New video: Re|Shaping creativity in Burkina Faso


In 2014, UNESCO launched the four-year project “Enhancing fundamental freedoms through the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions” with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The project, implemented in 12 countries (Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe) aims to strengthen the human and institutional capacities of governmental and civil society actors to collect the evidence required to design, implement and monitor national policies and measures that promote the diversity of cultural expressions.

This film recounts the commitment over time by political and cultural actors, artists and civil society groups in Burkina Faso to implement the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, and the challenges encountered in enhancing policies for creativity.

Burkina Faso ratified the 2005 Convention as early as 2006. Burkina Faso submitted its first quadrennial periodic report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention in 2013 and the second in 2017, as a result of this project. Periodic reports, submitted every four years, lay the groundwork for informed, transparent and participatory policymaking processes.

Read here about the implementation of the project on policy monitoring in Burkina Faso.