Culture and Poverty Alleviation

Where
Nigeria
When
2017
Who
Federal Ministry of Information and Culture in conjunction with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)
Key objectives of the measure:

To create opportunities for employment and economic development through Cultural Industries;

To create platforms for social inclusiveness for women, less privileged and minority groups;

To enhance creativity and market for creative products both locally and internationally

Scope of the measure:
Local, National, International
Nature of the measure:
legislative, financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

 

Empower young people through apprenticeship in arts and crafts;

Encourage awareness campaign for sensitizing Nigerians on the importance of preserving cultural heritage assets;

Mainstream culture as a cross-cutting theme in poverty reduction strategies;

Encourage inter-agency collaboration for marketing arts and cultural products,locally an internationally

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Economic empowerment of the less privileged and youths;

Preservation of Nigeria Cultural Heritage

International awareness and market for indigenous creative products

Promote Cultural Industries in Nigeria

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

National statutory budgetary allocation, funds from bank of industry

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain