Namibia/France Cooperation

Where
Namibia
When
2016
Who
Franco Namibia Cultural Center
Key objectives of the measure:

The cooperation between Namibia and France objectives are:

  1. to work together toward sharing of their cultural diversity;
  2. to intensify the cultural cooperation between Namibia and France while promoting and supporting Namibian cultural identity;
  3. to promote and support Namibian artists and cultural projects by offering our know-how, resources and equipment; and
  4. to offer French language cultural activities by making a public library and periodicals available, by organizing French language courses and facilitating lectures, film screenings, theatre plays, concerts and exhibitions.
Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

This is a joint bilateral cultural cooperation between Namibia and France,

The cooperation was cemented through the following:

  • Building of bi-national structure, ruled under Namibian legislation and funded by the French government
  • FNCC inauguration on January 30, 1991 in Windhoek
  • Foundation stone of the new building on June 25, 1998, by both presidents Sam Nujoma and Jacques Chirac. The Namibian side provided the land and the French constructed the Centre
    Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

    The expected results are:

    1. Cooperation between Namibia and France to promote and support cultural identity strengthened;
    2. Namibian artists and cultural projects promoted and supported with provision of resources such as venue, equipment and human; and
    3. Having French language cultural activities through a public library and provision of periodicals, French language courses and facilitation of lectures, film screenings, theatre plays, concerts and exhibitions.
    Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

    The activities of the center are funded by the French government and from funds raised from its various activities.
     

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