Tema:
Diseño de políticas, Banco de Expertos, Cultural Industries Support, Contribuyendo a los SDG's
Tipo de proyecto:
Fortalecimiento de las capacidades
Países:
Socio local:
  • Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture of Namibia
    Tipo de organización: 
    Autoridad pública
Actividad relacionada:
Desde
Apr 2020
Hasta
Jul 2021

Contexto/Resumen

Namibia recognizes the potential of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) to accelerate economic growth and social development. In order to realize this vision, the country is committed to creating an environment where creative contents are protected and the Namibian artists and cultural professionals are encouraged to create, produce and disseminate their works.

The project assists Namibia in developing a measure to boost local content production and in revising copyright legislation so the new challenges presented by digital environment are properly addressed.

In particular, it responds to the following needs and challenges identified by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture:

  • The lack of enforcement of the local contents programming regulation
  • The lack of funding for culture
  • The need to adapt copyright protection to current trends in CCIs
  • Insufficient enforcement of copyright-related measures and royalty collecting capacity

Designing a measure to support local content production

A measure to enforce local content programming as set out in Namibia’s 2018 Broadcasting Code will be created. This new measure will support broadcasting licensees to elaborate their local content policy and submit it to the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia, advancing local content broadcasting.

Revising a copyright legislation to reflect the digital environment

In order to incentivize local content production, the project also revises the country’s 1994 Copyright Act to meet today’s challenges linked to the digitalization of CCIs. The adapted Act must ensure that the work of Namibian creatives is adequately and effectively protected and that they are able to earn income from their artistic work. It also aims to integrate a comprehensive definition of the arts, accompanied by a concrete implementation strategy.

Supporting local content production and copyright protection in Namibia

English
Photo Gallery: 
Countries: 
Namibia
Local Partner: 
Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture of Namibia
Tipo de organización: 
Autoridad pública
Date: 
2020 to 2021
Context/Overview: 

Namibia recognizes the potential of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) to accelerate economic growth and social development. In order to realize this vision, the country is committed to creating an environment where creative contents are protected and the Namibian artists and cultural professionals are encouraged to create, produce and disseminate their works.

The project assists Namibia in developing a measure to boost local content production and in revising copyright legislation so the new challenges presented by digital environment are properly addressed.

In particular, it responds to the following needs and challenges identified by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture:

  • The lack of enforcement of the local contents programming regulation
  • The lack of funding for culture
  • The need to adapt copyright protection to current trends in CCIs
  • Insufficient enforcement of copyright-related measures and royalty collecting capacity
Section for activities: 
Title of the section: 
Designing a measure to support local content production
Short Description: 

A measure to enforce local content programming as set out in Namibia’s 2018 Broadcasting Code will be created. This new measure will support broadcasting licensees to elaborate their local content policy and submit it to the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia, advancing local content broadcasting.

Position: 
Top left
Style: 
collapsible
Title of the section: 
Revising a copyright legislation to reflect the digital environment
Short Description: 

In order to incentivize local content production, the project also revises the country’s 1994 Copyright Act to meet today’s challenges linked to the digitalization of CCIs. The adapted Act must ensure that the work of Namibian creatives is adequately and effectively protected and that they are able to earn income from their artistic work. It also aims to integrate a comprehensive definition of the arts, accompanied by a concrete implementation strategy.

Position: 
Top left
Style: 
collapsible
Donors: 
European Union
Related activity: 
Supporting new regulatory frameworks to strengthen the cultural and creative industries and promote South-South cooperation
Apoyo a nuevos marcos reguladores para fortalecer las industrias culturales y creativas y promover la cooperación Sur-Sur