Capacity Building of Ethiopian Creatives in China through Bilateral Agreement with the Government of China and Ethiopia

FDRE Prime Minister’s Office
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

With the initiation of the FDRE Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, fifty CSO members from the culture and creative sector traveled to different destinations of PR China for capacity building and experience sharing. The opportunity from the bilateral agreement garnered knowledge and exposure that can be translated to the local context. The capacity building and experience sharing session started on August 03 and run till November 07, 2018. The capacity building was led by University instructors and professors in different parts of China where participants from all over the world took part.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The creatives that participated in the capacity building has been mobilized in translating and contextualizing their experience and exposure to their fellow creatives. They have also worked earnestly to create awareness and promote the creative sector to the general public. These transfer of knowledge has trickled down to regional stakeholders through one day workshop organized by Ministry of Culture and Tourism and CSOs.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
FDRE Prime Minister’s Office
Public Sector
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Public Sector
China Embassy, Economic and Commercial Council
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The conclusion derived from this engagement is put in two perspectives. The first perspective is creating a knowledge base for the creative sector by integrating culture into higher institutions and opening departments that will be able to create capacity that leads the creative by academicians and practitioners. This will also facilitate the creating of policy documents for creative sectors that will further validate the significant role the creative sector is already playing.

The other perspective is to support the creative sector by creating investment opportunities that will allow stakeholders within and outside the creative sector to participate in the economic development by participating in the sector to not only consume but also produce. By creating economic value to the creative sector that is deeply rooted in the culture, there are immense opportunities that can create high economic value if the creative sector is open for investment.