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Technical Assistance

Strengthening the System of Governance for Culture in Developing Countries

This UNESCO expert facility project is funded by the European Union and contributes to the implementation of the 2005 Convention. It aims to strengthen the system of governance for culture in developing countries and reinforce the role of culture as a vector for sustainable development and poverty reduction.
The project involves technical assistance missions undertaken by top specialists in the field of cultural policies chosen from a pre-selected pool of experts.
Following the technical assistance missions' promising results, the project has been extended until 30 June 2015, allowing, inter alia, in-the-field follow-up activities in Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Niger and Viet Nam, while Argentina, Barbados, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius and the Seychelles have been benefiting from remote follow-up activities, since 2013.

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2015 marks the end of Phase I of the Expert Facility Project and this will give the opportunity to share knowledge and lessons learned from those four years of technical assistance. New outreach activities will be organized to take stock of the Project and highlight the impacts observed and the results achieved, while considering future avenues for action, in particular:

  • Organization of a high-level Conference and a Seminar in Brussels (June 2015).
  • Publication of a brochure presenting the final results of the Project (June 2015).
  • Finalization of the follow-up activities for the 13 technical assistance missions (January-June 2015).
  • Finalisation and publication of methodological tools about the Convention and its operational mechanisms (June 2015)


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