DISCOMICS / IQEMBU

A Pan-African animation initiative focusing on education and development
20 Apr 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Main Panel Area

DISCOMICS / IQEMBU

African Animation Network’s (AAN) core mission is to create a sustainable African animation industry and central to achieving this goal is industry related education. Through its work across the continent over a number of years, AAN has established a Pan-African partner network of national animation associations, animation festivals and pop culture events that now includes (subsequent to an equity investment made by DISCOMICS) the 3 longest-running comic conventions in Africa; Nairobi Comic Con in Kenya, ICON Comic & Games Convention in South Africa and Lagos Comic Con in Nigeria.

On this panel, Nick Wilson (AAN, DISCOMICS) and Les Allen (ICON Comics & Games Convention, DISCOMICS) discuss the IQEMBU initiative, and how the Pan-African partnerships will help drive their education and development goals.