Pool of experts in cultural policies

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Codjo, William (Benin)

Mr Codjo is an independent consultant. For over 10 years he has been involved in the business and cultural industry sector, and his field of expertise covers many areas, and more specifically: policy and cultural strategy, development of institutional capacities, strategies to facilitate access to credit and for the funding of culture, cultural stakeholder training, evaluation of development frameworks and programmes and/or supporting cultural action. Mr Codjo has carried out several missions funded by the EU, IFO, EBID, UEMOA (West African Economic and Monetary Union), UNESCO and the Ministry of Benin in charge of culture.

As a financial expert, he was recently involved in a mission the aim of which was to support the beneficiaries of the “Regional Fund for the promotion of cultural exchanges in West Africa” (COWI, EU, UEMOA). Mr Codjo owns considerable professional experience in numerous African countries, and most notably through his implication as a trainer in the framework of the IFO’s programme for the development of cultural businesses, instigated to support cultural businesses in the fields of cinema, edition and music.

Technical assistance missions undertaken

► Haiti: a cultural industry policy for cultural reconstruction
William participated in the development of a national policy for the country's cultural industries, as well as that of a dedicated action plan and road map that will set the future orientation for legal and institutional frameworks.

► Viet Nam: Investing in cultural industries to bolster the economy
William contributed to the development of a national Creative Industries Strategy that will help to increase investment in this sector and to position the country as a leading creative economy for South-East Asia.

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