The African Publishers Network is a Pan-African body that exists to promote the development of a strong indigenous publishing industry in Africa. It does this through programmes that strengthen national publishers associations such as KPA. KPA is a member of APNET and has had a fruitful relationship with it for many years.
The International Publishers Association brings together publishers’ associations from all over the world. Its mandate is to address issues that affect publishers internationally, and to defend the freedom to publish. KPA is a member of IPA.
The Kenya Booksellers and Stationers Association brings together sellers of books form all over the country. Its aim is to further the interests of the book trade. KPA works closely with KBSA to ensure that the book trade operates in an efficient and ethical manner so as to ensure that its members’ products (books) reach their end-users.
Kenya Institute of Education is the body under the Ministry of Education charged with the responsibility of developing curricula and vetting books to be used in public schools to ensure that they conform to these curricula and to technical specifications set by the Government. KPA serves as a link between publishers who develop the books and KIE, and works closely with KIE in the process of developing the submission procedures for the books and other teaching and learning materials, and on related matters.
Kopiken is Kenya’s Reproduction Rights Organization. Is objective is to license the reproduction (mainly by way of photocopying) of copyright protected works in Kenya and to collect fees for the same on behalf of rightsholders. The mandate to do this is given by its members who are rightsholder associations and include KPA.
The Ministry of Education is the Government body in charge of education at all levels in the country. KPA collaborates with the Ministry in matters that have to do with the provision of teaching and learning materials to schools. This includes developing policies in this area.
The National Book Development Council of Kenya exists to encourage the development of a strong book industry and an entrenched reading culture in Kenya. KPA is a member of NBDCK and works closely with it to achieve its objectives, which mirror those of KPA.