Haiti - Politic : Capacity Building of Cultural Executives
Monday, December 2 at the Montana Hotel Jean Michel Lapin, the Minister of Culture, together with the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) officially launched "the workshop of strengthening skills for the supervision of the cultural development and strategic leadership of the public and private sector, of creative industries" which runs from December 2 to 6 for 25 public and private sector cultural sector executives.
Through this capacity-building workshop for public and private cultural executives, Minister Lapin intends to work on the implementation of the guiding principles of the 2005 UNESCO Convention which provides for the formulation and implementation of policies to frame and support the development of the cultural sector and the creative economy.
Several themes will be discussed at this meeting, including "participatory processes with civil society and the private sector and support systems for cultural enterprises", "financing culture and promoting investment in cultural sector enterprises" and "Governance and Culture Management : Policies, Laws and Support Systems".
The work of this workshop will include :
- The international normative framework of governance and management of culture;
- The history of the decisions of the Francophonie Summits and Ministerial Conferences on Culture and Cultural and Creative Industries;
- The 2005 UNESCO Convention, its specific characteristics and its differences from the conventions on cultural heritage;
- Challenges of the strategic role of the State in boosting culture and its industries;
- Approaches to sustainably embed culture and its industries in national strategies for economic and social development: examples from Burkina Faso (SCADD and PNDES) and Haiti;
- Legislative framework relating to the culture sector: the status of artist; Copyright ;
- The mechanisms to support the creation and promotion of cultural heritage: the case of Burkina Faso, Canada, France and South Africa;
- The articulation of cultural heritage with cultural industries, crafts and tourism through the cluster approach: the example of Senegal with the TICAA Cluster in the Accelerated Growth Strategy;
- Cooperation mechanisms with civil society and support for cultural enterprises;
- Financing culture and promoting investment in businesses in the cultural and creative sector;
- What good practices to adapt to the Haitian context?
On Tuesday, the second day of the workshop began with a "State of the Cinema in Haiti". Camille Moïse aka "Kharmeliaud", drew a dark picture of the situation of Cinema in Haiti. He cited the lack of film infrastructure and the lack of quality production in the country claiming "Cinema could be one of the surest ways to put Haiti on the map of the world" while underlining the lack of to win for the Haitian economy.