Information Session: “Unlocking Opportunities: Governance of Culture for Development – the UNESCO/EU partnership on the implementation of the 2005 Convention” UNESCO Headquarters, Room II, 10 December 2012 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CET
13 developing countries take action to strengthen their cultural policies and industries. UNESCO Technical assistance missions funded by the European Union completed in Argentina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Seychelles; on-going in Barbados, Burkina Faso, Honduras, Mauritius and Viet Nam; and soon to be carried out in Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi and Niger.
First results of assistance to countries strengthening their cultural policies and industries. UNESCO technical assistance missions funded by the European Union (EU) showing promising results in nine developing countries, with more results expected in the coming weeks.
The Expert Facility Project is extended until December 2014 thanks to new funding from the European Union. This extension will ensure the sustainability of the technical assistance missions undertaken in 13 developing countries, experience sharing and the capitalization of lessons learned. Follow-up in country missions will take place in Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Niger and Viet Nam. Remote follow-up is expected to be provided for the other 9 countries.
Following promising results, the project is extended until 30 November 2013 to allow for follow-up activities to the 13 technical assistance missions in developing countries The missions have produced a wide range of results in all the beneficiary countries: Argentina (Buenos Aires), Barbados, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Niger, Seychelles and Viet Nam.