NCW Participates in CIBF with Special Pavilion for the First Time

The National Council for Women announced its participation for the first time in a special pavilion in the 54th session of the Cairo International Book Fair 2023, held this year under the slogan “In Egypt’s Name: We Read…We Think…We Create”, from Jan. 25 to Feb. 6 at Egypt International Exhibition and Convention Center.

The NCW’s pavilion, No. B1, located in hall 3 of the exhibition, includes a special section displaying publications issued by the Council over the past years, focusing on women’s issues in all fields. Additionally, it offers an introductory overview of the Council’s and Egypt’s efforts in this field to those interested in women’s issues.

Moreover, the council’s pavilion will showcase handicrafts produced by women during the council’s training for women within the national project for the development of the Egyptian family, implemented in the villages of the “Decent Life” initiative, among the women’s products in other training programs.

Part of the pavilion will be allocated to the Women’s Complaints Office in the Council, to introduce the services it provides to women, offer them psychological, social, and legal support, and share its hotline, 15115, on which the office receives inquiries and complaints of women.

The Council will also organize interactive workshops for the public to train some of the fair’s female visitors interested to learn crafts, like painting on cloth and making glove puppets.

Besides, the NCW will hold a symposium within the activities of the exhibition entitled “The Role of Women in Building Cultural and Moral Awareness”, during which Al-Azhar University professor Dr. Saad El-Din Helaly, who is also an active Council member will give a speech.

Cairo International Book Fair Opens to Public Next Wednesday

The 54th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair will kick off on Wednesday and run until February 6 with the participation of 1,047 publishers.

As many as 1,047 publishers representing 53 countries are participating in the fair, which will witness various cultural activities. Also, Jordan is taking part in this edition and will be this year’s guest of honor.

Between 1984 and 2019, the fair was held at the Cairo International Fair Zone in Nasr City but has now moved to a more spacious and better-equipped International Exhibition Centre in New Cairo.

The fair administration launched an e-application to help customers and book lovers access all available services at the Book Fair and learn about the latest news and events.

The late Egyptian poet Salah Jaheen will be the personality of the year, while Egyptian writer Kamel Kilani, who has pioneered children’s literature across the Arab world, will be the personality of the year at the children’s exhibition.

Inaugurated in 1969 and organized by the General Egyptian Book Organization, the Cairo International Book Fair is one of the largest in the world and the oldest in the Arab world, bringing hundreds of booksellers locally and worldwide.

Cairo International Book Fair Launches an E-app

This year, the Cairo international book fair “CIBF” is launching a new e-application, which will hopefully assist fair-goers to enjoy a variety of services offered at the book fair.

The e-app is available for free download and usage on both iOS and Android systems, which gives all users access to all services available at the Book Fair. By downloading the app, users will have constant updates about ongoing events and all news related to the Fair.

The e-platform features a virtual-reality clip showing Abu Kharbush’s story by Professor Kamel al-Kilani, who won personality of the year for children.

Moreover, it includes the Saleim Hassan Encyclopedia of Description of Egypt, which is still available for sale via the app, and the family library publications in PDF format as well.

At the Children’s Fair section, the organizers will honor renowned children’s writer Kamel Kilani for his outstanding work in literature in Egypt and across the Arab world by extension.

It is worth mentioning that Jordan will be joining this year’s event. Also, the 54th edition of the Book Fair will carry out an honoring event for the late writer Salah Jahin for his life work in literature.

If you prefer online reservations, the official Facebook page of the CIBF recently posted a link through which customers can book their tickets electronically and avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines to purchase them on their visit to the event.

The Cairo international book fair officially opens for the public at the Egypt International Exhibition Center “EIEC” in New Cairo, starting January 26 until February 2nd. The CIBF will operate every day from 10 am to 8 pm and will extend to 9 pm on Thursdays and Fridays.