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Policy Dialogue on
Culture in times of crisis: role of cultural, heritage, and tourism sectors in building forward better post-COVID19
25 March 2021
14:30-16:30 GMT / 17:30-19:30 EAT
Please register here: http://bit.ly/25_march
As part of the exploration of the importance of culture and heritage in the continent’s post-COVID19 recovery. The African Union Commission, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) are jointly co-hosting a policy dialogue. Culture in times of crisis: role of cultural, heritage, and tourism sectors in building forward better post-COVID19 on 25 March 2021 at 2:30pm-4:30pm GMT/17:30-19:30 EAT
African arts, culture and heritage are crucial conduits for socio-economic development and will continue to play a significant role in the revival of sectors such as tourism, arts and heritage during and post-COVID19. Join us for a policy dialogue on critical role the arts, culture and heritage play as catalysts for the socio-economic development and integration of the African continent and the African diaspora.
Culture in times of crisis policy dialogue recognizes the arts, culture and heritage as key parts of critical cornerstone of continental efforts to build back better post-COVID19. Exploring best practices, policies and interventions that seek to enhance these sectors’ potential for contributing to sustainable socio-economic development, innovation and maintaining our cultural heritage
14:30 -15:00 Session 1: Opening
Welcome and Introductions: Dr. June Bam-Hutchison (Moderator) - University of Cape Town, Centre for African Studies
H.E Mrs. Amira Elfadil, Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, African Union Commission
Dr. Natalia Kanem, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UNFPA
Mr. Onyekachi Wambu, Executive Director, The African Foundation for Development (AFFORD)
15:00-15:05 Interlude: Spoken Word Performance by Napo
Session 2: Panel discussion
Mr. Akwasi Awua Ababio, Director of Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President. Lead for the Ghana Diaspora Engagement Policy.
Ms. Alissandra Cummins, Director of Barbados Museum & Historical Society, Chairperson of UNESCO Executive Board (2011-2013)
Ms. Molemo Moiloa, Head of Research at Andani.Africa where she co-leads the Open Restitution Africa project with Chao Taiyana Maina. She is also one half of the artist collaborative MADEYOULOOK.
Abdul Karim Abdullah Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Culture Management Group (CMG) and Afrochella Festival.
The panel will be moderated by Dr. June Bam-Hutchinson,
15:50 – 16:25 Session 3: Interactive discussion
Interactive discussion in the plenary
16:25 -16:30 Session 4: Closing
Moderator /African Union Commission
Panel programmed by AFFORD (Dr. Janice Cheddie)