International Seminar on Cultural Indicators of Human Development in Africa

Maputo, Mozambique, 3 – 5 March 2004

The Seminar was organized by OCPA, the Interarts Foundation and UNESCO with a view to contribute to the preparation of

  • the Congress on Cultural Rights and Human Development to be held within the Universal Forum of Cultures - Barcelona 2004 in August 2004;
  • the OCPA research programme in this field;
  • a regional consultation on culture and NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development).

It was attended by 18 experts from Africa and Europe and 21 observers representing cultural organisations and international agencies based in Mozambique.

As one of the outcomes of the Seminar, a Task Force was established with a view to assist the Interarts Foundation, UNESCO and OCPA in mapping the existing resources (information, expertise and partnership), and to be mobilized in Africa and internationally, in order to implement the activities and recommendations proposed by the Seminar in view of elaborating cultural indicators of human development in Africa.

For details, please see the Seminar's Final Report (PDF, 365 kB).

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