Presentation Workshop in Burkina Faso

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The UNESCO Culture for Development Indicators (CDIS) was launched for the first time in Francophone Africa in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on May 7, 2013, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INSD).

Approximately fifty participants took part in this introductory workshop, representing key public institutions and ministries, international development agencies and civil society organizations. The workshop was an opportunity:

  • To present the indicators and methodology of the CDIS;
  • To identify targeted and relevant data sources and establish a work plan;
  • To launch a participative process for the collection and analysis of data during the implementation of the CDIS.

Burkina Faso has a particular interest in promoting the link between culture and development, as demonstrated by culture’s place as an essential pillar in the Accelerated Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy of the country (SCADD / 2011-2015). The CDIS arrives at a critical time and will provide new quantitative data to strengthen the culture for development agenda and promote more informed policies and measures.

In the coming months, the national CDIS team, with the support of UNESCO, will complete the collection of data for the CDIS indicators and analyze the results. A final workshop for the presentation of Burkina Faso’s results will take place in October 2013.

Workshop documents (in French)

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