Nation-wide consultation embodies transparent cultural policy-making

© Prime Minister's Ministry Division of Culture

Calypso, reggae, carnival, story-telling and an emerging rap scene are some of the cultural industries that Grenada is famous for.

Aware that the country has a lot to gain from supporting these industries, the government recently launched a nation-wide consultation with civil society to develop the first-ever national cultural policy and implementation strategy.

Through a public awareness campaign and town hall meetings in five of the country’s seven Parishes, the government actively sought the views of all stakeholders and engaged in transparent policy-making.

The drafted policy reflects the concerns and interests of stakeholders, while also integrating culture into all policy sectors: education, economy, health, environment, human and social sciences, communication and social cohesion. Such a policy grounded on needs of stakeholders promises effective implementation achieving expected results.

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