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Event | Burkina Faso: towards a third quadrennial periodic report

Burkina Faso is in the process of drafting its third quadrennial periodic report from 3 to 7 December 2019 in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. On this occasion, a multi-stakeholder national team appointed by the Ministry... › Read more


Event | Zimbabwe reviews its cultural policies and past practices

Several activities will be organised in Zimbabwe by UNESCO in collaboration with National Arts Council of Zimbabwe for the processes of elaborating the Quadrennial Periodic Report for the 2005 Convention from December... › Read more


Event | Capturing Palestinian arts professionals’ voices

Despite severe political and economic challenges, the cultural and creative industries in Palestine have continuously grown: the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, the Palestinian International Book Fair or the... › Read more


Event | Algeria: Starting a dialogue on the governance of culture

A national training workshop will be organised in Algiers, Algeria, from 13 to 15 November 2019. Led by Christine Merkel, Member of the UNESCO Expert Facility, the workshop will discuss the process leading to the... › Read more


Event | Assessing the impact of cultural policies in Senegal

Senegal’s Ministry of Culture and Communication, in partnership with UNESCO, is launching a national assessment exercise on the cultural policies. In particular, the participants will examine various measures that have... › Read more


Event | Jamaica: Harnessing the island’s creativity for sustainable development

Jamaica’s vibrant cultural and creative industries are most notably known on the global stage for the success of its musicians and music producers. Festivals and the film sector are also burgeoning, indicating that the... › Read more


Event | 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... › Read more


Event | UNESCO launches in Barbados new study on cultural trade policies for the Caribbean

The launch of UNESCO's first impact study, “Culture in the CARIFORUM-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement”, will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados, on 5 November, 2019. Hon. John A. King, Minister of... › Read more


Event | Rwanda: Closing ceremony for Strengthening the Cultural and Creative Industries

A UNESCO project “Strengthening the cultural and creative industries in Rwanda” marks its conclusion after two years of activities aimed at the advancement of Rwandan arts and culture. The closing ceremony will be... › Read more


Event | Pakistan: Creative Entrepreneurs Training

Twelve young Pakistani creative entrepreneurs will gather in Lahore, Pakistan, for a business residency programme organized by UNESCO at Beaconhouse National University (BNU) from 28 October to 2 November 2019.With 65%... › Read more


Event | Strengthening the capacities of cultural actors for informed policy making in Mali

A national training workshop for members of the committee for the implementation and monitoring of the 2005 Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions will be held in Bamako,... › Read more


Event | Capturing the state of culture and creative sectors in Tanzania

Cultural and creative industries are growing fast and becoming an significant source of growth and employment in Tanzania. Today, the country is home to a vibrant cultural scene including Zanzibar Film Festival, Azam... › Read more


Event | Create | 2030 Somalia: Artistic freedom and expressions for sustainable development

UNESCO celebrates Somali Heritage Week in Kenya with the organization of the first Create|2030 Talk for Somalia, which is taking place on Friday, 18 October 2019 from 5pm to 7pm at the National Theatre in... › Read more


Event | Creative Cluster Ecosystem Development in Georgia

Creative Georgia and the EU Delegation at Georgia, together with UNESCO, will co-organize a conference Creative Cluster Ecosystem Development in Georgia on 18 October 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia, as part of the project... › Read more


Event | Colombia: Gender-focused cultural policy monitoring workshop

A national training workshop will be held in Bogota, Colombia, from 16-18 of October 2019. The workshop aims to strengthen capacities on cultural policy monitoring as part of the UNESCO project Reshaping Cultural... › Read more
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