Establishment of a Ministry responsible for culture

Department of Culture
Key objectives of the measure:

Kenya has in place a ministry responsible for promtion of culture. The Ministry is expected to provide relevant policy framewoork and conducive environment to support enjoyment, creation producationa nd distribution of cultural expressions.The government, in May 2015, created a State Department of Culture and Arts to focus on promotion of culture and arts. The main mandate of the State Department of Culture and Arts include;The Department of Culture in partnership with KNATCOM is currently developing a policy framework for the promotion of Creative and Cultural Industries in Kenya that hopes to give specific policy guidelines for enhancement of creation, production and distribution of cultural goods and services.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

The main feature of the measure is the Department of Culture which madated to promote and safeguard national cultures and is required to work with relevant culture stakeholders. The departemnt of culture coordinates all national cultural programmes with stakeholders and is the focal agency for the ministry on implementaion of cultural policies including coordination of the implementaion of unesco cultural conventions. The department of culture has establsihed networks and linkages  with  county governments, cultural organizations , civil society art groups and other relevant government agencies. The Department of Culture coordinates stakeholder participation in policy reforms as well as programmes and also in the monitoring of implementation of programmes. The Deapartment has a data base of cultural organizations and cultural groups opertaing in the country through the national registration.   

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

-Provision of necessary policies for cultural development

-domestcation of conventions  and implemenation of programmes and policies 

- promotion and protection of national cultures 

- enhanced  networks  and collaborations 

- investment in the culture sector 

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Finances for operation are provided under the regular budgetary allocations for promotion of culture 

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