Seminar on Cultural Policies and Local Development of Creative and Cultural Industries for the Countries of West Africa

Dakar, Senegal, 7 – 11 December 2009

This seminar was the fifth in a series of regional seminars organized jointly by the program ACERCA and OCPA, with support from the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECI), in order to contribute to development of participants capacities in the formulation, monitoring, management and evaluation of policies, programs and projects for economic and cultural development of cultural and creative industries and their integration into development strategies. The seminar benefited from the cooperation of the West African Museum Project (WAMP) and the Senegalese National Commission for UNESCO.

In addition to representatives of the organizers and their partners, the seminar brought together eighteen operators and cultural administrators from ten countries in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo) and an operator came from Angola) and seven observers, officers working in the field of culture at the offices of the Spanish technical cooperation in Angola, Mali, Niger and Senegal.

The seminar included the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Culture of Senegal and the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) on the work of the OIF in supporting the development of cultural industries.

The Final Report of the Seminar is available in French only.