Workshop of exchanges between the MCC and the OIF around Cultural and Creative Industries
Port-au-Prince, Monday, November 5, 2018 ((rezonodwes.com)) – Together with the Ministry of Culture and Culture Communication, the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) organized a workshop on cultural and creative industries as part of the program for the protection and enhancement of cultural property and support for cultural creation (PSDH 3- 4) in Haiti
From 29 October to 1 November, experts sent by the OIF and officials from the Ministry of Culture and Communication, as well as autonomous organizations partners met to make an inventory of fixtures of the cultural and creative ecosystem in Haiti
Discussions were initiated around the following themes:
Governance of Culture in Haiti;
The articulation between the action of Gou culture and communication and the media;
The teaching of arts and culture;
Cultural planning and cultural decentralization;
Interdepartmental action to include culture in the framework of sustainable development
After the 4th Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie (Abidjan 2017), the OIF had reaffirmed its commitment to promote the diversity of cultural expressions on culture and for the support of development of dedicated public policies. To this end, the OIF encourages and accompanies the efforts of national authorities in the development or revision of their cultural and creative policies and strengthens their capacities to implement them.
M. Emmanuel V. Adjovi, Director of the OIF Regional Office for the Caribbean and Latin America countries justified the choice to accompany Haiti in this area by highlighting the cultural richness of the country. “It is the epicenter, the resultant and the crossroads of many cultures of the world. Its African base has been enriched by Amerindian culture before expanding European (France and Spain) and American cultural contributions. Haiti is known for the richness of its traditions and the creativity of its artists, who are distinguished at the highest international level, “he said in his introductory remarks.
For his part, the Minister Jean Michel Lapin recalled the “urgent need to make culture an essential lever and a field of activity that creates employment and value at the same time the” me “Haitian. It inscribes this approach within the framework of the new dynamics of the ministry to develop a sectorial leadership of the Culture.
At the national level, the Strategic Plan of development of Haiti (PSDH), adopted by the Government of the Republic of Haiti, plans to “energize the cultural industries of books, music, dance, theater, film, painting, sculpture and crafts”, as well as “to support general education of the population, creativity and traditional and contemporary know-how and the development of intellectual productions; and finally to create the basic conditions for national and local entrepreneurship.
This workshop marks a step forward in the identification of ministerial priorities for the development of a legislative, technical and economic framework favorable to the development of cultural and creative industries in Haiti.