Action Plan for the Uganda National Cultural Policy. 12-16 December 2011
For a Cultural Policy to be effective, it must be operationalized. Uganda’s National Cultural policy was launched in 2007, and it was only in December, 2011 that through UNESCO’s support, a stakeholders planning workshop was organized in Entebbe, which examined the Cultural Policy and elaborated a National Action Plan for its implementation. 20 participants representing government and civil society participated in the workshop.
The workshop enabled participants to critically examine their cultural policy focusing on:
- the cultural policy as a basis for highlighting the role of culture in socio-economic development;
- the cultural policy’s link to the national development plan, policies and strategies ;
- legislation that governs the implementation of the policy;areas and themes of the cultural policy;
- Government sectors responsible for the implementation of the cultural policy.
Through this process, the participants were able to come up with a medium term action plan that has identified priorities, specific activities, strategies for implementation and timelines, key resources needed, roles and responsibilities of stakeholders as well as a framework for harmonization and coordination.