Please summarize in max 3500 characters the main achievements and challenges in implementing the Convention and the outlook for the future. Please note this is not an introduction to the report or an annotated table of contents.:
The report highlights the current Kenyan cultural policy context and policy measures that the government has undertaken in the last four years to provide an enabling environment for the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. The report also highlights some of the activities and programmes implemented by various government and non agencies, cultural actors and civil society organizations in Kenya in the implementation of the unesco 2005 convention.The report focuses on policy measures and activities relevant to the key priority areas of the convention for example; policies and measures related to provision of enabling environment for enjoyment of culture as a basic fundamental human right, policies related to creation, production and ditribution of cultural expressions, protection of copyrights, integration of culture in development and actvities related to awareness raising, activities on international cooperation and activities by civil society organizations on promotion of cultural and creative industries in Kenya.The main achievements in implementation of the Convention in the last four year include the following;Contribution towards culture policy reforms for example; The convention influenced the review of Kenya’s National Culture and Heritage Policy which has now incorporated the promotion of creative cultural industries as an important category of the cultural sector. The Convention was one of the ey reference documents in the formulation of the draft Culture legislation that envisages establishment of a culture and arts council that will focus on promotion of national cultural expressions. The Board of the council will be represenatives from the diverse cultural organization representatives.Also the Convention was a key reference document in formulation of the draft East African Community Creative and Culture Industries Law.Enhanced awareness of the contents of the Convention by stakeholders and civil society achieved through collaborations in dissemination workshops and programmes by the department of culture, Kenya National Commission for UNESCO and Nairobi UNESCO Regional Office for East Africa during the last four years. The awareness raising targeted county government’s officials, cultural actors, artists and civil society. Greater participation of cultural actors and civil society in policy reforms in Kenya. This has enhanced governance and ensured that government policies are responsive to the needs of the sector. Civil society is now more eager to partner more with government while still keeping government on its toes. Over the last four years the government has engaged civil society in policy reform discssions and civil society have also engaged government in their programmes. Among the main challenges encountered in implementation of the Convention during the period are; Lack of a coordinated national framework on implementation of the Convention.Lack of official cultural statistics that has negatively affected fiscal and political decisions.Inadequate legislative and institutional framework to promote the cultural and creative cultural sector. Inadequate cultural infrastructure and spaces for cultural expressionLack of awareness and non appreciation on the role of culture in development by key policy makers.The outlook for the Convention is great with potential to contribute to sustainable development.