IBBY-Yamada 2015: International

Support for participants attending the Asia/Oceania and African Regional Meetings

The second Asia and Oceania Regional Meeting was held in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 13-15 May, 2015. There were 155 participants and 55 papers were presented on the theme of Diversity in children’s and young adult literature, in particular national, ethnic or racial diversity. The IBBY-Yamada Fund was used to cover the full costs of a participant from IBBY Afghanistan, as well as the registration fees of participants from Cambodia, Iran and Thailand.


The third African Regional Meeting was held in Kigali, Rwanda on 25-26 September 2015.  The theme was Reading promotion and reading culture in Africa today and tomorrow. Where do we stand today?  Exchange of experiences between the IBBY-Africa sections. The IBBY-Yamada Fund offset some of the organizational costs of the meeting and enabled participants from the IBBY Sections of Uganda and Zimbabwe, as well as other participants from Ethiopia and Namibia, to attend.