MONDIACULT 2022 | Data collection and measurement of culture towards evidence-based policies for sustainable development

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Organizer(s): Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the UNESCO National Commission and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) of the Philippines

Date: 29 September 2022, 9 - 10 a.m. (Mexico time).

Venue: Los Pinos, Salón Avila Camacho and online via Zoom.

Focal point: Ms Elsa Helin, Senior Programme Specialist, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida),

Strengthening culture data collection, measurement, and monitoring processes to support evidence-building on culture’s transversal contribution to sustainable development has been consistently stressed as an overarching priority across all regions of the world to support the integration of culture in policy design and implementation. The fragmentation and insufficient availability of culture-related data produced by different institutions have also hindered the funding allocated to culture. Member States have recognized the need to dispose of reliable data collection systems, including quantitative and qualitative measurement and monitoring mechanisms, at the global, regional, national, and local levels to ensure a more robust anchorage of culture across the policy spectrum. The side event led by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Philippine National Commission creates a framework for countries to present their experiences in data collection in the field culture through the implementation of the UNESCO Culture|2030 Indicators, the monitoring of the global SDG Indicator 11.4.1 and other relevant initiatives. By showcasing these results, the side event will also illustrate how data on culture can inform policies, address the challenges of sustainable development, and demonstrate the added value of culture for tackling global challenges - such as climate change, reducing extreme poverty, and boosting employment – as well as for the wellbeing of communities. The side event is made possible thanks to the generous financial contribution of the European Commission.

Agenda and List of Speakers

Moderator of the event: Ms. Jyoti Hosagrahar, UNESCO Deputy Director World Heritage Centre

Welcoming remarks:

Mr. Ernesto Ottone R., UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture

H.E. Gautier Mignot, Ambassador of the European Union to Mexico

H.E. Junever M. Mahilum-West, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France, Permanent Delegate of the Republic of the Philippines to UNESCO

Video screening of the results of UNESCO Culture|2030 Indicators implementation in pilot countries and cities

Panel Discussion:

  • H.E. Adriana Molano, Vice-Minister of Culture of Colombia
  • H.E. Valérie Kaboré, Minister of Communication, Culture, Arts and Tourism of Burkina Faso
  • H.E. Lucian Romașcanu, Minister of Culture of Romania
  • Mr. Benjamin B. Magalong, Mayor of the city of Baguio
  • H.E. Mohammed Mehdi Bensaid, Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication of Morocco

Closing remarks:

  • Ms. Elsa Helin, Senior Programme Specialist, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Profiles of the side event speakers

While waiting for the side event, check out the teaser video on the UNESCO Culture|2030 Indicators here!

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