Senegal: Promoting Initiatives and Cultural Industries in Senegal
The goal of this Joint Programme is to support Senegal in implementing national policies aimed at promoting culture as an engine of sustainable human development, with a focus on vulnerable groups such as women and young people.
Programme initiatives include:
i) Improving national capabilities in terms of competitiveness and product quality, added value and skilled job creation and investment.
ii) Increasing the revenue stream for the poor and for vulnerable groups working in the area of culture and development.
JOINT PROGRAMME QUICK FACTS
- The sites of the Saloum Delta and the Bassari Landscapes were recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
- The Cultural Centre of Toubacouta opened with a space for handicrafts, women, youth and an eco-museum. Its management plan includes local population to allow them to benefit from the installations and improve their livelihoods.
- Local producers received training to improve the quality of products from agriculture, farming, fishing and handicrafts and to benefit from tourism.
*as of June 2012 programme reporting period