Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
Specific objectives are: • Improve access to finance for MSMEs and organisations from the culture and creative sectors, in particular those led by women and vulnerable groups. • Increase the value, quality and quantity of cultural goods and services in target countries. HEVA Fund’ activities include: • Selection of cultural and creative entrepreneurs to be financed • Technical assistance: (i) to the applicants and (ii) ecosystem capacity support. • Advocacy and support to public policies in favor of the CCI sector. Several studies on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the CCI sector will be also published. Ciné Guimbi Cultural Hub’s activities include: • Restoration of the historic Guimbi cinema (movie theatre of 174 seats, restaurant, offices). • Incubator program in partnership with local entrepreneurs • Cultural activities (promotion of African cinema through screenings) • Capacity building programs to the sector professionals • Image education activities with local schools and youth organizations.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
The project started in January 2020. The action is already supporting 31 cultural operators, in the cultural and creative industries. CCI surveys were carried out in 5 East African countries. The Cine-Guimbi hosted 3 cultural and creative activities.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD:
1.8 Million USD
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure:
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
Agence Francaise de Developpement
Cine Guimbi Cultural Hub managed by the Association de Soutien du Cinema au Burkina Faso
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: