ResiliArt completed: 6 May 2020, attended by Addis Ababa Office
ResiliArt is a global movement consisting of a series of virtual debates with key industry professionals and artists that raises awareness of the far-reaching impact of the current confinement measures on the culture sector.
Ethiopia ratified the 2005 Convention in 2008, it is a partner country to the UNESCO/SIDA project and UNESCO/EU project. Like many countries around the world, the culture and creative industries in Ethiopia will be affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Stakeholders in the country have joined to discuss the implications and future priorities for the sector through a ResiliArt debate.
Theme of the debate: Strengthening the Resilience of Artists and Cultural Professionals during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date: 6 May 2020
Organised by: UNESCO Field Office in Addis Ababa
Mr. Teferi Tekelu, Director, Cultural Industry Development Cooperation Directorate, Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Mr. Getu Assefa, Culture Programme Officer, UNESCO/Addis Abana Liaison Office
H.E. Mrs Bizunesh Meseret, State Minister, Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Mrs. Ana Elisa Santana Afonso, Director UNESCO Addis Ababa Liaison Office, UNECA and Representative to Ethiopia
Mr. Henok Ayele, Film director & Vice President for "Alatinos Film Makers Association"
Dr. Bedilu Waqjira, Assistant Professor at the Addis Ababa University, College of Humanities, Language Studies & Communication and Journalism
Dr. Elizabeth W. Giorgis, Associate Professor of Art History, Criticism and Theory in the College of Performing and Visual Art and the Center for African Studies at Addis Ababa University
Prof. Bekele Mekonnen, Visual artist & Professor of fine arts at the School of Fine Arts and Design
Mr. Manyazewal Endeshaw, Director General of the Ethiopian National Theatre