Strengthening the System of Governance for Culture in Developing Countries
This UNESCO expert facility project is funded by the European Union and contributes to the implementation of the 2005 Convention. It aims to strengthen the system of governance for culture in developing countries and reinforce the role of culture as a vector for sustainable development and poverty reduction.
The project involves technical assistance missions undertaken by top specialists in the field of cultural policies chosen from a pre-selected pool of experts.
Following the technical assistance missions' promising results, the project has been extended until 30 November 2013, so that follow-up activities can be carried out. In 2013, in-the-field follow-up activities took place in Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Niger and Viet Nam, while Argentina, Barbados, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius and the Seychelles benefited from remote follow-up activities.
- The publication of the Expert Facility Project, highlighting achievements and challenges encountered during its implementation, is now available.
- The follow-up to the 13 technical assistance missions has ensured the continuity of the projects implemented with international experts and the sustainability of the results achieved. See the results of the follow-up in each country.
- The experts' workshop report (23 and 24 May 2013), which highlights experiences, challenges and opportunities for the future of the project is also available.