On the occasion of the 7th international exhibition of cities and local governments in Africa, Africities Exhibition, which is part of the 7th Africities Summit, in Johannesburg, “Arterial Network” and “Culture et Développement” have the pleasure to invite you to join the debate session SH18 on the topic “The contribution of local authorities in the promotion and reinforcement of the role of arts and culture in the Agenda 2063”.
The session is scheduled for the 30th November 2015, from 9AM to 11AM and will be chaired by the Mayor of Yopougon, Kafana Koné Gilbert, Chairman of UVICOCI with the participation of Mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, President of UCLG Africa; Mayor of Segou, Ousmane Simaga; Deputy Mayor of Durban, Nomvuso Shabalala; Mamou Daffe (Arterial Network/ Réseau Kya, Mali); Francisco D’Almeida(Culture et Développement, Togo/ France); Selma Ouissi (L’Art Rue, Tunisia).
Elected representatives, speakers, sector experts and the audience will be invited to debate on the key role of culture for local sustainable development and on the contribution of local authorities to the cultural dimension of the Agenda 2063. Through best practice examples, the panel will highlight how the development of coherent, integrated cultural policies, strategies and programmes can maximize the role of Arts and Culture in:
- Socio-economic growth and development
- Pan-African and international cooperation
- Citizen empowerment and community engagement
For more details, you can contact: Marie Sachet firstname.lastname@example.org and Eudoxie Sallaz email@example.com