As part of the 6th IFCCD Congress, the Regional Conference “Pan-African Perspectives for Policies that Protect and Promote the Diversity of Cultural Expressions” will be held at Hôtel École Lébénin, Lomé, Togo, on 9 and 10 October 2019.

Programme

Wednesday, October 9

  • 9am Official opening of the Pan-African Conference
  • 10am Break
  • 10.30am The implementation of the Convention in the African space
    • Presentations by the OIF, IFCCD, UEMOA and an academic ally
  •  11.15am Panel 1: Achievements, challenges and experiences of collaboration with civil society in public policy development.
    • Panel of political representatives
  •  12.30am Lunch
  • 2pm Panel 2: Best practices and challenges for concerted action by civil society
    • African and other continents discuss the challenges of concerted civil society action and experiences of participation in policy development
  • 3.45pm Break
  • 4.00pm Panel 3: Addressing the major challenges for the diversity of cultural expressions
    • The challenges of intellectual property
    • Protecting culture in trade and preferential treatment
    • The discoverability of content in the digital age
    • Women’s participation in the cultural sector
  • 6pm Reception and cultural evening

Thursday, October 10

  • 9am Panel 4: Facing the challenges of the future through innovation
    • Panel presenting inspiring initiatives to position Africa to address pressing issues
  • 11.30am Presentation of the declaration
  • 12.30am Closing of the conference

 

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With the support of the International Organisation of La Francophonie and the Union Économique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA).

Regional Conference Programme and Registration

Congress
October 9 & 10, 2019
Hôtel École Lébénin
Lomé, Togo