Malawi-China cultural agreement, (Article 2 (a)): Cooperation in exchange visits of writers and artists and other professionals in culture

Where
Malawi
When
2014
Who
Ministry of Tourism and Culture
Key objectives of the measure:

The main objective of the agreement is to strengthen friendly relations and promote exchanges between the two countries in the sphere of culture. The agreement was introduced in 2010.  

Scope of the measure:
International
Main feature of the measure:

There have been a number of exchanges and cooperation activities that have taken place between the Malawi and China. These include: 

  1. MALAWI PARTICIPATION IN THE SEMINAR OF ART ORGANISATIONS IN ENGLISH SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES, BEIJING, CHINA, 16TH APRIL TO 6TH MAY, 2013 

The purposes of the seminar were:

1. To teach invited participants in the Operations and Management of Arts Organizations. 
2. To enhance mutual appreciation of cultures from both the Republic of China and the  various nations invited to participate in the seminar. 

The seminar had representation from: Malawi, Ethiopia, Zambia, Ghana, SierraLeone, Mozambique, Nigeria, Egypt, Tanzania, Uganda. It was co-organized by three Chinese Arts and Culture Institutions; the International Radio, Film and Television Media Research Centre, the Academy of Literary and Art, and the Chinese Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC). The Seminar itself was sponsored by the Chinese Ministry Trade and Commerce.

  1. MALAWI PARTICIPATION IN A SEMINAR ON CHINESE CULTURE FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS FROM ASIAN AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES HELD IN BEIJING CHINA FROM 19TH JUNE 2012 TO 16TH JULY 2012

The seminar was organized and sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Trade and Commerce with the aim of enhancing mutual cultural appreciation between the Chinese government and the people of the various countries that were invited to participate in the seminar.
The countries invited to this seminar were:

  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Angola
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • South Sudan
  • Nigeria
  • Zanzibar
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

Challenges identified in the implementation of this measure:

The main challenge has been lack of financial resources to effectively organise in reciprocal exchanges. However the Government of Malawi remains committed to promote  exchange visits of artists and other professionals in culture.  

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation