Cultural and creative industries as a factor in development

Key objectives of the measure:

Strengthening and enhancing understanding and awareness among responsible parties at German Federal Ministries of the potential of cultural and creative industries in international development cooperation

Main feature of the measure:

1 Overview statement on the potential of cultural and creative industries in international cooperation, 2013
2 Culture.Market.Development conference, Bonn, 25 to 26 September 2012

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

1 Overview statement:
- Providing an overview of projects in the cultural and creative industries in international development cooperation
- Offering examples from the practical work of creative professionals and GIZ projects in developing countries

2 Conference:
- Participants from 13 countries identifying impetus from the creative industries for international cooperation
- The Federal Government supporting partner countries in developing suitable framework conditions and funding opportunities for the production and dissemination of cultural assets

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

1 Presentation of projects that GIZ carried out on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in the area of cultural industries until 2015: Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany: Promotion of ICE Hubs (Innovation, Collaboration, Entrepreneurship) to develop technological and innovative ideas and business models; Algeria: Tradition and modernity – promotion of making handcrafted and design work internationally known, 2007-2015; Serbia: Fashion and market programme to train Serbian fashion companies for the national and international market; Jordan and Palestinian Territories: Identity and drive – regional social and cultural fund for Palestinian refugees and the population in Gaza
2 Documentation of conference results:

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)