Background and objective
Within the framework of the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression (hereafter called “the 2005 Convention”), States Parties are expected to submit a periodic report to UNESCO every four years. The last report of Nigeria was submitted in 2012. Another report was due for submission in 2016; however, the country could not meet up with the submission date. UNESCO Abuja Office, therefore, organized a workshop to reinforce capacities of Nigeria, particularly in the preparation of the quadrennial periodic reporting for the 2005 Convention.
The primary objective of this workshop was to deepen the participants’ understanding of the 2005 Convention, thus strengthening the capacity of various culture stakeholders to support the production of the second quadrennial periodic report.
In the workshop organized by UNESCO Abuja Office to support Nigeria, activities included the introduction of the 2005 Convention, review of Nigeria Quadrennial Periodic Reporting of 2012, integration of culture in Sustainable Development policies and programmes, and discussion on the achievements and challenges to the implementation of the 2005 Convention in the context of Nigeria.
This workshop was sponsored by UNESCO Abuja Office with the support from the Category II Center for International Center for African Culture and International Understanding (IACIU), Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Achievements to time
This workshop efficiently improved the capacity of 50 culture stakeholders from various organizations on the periodic reporting of the implementation of the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Nigeria submitted the due quadrennial periodic report in 2017.