Monitoring Uganda's vibrant creative industries
A national training workshop will be held in Kampala, Uganda from 28 to 30 October, gathering members of the multi-stakeholder national team appointed by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. The members include representatives from the Ministries of Trade, Culture, Foreign Affairs, Finance and ICT, as well as civil society and federations of the creative industries. The workshop will be comprised of a series of sessions on the Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, its monitoring framework and four goals. The workshop, organised by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO, and the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi, will be led by David Waweru and Ayeta Anne Wangusa, members of the UNESCO Expert Facility and national expert, Amos Tindyebwa.
A multi-stakeholder consultation will follow on 31 October 2019 in Kampala, Uganda. The consultation aims to raise awareness on the 2005 Convention and to inform a wide-range of stakeholders on the participatory process of QPR elaboration to ensure data collection and inclusive drafting.
A Create | 2030, UNESCO 2005 Convention’s interactive discussion series, will be taking place on Trade in Cultural Goods and Services regionally and internationally. It will gather participants from Cross Cultural Foundation of Uganda, the Bayimba Cultural Foundation, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics and the Uganda Revenue Authority.
Having ratified the 2005 Convention in 2015, Uganda embarks on elaborating its first quadrennial periodic report, a mandatory report on innovative policies and measures in the culture and creative sector submitted by Parties to the Convention every four years. Elaborating the periodic report in a participatory manner is a first step for strengthening sustainable systems of governance of culture as it allows Uganda to monitor progress and challenges in order to define key priority areas for policy-making. The process also enables to build bridges and create spaces of dialogue between governments and civil society.
The activities undertaken are part of the project “Reshaping Cultural Policies for the Promotion of Fundamental Freedoms and the Diversity of Cultural Expressions”. An inception meeting was held on 12 September 2019 in Kampala, Uganda gathering the national team.