2-day Drafting Workshop on the elaboration of a Periodic Report for the 2005 Convention in Ethiopia

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 6:00pm
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Reiko Yoshida, r.yoshida@unesco.org,

The aim of the drafting workshop is to assist the Ethiopian national team to further develop a periodic report that Ethiopia has been drafting since December 2015.
Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the project ‘Enhancing Fundamental Freedoms through the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions’ aims to strengthen institutional and professional capacities of governmental and civil society actors to monitor and report on the diversity of cultural expressions.

This workshop is part of a series of capacity-building activities UNESCO implements in Ethiopia. A first activity of a “National Multi-Stakeholder Consultative Meeting” was held in Addis Ababa on 4 November 2015 bringing together representatives of both governmental and civil society organizations and provided them with a platform for dialogue on cultural policies. A 3-day capacity-building workshop was conducted from 1 to 3 December 2015, providing training to the Ethiopian national team tasked to elaborate a periodic report of Ethiopia.

During the drafting workshop, the Ethiopian national team will be assisted by two international experts, Ms Avril Joffe and Mr Andreas Wiesand to further elaborate and fine-tune a draft peiriodic report of Ethiopia.

Once finalized, the Ethiopian Government and UNESCO will organize a public presentation of a periodic report to discuss the contents with stakeholders. It is expected that Ethiopia will submit to UNESCO a finalized periodic report, taking into account comments provided by the stakeholders, by end June 2016.

It is expected that the periodic reporting provides Ethiopia to consult various stakeholders of the culture sector, identify their needs and challenges, define baseline data to be able to measure progress in the future and have a policy dialogue.