Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
From 2012 to 2017, with the generous support of the Sharjah government, the Sharjah International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Fund was established for the region of Central Asia and North Africa (CANA). Dedicated for the development and support of long-term projects committed to reading, the Sharjah IBBY Fund targeted children in crisis situations and those in the region living in precarious conditions.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Eight projects have been funded in seven countries. The Fund has also supported the regional meeting of CANA members in Sharjah in 2013 and enabled CANA members to attend the IBBY World Congresses in London, England in 2012, Mexico City, Mexico in 2014 and Auckland, New Zealand in 2016.