened.

The Pan-African Reading for All Conference has become an important literacy event on the African continent.  It provides a platform for policy makers in government and the donor community to interface with literacy professionals, and researchers at all levels to share vital knowledge and information on appropriate ways and strategies of delivering literacy and reading skills to all communities. In the six countries where the conference has been held, the positive developments registered have included growth and development of community libraries, adult literacy classes and children’s reading tents; the emergence of reading and writing clubs in schools and communities; and, positive policy pronouncements in favour of the book sector and publishing industry.

For more information, see: http://www.codecan.org/media-room/event/pan-african-reading-all-conference

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Last update: 4 October 2012