Creative Economy Research & Advocacy in East Africa

Where
United Republic of Tanzania
When
2020
Who
Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA)
This measure was reported by civil society.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
Between 2014 -2017, CDEA implemented a project titled ‘Research in Culture and Creative Industries focusing on the Film and Music sub-sectors contribution to creative economy in Tanzania and EAC Common Market’ that supported by CKU/DANIDA. The overall objective of the project was to enhance advocacy and lobbying for a stronger national focus on cultural and creative industries in the film and music sector, through research, documentation, and knowledge sharing. 
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
The project produced the following research products: Policy Brief 1: National Indicators for Cultural and Creative Industries in the Next Five Year Development Plan 2016/17 – 2020/21) Policy Brief 2: Digital Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities for the Film and Music Industry in Tanzania Policy Brief 3: Conditions Required To Support The Trade And Commercialisation Of Film And Music Industries In East Africa Policy Brief 4: Access To Capital And Business Expertise In For The Film And Music Industries In Tanzania Mashariki: Cultural Understanding and Peace Building Journals (6 issues) Tanzania Film Value Chain Report Tanzania Music Value Chain Report Tanzania Film and Music Industries: Analysis Of The Industry-Specific Framework Conditions Relevant For Growth And Investment   CDEA has so far held two regional conferences in 2017 and 2018. In 2017, the Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference focused on how to improve the investment ecosystem for the creative industries in East Africa, with focus on the textiles and fashion design, jewellery and accessories design, content production for digital channels and music/concerts and festivals in the tourism circuit. In 2018, the conference theme was: Intellectual Property as Collateral for Financing the Creative Economy in East Africa.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Design
Music