Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (RALC)

Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (RALC)
Key objectives of the measure:
  1. The main objective of the Academy is to preserve and promote Rwandan National Language, culture and historical heritage. This is done by coordinating and promoting activities related to culture and creative activities.

The main objectives of the Academy relating to culture among others are:

  • To approve Rwandan cultural standards and values and show their role in general knowledge;

  • To ensure the integrity of the Rwandan culture in comparison with other foreign cultures;

  • To determine the standards relating to research in all arts and artistic creation levels;

  • Every year the Academy receives multiple requests from artists, the General Assembly of the Academy analyses each request and agrees to promote the best one in the all sectors of cultural industries;

  • To determine appropriate methods of storing heritage and cultural symbols;

  • To promote the research and knowledge of Rwandan historical heritage.

  • To support and mentor artists to build administrative capacity through Rwanda Arts Council as an umbrella representing them

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The main feature of this measure is that it focuses mainly on conducting activities that are aimed at protecting and promoting Rwandan culture and language. Through research and consultation, RALC is also mandated to set standards and values with regard to Rwandan culture and standards

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
  • Research in historical heritage, aspects of culture related to historical sites;

  • Research on Rwanda cultural values;

  • Research on creative industry , especially by mapping of cultural industries in Rwanda;

  •  promote and support the creative art sub-sector in Rwanda by supporting Rwanda Arts Council and six federations. Rwanda Arts Council is an umbrella of creative art in Rwanda that was set up in May 2016 with the aim of coordinating all activities of artists.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The source of the budget is the Government of Rwanda but it will gain the budget from cooperation and international funds.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)