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Culture and Development - Action and Impact
David Sorrentinoon 4 September 2012
Transcript of Culture and Development - Action and Impact
Culture and Development The Commission, the Federation Wallonia-Bruxelles,
the British Council and EUNIC present... What is this all about? Successful projects that place culture at the heart of development are already delivered. What is the brochure about? This publication highlights projects which show that, when you invest in protecting heritage, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue on the ground, you can expect to measure the effects on the people and regions concerned in terms of human development, governance, democracy, and inclusive and shared growth. After the successful launch of "Culture as a Vector for Development" in 2010, this new edition focuses on the Mediterranean and Arab countries, showcasing the fundamental role of culture as a vehicle for change and expression of freedom, and also as a factor for economic and social stability. This time it is available also in Arabic (and in English, French and Spanish). Who produced it? The publication of this brochure is the result of a collaboration between the European Commission, the Federation Wallonia-Brussels that enabled its implementation, the British Council and EUNIC. What kind of projects? Other organizations have also contributed to this project: Africalia, Agencia Española de Cooperación y Desarrollo Internacional (AECI), Arterial Network, Culture and Development Association, Bürgerhaus Bennohaus, Flemish Community, Commonwealth Secretariat, Culture-
France, Danske Kulturinstitut , Goethe Institute, Hivos, Instituto Cervantes, Interarts, mimicry, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Prince Claus Fund, ACP Secretariat, Svenska Institutet, UNESCO, Wallonia-
Brussels International. 36
projects creating impact on development Protection and Promotion of Cultural Heritage Strengthening the Creative and Innovative Sector Social Inclusion and Management of Diversity Strengthening the Economy and Building Skills Democratisation, Conflict Reconciliation and Strengthening Civil Society Popayan Technical School Foundation Development target: Creating Employment Opportunities
(linked to MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger) Between 1995 and 2010 approx. 1 000 young people educated.
Today, almost all of them are employed;
70 % have jobs directly linked to skills learnt from the school. WAPI (Words and Pictures) 120 WaPi events over three years.
Themes covered include human rights, democracy, women’s rights, and HIV.
Strengthened music sector.
Enhanced dialogue between North and South Sudan. These projects are presented in
the new brochure
"Culture and Development -
Action and Impact
//Focus on the Mediterranean". The successful projects take on a coherent approach adapted to the economic, social and cultural environment in which they are delivered Culture is a pillar of sustainable development, and is the expression of wealth, inventiveness and diversity in our societies, both in Europe and throughout the world. “No Future Without Culture” in the form of a new booklet full of successful examples What about you? is the slogan used by the European aid programme for the African, Caribbean and Pacific States. The European Commission, Member States and partners are committed to this. What do we mean by culture? Call for Action! Focus on the Mediterranean! Comic Strip School Developing competencies in the cultural sector Comic Strip Department established in 2000 within National Institute of Fine Arts
International Comic Strip Festival Tetouan created
International partnerships developed Participating countries:
Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi and Sierra Leone Development target:
Enhancing social cohesion and citizenship through arts
(linked to many MDGs through various themes explored) Participating country: Colombia Culture is a strong driver for development. What have we learnt? They are based on the needs identified by the actors from the field of the areas concerned The successful projects placing culture in the core of development are based on valuing the artistic and cultural competencies existing in the local communities targeted (identification of these competencies and their potential form the foundation of the design and development process for the projects). The local actors raise the appropriate issues for the projects to ensure the participation of local communities and potential beneficiaries during all stages of the project They include a dimension to ensure the sustainability of the activities