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9 June 2021 - 18 June 2021
Towards a sustainable cultural and creative industry in ACP countries

WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE 2021

10H00 – 10H30   KEYNOTE ADDRESSES AND OPENING REMARKS

  • M. Martin Seychell 
    Deputy Director General, DG International Partnerships, European
  • H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti 
    Secretary-General, Organisation of ACP States
  • H.E. Mr. Mohamed Hamid
    Minister of Culture, Tourism and Crafts, Republic of Niger


10H40 – 10H50   PRESENTATION OF THE ACP-EU CULTURE PROGRAMME AND INTRODUCTION TO SUPPORT MECHANISMS

  • H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Norbert Richard
    Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Political and Human development Affairs, Organisation of ACP States
  • Ms Henriette Geiger 
    Director, Directorate Human development, migration, governance and peace, DG International Partnerships, European Commission


11H00 – 12H00   DIGITAL ACCELERATION: NEW HORIZONS FOR THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Digital technologies are undeniably opening up new avenues for the cultural and creative sectors. The whole value chain is affected by the acceleration of digital transformation, also fostered by the global pandemic crisis. Digital technology has multiplied creative languages and opened up new possibilities for the production, dissemination and consumption of culture, but not in an equal way for all. This panel will analyze the challenges and opportunities related to this phenomenon.

Moderator

  • Destiny Tchehouali 
    Professor of International Communication, Université du Québec, Canada

Panelists

  • M. Braden Chin 

    Chief Executive Officer, CHM Group, Papua New Guinea

  • Ms. Melisa Achoko Allela Interactive Media Lecturer, Technical University of Kenya Founder of Leso Stories, Kenya
  • Dr Aladji Kamagate 
    Doctor in Physics and Professor-Researcher. École Supérieure Africaine des Techniques de l'Information et de la Communication, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

13H30 – 14H30   GENDER AND CULTURE: DIVERSITY, PARTICIPATION AND LEADERSHIP IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

The issue of gender equality in the cultural and creative industries remains problematic, despite the increasing attention of public and private bodies, and the efforts of international donors who have made it a guiding principle of their actions. In practice, discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation persists in access to training, skilled jobs, equal pay and positions of responsibility. Much work remains to be done to bridge these differences and ensure equal access to career opportunities, entrepreneurship and personal development for all in the cultural and creative sectors.

Moderator

  • Dr. Njoki Ngumi 
    Head of Learning, Development and Research, Heva Fund, Kenya

Panelists:

  • Ms. Simone Harris 
    Founder of 360 ARTISTS and business consultant, Jamaica
  • Ms. Katya Aragão 
    Film director
    Commercial and Marketing Director, Tela Digital Media Group, São Tome and Principe
  • Ms. Yemisi Mokuolu 
    CEO, Hatch Ideas, United Kingdom


14H45 – 15H45    UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND DECENT JOBS

The cultural and creative sectors have an undeniable potential for human development, contributing to its economic, social, environmental and cultural dimensions. Their strategic role in achieving sustainable development goals is widely recognized by all international organizations. In many countries, however, these sectors are still based on largely informal systems and fragile regulatory and financial environments. It is necessary to strengthen the cultural and creative ecosystem by increasing the professional capacities of operators and entrepreneurs, by improving the quality of their productions and their recognition on the markets, in order to make culture an engine for sustainable growth, providing stable and qualified jobs.

Moderator

  • Ms. Valeria Marcolin
    Co-Director of Culture et Développement

Panelists

  • Enrico Chiesa

    Programme Coordinator, Clap Fonds Francophonie TV5MONDEplus


    Organisation internationale de la Francophoni
  • Ms. Andrea Dempster Chung 
    Cofounder and Managing Director, Kingston Creative, Jamaica
  • Mr. Moses Turahirwa 
    Founder and Creative Director, Moshions, Rwanda

16H00 – 16H30    CONCLUSIONS AND CLOSING OF THE DAY

  • S.E. Dr. Ibrahim Norbert Richard
    HE Mr Diekumpuna Nsadisi Sita José, Ambassador to the Republic of Angola and Coordinator of the National Steering Committee of the 2nd Luanda Biennial



THURSDAY 10 JUNE 2021


11H00 – 12H00   TOWARDS A MORE INCLUSIVE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY. FROM PRINCIPLES TO REALITY

Culture is of fundamental importance for mutual respect, dignity and human identity. Too often, however, there are still individuals and groups who suffer from discrimination and social or economic exclusion. In this respect, any activity  and policy in the cultural and creative sectors must incorporate measures to ensure that gender equality, a human rights-based approach and the fight against inequalities are taken into account. Ensuring full access to and participation in cultural life for all - including by providing an attractive and fulfilling working environment - must be a top priority for all actors in the sector, thus contributing to social inclusion, dialogue and peace.

Moderator

  • Ms. Chao Tayiana Maina 
    Founder, African Digital Heritage, Kenya

Panelists

  • Mr. Josh Nyapimbi 
    Executive Director and Founder, Nhimbe Trust, Zimbabwe
  • Ms. Refilwe Nkomo
    Director, Visual Arts Network of South Africa
  • Mr. Michael Uwedemino Co-founding Partner and Project Director, CMAP, Nigeria
    Visiting Senior Research fellow, King's College London, United Kingdom


13H30 – 14H30   YOUTH AND CULTURAL LITERACY: INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

A culture-based approach to education helps young generations to learn about themselves and others, to challenge cultural norms and stereotypes, to engage in dialogue and contributes to the development of creative, responsible and engaged citizens. It also trains future professionals who can find decent jobs and contribute to the development of more just and inclusive societies.

Moderator

  • Mr. Oumar Sall 
    Founder and Director, Cinekap, Senegal

Panelists

  • Dr. Deborah Hickling Gordon 
    Lecturer, University of the West Indies Expert Member, UNESCO Transcultura Advisory Committee
  • Ms. Ayeta Anne Wangusa 
    Executive Director, Culture and Development East Africa, Tanzania
  • Mr. Philippe Dodard 
    General Director, National School of Arts, Haiti


FRIDAY 18 JUNE 2021

15H - 16H          ACP-EU CULTURE PROGRAMME: BUILDING THE RESILIENCE OF THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC

At the end of the webinar, this panel will analyse the transformation processes and good practices aimed at strengthening the resilience of the cultural and creative sectors in times of pandemic. In this regard, the support mechanisms put in place through the ACP-EU Culture Programme can strengthen the sustainability, inclusion and competitiveness of cultural and creative industries in ACP countries.

Moderator

  • Dr. Damien Helly 
    Co-founder, Culture Solutions, Belgium

Intervenants

  • Enrico Chiesa
    Coordinator for CLAP-ACP fund in support to audiovisual
    Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
  • Ms. Mercedes Giovinazzo 
    Executive Director, Interarts Foundation, Spain

  • M. Edington Hatitye 
    Director, Music in Africa, South Africa
  • Dr. Marielle Barrow Maignan 
    Cultural and Creative Industries Innovative Fund Coordinator, Caribbean Development Bank, Barbados


16H05 – 16H30    CLOSING CEREMONY                       

  • Ms. Annica Floren 
    Deputy Head of Unit, Youth, Education and Culture Unit, DG International Partnerships, European Commission
  • H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Norbert Richard
    Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Political and Human development Affairs, Organisation of ACP States

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