National Cultural Policy, Policy Priority Areas: Development and Promotion of Malawi's Culture for Sustainable Socio-economic Development
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture reviewed and strengthened its draft Cultural Policy in 2013. At the moment the revised cultural policy is awaiting cabinet approval. The policy sets three main priority areas of intervention, one of which is: Development and Promotion of Malawi's culture for sustainable Socio-economic development.
OBJECTIVES OF CULTURAL POLICY PRIORITY AREA 3: DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF MALAWI’S CULTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The objective is to ensure that:
- The capacity of the relevant ministry and institutions are strengthened
- Creative industries are developed and promoted
- Research on Malawi’s cultural industries is promoted
- Arts education and entrepreneurship is developed and promoted
- National Arts and Heritage Council is established
As stated earlier the policy document is awaiting approval from the Office of the President and Cabinet. However some activities are already being undertaken by various stakeholders to achieve the set policy objectives. This report contains some of the activities that are already being undertaken.
Challenges identified in the implementation of this measure:
The main challenge has been the inadequacy of Government funding that the Ministry of Tourism and Culture gets from Government to enable it to effectively implement the policy.