Integration of culture in other government policies
The main objective of the measure is to mainstream culture in other government policies. In kenya during the last four years there has been efforts to intergrate culture in other government policies in recognition that culture cuts across other sectors. For exaple culture is one of the main goals of education policy, Foreign policy also recognizes culture as a major pillar of foreign diplomacy, Environmental Management Policy recognizes the role of culture in sustainable enviroment managment , Agricultural Policy has integrated culture as important; Peace and Security Policy recognizes the role of culture in building peace and resolving conflict at community levels while the new Information Communication and technology policy has also recognized the role of culture in development. The policy reforms to recognize culture in other government policies has been anchored on the need to have sustainable solutions to challeges and to factor issues of inclusion of all in developement agenda.
The main feature of the policy measure is reference to the role of culture in implementation and achievement of other government functions for example foreign affairs ministry is the foreign policy have recognized the unique role that culture can play through implentation of culltural exchage programmes that offer immense oppotunities for soft diplomancy. Through cultural promotion between nations many discussions on key issues of mutual concern can easily take place unlike the formal conferences and officail negotiations taht take long and are expensive to execute. The Ministry of Education , Science and Technology has also recognized the role of culture in achieving education for all and have designed uniique programmes to keep children in school in areas where culture does not provide for regular timlenes due to community economic activities. Also the mistry of education has policy that allows pupils in their early school years to learn using their local laguages and further education empahisizes extra cariculum eactivities such as sports and culture and creative arts fetivals. The ministry of environment has recognized in their management policies the need to engage communities and indigineous technologies in finding sustainable solutions to challeges.
- Sustainable solution to challeges
- inclusive development
- intergration of culture in development
- Increase in resources for promotion of culture
-New job oppotunities
Programmes are funded through the annual budgetlines allocated to individual ministries and Agencies responsible for specific mandates.