Objectives:

The Afro-Asian Book Council was set up in New Delhi in February 1990 as a non-profit NGO with the main objective of achieving intellectual self-reliance through mutual assistance and cooperation between Africa and Asia in authorship and publishing.

Activities:

The Afro-Asian Book Council is organizing Book exhibitions and Author development workshops at national and international levels, book industry training programmes, seminars, consultations and annual conferences on book-related themes in Asia and Africa, facilitating flow of books and Rights with a view to promoting indigenous authorship and publishing.

Membership:

As of 1st January 2015, the Council has 150 annual members and 30 life members on its roll. The council has got members from following countries:

AFRICA:

Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

ASIA-PACIFIC:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Philippines and UAE.

EUROPE & AMERICA:

Outside the Afro-Asian region the Council has Associate Members in Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, Russia, UK and USA.