The Muna Kalati strategic plan is aimed at providing a roadmap for the organization to achieve its vision of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the cultural news ecosystem, with a focus on the children’s book industry. This plan outlines the key strategies and objectives that Muna Kalati will pursue in the next three years to achieve its mission.
Before embarking on the strategic planning process, Muna Kalati conducted a comprehensive situation analysis to understand the current trends and challenges in the children’s book industry. The analysis revealed that there is a critical need to promote more diversity and inclusivity in the industry, particularly in Africa. Additionally, there is a need to increase access to culturally-relevant resources and information on children’s books to promote literacy and improve intercultural communication.
Table 1: Trends and Challenges in the Children’s Book Industry
|Increased demand for diverse and inclusive literature||Limited representation of diverse voices|
|Growing interest in digital publishing||Lack of access to culturally-relevant resources|
|Increasing competition from self-publishing authors||Low literacy rates in some regions|
|Growing importance of social media for book promotion||Limited intercultural communication|
Table 2: Need for Diversity and Inclusivity in the Children’s Book Industry
|Region||Need for Diversity and Inclusivity|
Table 3: Need for Culturally Relevant Resources and Information
|Key Performance Indicators|
|Increase access to diverse children’s books||Number of diverse books published|
|Increase access to culturally-relevant reading programs||Number of reading programs held|
|Improve intercultural communication||Number of positive reviews|
|Driven by Passion||Muna Kalati members believe in the power of literature to promote cultural exchange, tolerance, and literacy. Their passion is what drives them to work tirelessly towards their mission.|
|Seeking Engagement||Muna Kalati members are highly engaged in the organization, and the organization is seeking to increase engagement by creating more opportunities for members to participate in projects, events, and initiatives.|
|Committed to Advocacy||Advocacy is at the heart of Muna Kalati’s work. The organization is committed to proactively advocating for more diversity and inclusivity in the children’s book industry, and ensuring that the resources and information needed to promote intercultural communication and literacy are accessible to all.|
|Concerned about Diversity||Improving diversity within Muna Kalati is a top priority for its members. The organization seeks to provide resources and support to its members to help them work more effectively with diverse populations. It recognizes that inclusion and diversity are essential to achieving its mission.|
|Desiring More Inclusion||Muna Kalati is deeply committed to inclusion, particularly for under-served populations. The organization seeks to ensure that all members feel included and welcome. It recognizes that modeling inclusion within the organization is essential to achieving its goals.|
|Overwhelmed by Benefits||Muna Kalati’s benefits are well received and appreciated by its members. The organization is committed to continuous improvement and seeks to provide more clarity about the benefits of membership to ensure that all members can make the most of what the organization has to offer.|
Muna Kalati’s vision is to become the leading media network of literary journalists, authors, and publishers promoting African and black children’s literature, and to facilitate intercultural communication and improve literacy by exposing kids to African and black children’s books and educational materials.
Muna Kalati’s mission is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the cultural news ecosystem, especially the children’s book industry, by providing access to culturally-relevant resources and information on children’s books to thousands of children and families in Africa, Europe, the US, and the diaspora.
Increase Access to Culturally Relevant Resources and Information: Muna Kalati aims to increase access to culturally-relevant resources and information on African and black children’s books through its digital platforms, reading workshops, advocacy campaigns, and bilingual magazine.
Promote African and Black Children’s Literature: Muna Kalati will promote African and black children’s literature by showcasing diverse and inclusive children’s books, publishing interviews with African and black authors and illustrators, and promoting African and black cultural events.
Expand Muna Kalati’s Reach: Muna Kalati will expand its reach by increasing its presence on social media, collaborating with other organizations and influencers, and reaching out to new audiences, including those outside the traditional book industry.
Increase Engagement with Stakeholders: Muna Kalati will increase engagement with stakeholders, including staff, board members, volunteers, and community members, to ensure that the strategic plan reflects the organization’s goals and values. Muna Kalati will prioritize engaging with black and African stakeholders to center their experiences and perspectives.
Muna Kalati will offer membership to individuals, organizations, and corporations that share its vision and mission. Members will have access to exclusive content, discounts on events and workshops, and opportunities to participate in advocacy campaigns. Muna Kalati will prioritize reaching out to and engaging with African communities, as well as other marginalized groups, in its membership drive.
The Muna Kalati strategic plan outlines key strategies and objectives that the organization will pursue in the next three years to achieve its vision and mission. By increasing access to culturally-relevant resources and information on African and black children’s books, promoting African and black children’s literature, expanding its reach, and increasing engagement with stakeholders, Muna Kalati will become a leading media network of literary journalists, authors, and publishers promoting African and black children’s literature, and facilitate intercultural communication and improve literacy.