Conference and debate: "Cultural diversity and creative economy: a partnership for the future"
In the context of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, the UNESCO Office in Central America, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Panama and the Culture Directorate of the National Assembly are organizing on May 20 in Panama City, in the Auditorium Carlos "Titi" Alvarado, in the National Assembly of Panama, at 9:00 am, a conference debate: "Cultural diversity and creative economy: a partnership for the future". International experts Monserrat Ciges and Lazaro Rodriguez Oliva will debate how this pairing encourages territorial development. This conference would show the important role of creative and cultural industries in promoting intercultural dialogue, protection of cultural diversity and the creation of employment for women and young people.
The starting point of the conference will present the results of the national program "Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Panama" by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MITI) and the UNESCO World Report: "Rethinking Cultural Policy" by Ms. Montserrat Martell Domingo, Culture Programme Specialist of the UNESCO Office in Central America. Then Ms. Ciges Montserrat, intangible heritage and creativity researcher will present the theme "Cultural heritage as creative economy," and Mr. Lázaro Rodríguez Oliva, consultant in cultural policies and sustainable development, will present the theme "Creative economy, diversity cultural and sustainable development: how to take advantage of the 2030 Agenda". The conference will then open a debate on these topics with questions from the public and experts.