The main purpose of this workshop was to gain feedback from African countries on the draft framework, particularly in terms of the definition of culture as it is understood in the region and the relevance of the methodology, as proposed by the FCS to analyse the priorities of their cultural policies.
The workshop brought together selected statistical and policy officers from 18 countries from the region as well as experts from Universities and Regional organizations.
The objectives for this workshop were to:
1. Include African countries in the process of the revision of the FCS
2. Identify priority topics in the cultural statistics for the region
3. Review and analyse challenges faced by African countries in collecting cultural statistics