Second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II: 2016-2020)
The major objective of GTP II is to serve as a spring board towards realizing the national vision of becoming a low middle-income country by 2025, through sustaining the rapid, broad based and inclusive economic growth, which accelerates economic transformation and the journey towards the country’s Renascence.
The objective of culture and tourism sector is to enhance the contribution of the sector to overall sustainable socio-economic development of the country by creating coordinated and integrated system and enhancing community participation. Accordingly, the main objectives of the culture and tourism sector during the second Growth and Transformation Plan period are to improve the utilization of information resources, enhance the development of cultural industry and market networks, increase the conservation and development of cultural heritage, improve the market system of tourism sector and increase the variety and number of domestic tourism service providers.
It is a five year plan.
The plan has put in place strategic directions for the culture and tourism development sector; such as enabling citizens benefit from the sector through conserving and developing cultural and historical heritages and expanding cultural and tourism services and products. In this regard, expanding employment opportunities for women and youth, equitable protection and development of cultural diversities and promoting their values, using research outputs to strengthen the capacity of the sector by establishing strong and reliable information system and undertaking image building and promotion activities to enhance the sector’s contribution to foreign exchange earnings as well as increase the share of the sector in the overall economy to 5% of GDP will be another strategic direction to be pursued during the plan period.
GTP II is primarily considered to be an important milestone towards realizing the national vision. In this context, during the GTPII implementation period, effective public participation in a coordinated and structured manner at all levels is critical to ensuring equitable development and to build developmental political economy. As such, GTP II will focus on ensuring rapid, sustainable & broad-based growth through enhancing productivity of agriculture and manufacturing, improving quality of production and stimulating competition in the economy.
Here are the expected results falling under the 2005 Convention as mentioned in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism GTP Plan (Annexe 4.1):
Benefits for people (section 2,3,1)
Creation of 1 million jobs in the sector. From GTP1 experience, 70% of the opportunities are expected to be for Youth and Women.
30 million people enjoying Artistic performances and exhibitions.
Availability of books for 25 million people through libraries and bookshops.
Increased social and stakeholders integration. (2.3.2)
9 regions and 2 administrative cities will set up 12 Culture and Tourism councils.
To create awareness of 10 million people about the sector's strategy. And to create general awareness of 20 million students via mass media on the sector.
Increase relation and integration between stakeholder of the sector.
Cultural Industries market development (2.3.7).
Establish and enhance 43 cultural art centres and 174 multi-functional cultural centres at regional and Woreda level in the whole country.
Establishing11 cultural forums for high performance in culture and tourism: in all regions and city Administration as well as at Federal level.
30 theatre and cinema institutions Established, which are co-operated by government agencies and communities.
2169 small scale enterprises which are engaged with the cultural industries provided with regulatory support, market integration and capacity building.
Participating in 50 continental and regional cultural festivals per year.
799 festivals and exhibitions nation wide.
12 Institutions established to encourage creative professionals.
Develop modern communication technology and techniques (2.3.14) includes achieving 100% network expansion with 9 regions, the two city administrations and 7 subordinate institutions.
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