OCPA and Interarts Experts' Meeting

Dakar, Senegal, 16 – 17 November 2005

The OCPA and Interarts Experts' Meeting was held in Dakar, Senegal, on 16 and 17 November 2005 by the Observatory of Cultural Policies of Cultural Policies in Africa (0CPA, Maputo, Mozambique) and the Interarts Foundation (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain), on the occasion of the International Conference on Cultural Diversity, Social Cohesion and Sustainable Development: Cultural Diversity for Human Development, Alleviating Poverty, Overcoming Inequality and Promoting Empowerment and the 6th Annual Meeting of the International Network for Cultural Diversity (INCD) convened, in co-operation with the Senegalese Coalition for Cultural Diversity and the Senegalese Coalition of Socio-Cultural Actors, in Dakar, Senegal on 17 – 20 November 2005.

The OCPA and Interarts Experts' Meeting was organized with the participation of 10 experts, observers from 5 countries (Cameroun, Central African Republic, Tanzania, Zimbabwe) and representatives of 5 organizations (Interarts, Groupe 30, INCD-Southern Africa, UNESCO and OCPA). The objectives of the meeting were the following:

  • follow-up and update on the task force's work on cultural indicators for development in Africa;
  • identification of priority themes and cooperation projects for 2006-2008;
  • identification of partners and funding bodies;
  • drafting of a research agenda;
  • preparation of the Euro African Campus on cultural cooperation.

For details, please see the Meeting's Final Report (PDF, 95 kB).

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