Rawan Dabbas is the Head of International Relations at the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA). In her role, she leverages her experience in the publishing industry to facilitate the Association’s interaction with local, regional and international stakeholders on a range of issues of pertinence to the UAE’s publishing industry. Since joining the EPA in January 2015, Rawan was instrumental in developing a manifesto for the publishing industry in the UAE, which advances a cohesive strategy for addressing the challenges that publishers face in the country. A lawyer by trade, she has leveraged her skills to enhance the legal framework for publishers in the UAE, and has been instrumental in facilitating discussions between several stakeholders including the EPA and Ministry of Economy to establish the Arab world’s first Reproduction Rights Organization.
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