Periodic Report Cambodia

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Executive summary

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts in close collaboration with Development partners such as UNECO Phnom Penh Office and UNESCO's field Offices in the region, European Union, etc. conducted several activities as follows :

  • Organise national workshop on the dissemination and the implementation of the UNESCO 2005 Convention;
  • Organise South East Asia Meeting on the UNESCO 2005 Convention from 20 to 21 October 2011;
  • Establish the National Cultural policy of Cambodia;
  • Organize several meetings of the programme management committee;
  • Mission of the two experts from Paris insert creative industry component in the National Cultural Policy;
  • Collaborating with local NGOs to promote minorities’ culture, craft;
  • Build a Cultural Center for minorities in Ratanakiri;
  • Improved capacity of national institutions to preserve and develop Cambodia’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage and living arts and promote its social and economic potential;
  • Improved employment opportunities and income generation in the creative industries through enhanced cultural entrepreneurial skills, improved BDS and market access;
  • Improved commercialization of local cultural products and services in domestic and international markets;

Cultural preservation:

  • Research works initiated in view of publications
  • Support to Preah Vihear Kuoy performing arts group
  • Jars and pottery mentorship programme elaborated
  • Entrepreneurship skills enhancement and BDS provision
  • Support to resin producers in Mondulkiri province
  • Financial literacy and rural marketing skills trainings
  • Technical support to jars and pottery producers
  • Skills assessment in Preah Vihear heritage site

Commercialization improvement

  • Expertise on trade legislation and procedures
  • Towards promotion from the grass roots
  • increased employment opportunities amongst cultural producers through enhanced entrepreneur skills;
  • increased revenues of cultural producers through improved commercialization of products and services.