Implementation of the UNESCO Convention 2005 in Rwanda
As part of the pool of international experts for the Convention 2005 on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (http://en.unesco.org/creativity/43-international-experts-join-unescos-expert-facility-implementation-2005-convention), Jenny Mbaye (CCCI) was selected as one of the two experts to assist Rwanda in participatory policy monitoring for its cultural sector, in Kigali from May 23rd to 27th.
In the framework of the project “Enhancing fundamental freedoms through the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions” funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Jenny participated on May 23rd in a multi-stakeholder consultation meeting in presence of Mr. Mikael Boström, Counselor and Head of Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden in Kigali and the Honorable Ms. Julienne Uwacu, Minister of Sports and Culture, and attended by about 70 cultural professionals.
Following the consultation meeting, Jenny co-led (with Canadian Charles Vallerand) a three-day workshop with the National Team, composed of 22 experts from various ministries and civil society. The main objective of the workshop was to prepare the first periodic report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the diversity of Cultural Expressions in Rwanda. A public presentation of the draft report is scheduled for early September 2016 in Kigali in order to reunite relevant stakeholders for a final reflection and validation of Rwanda’s Quadrennial Report.
For more information, see: http://minispoc.gov.rw/index.php?id=30&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=1720&cHash=d7295c66e9a21a038dc6e6987dfd0dc5; and http://www.unesco.org/new/en/nairobi/about-this-office/single-view/news/rwanda_gathers_arts_and_culture_professionals_and_stakeholde/#.V1rfNy6uw5p