Quadrennial Periodic Report
Kenya 2020

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General Information

Technical Information

Name of Party: 
Kenya
Date of Ratification: 
2007
Officially Designated Point of Contact of the Convention: 
-
Describe the multi-stakeholder consultation process established for the preparation of this report, including consultations with relevant ministries, public institutions, local governments and civil society organizations.: 

The Department of Culture, in the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage, being the agency coordinating the preparation of the Quadrennial Report, constituted a working committee to spearhead the process of preparing the Quadrennial Periodic Report (QPR) under the stewardship of the Director of Culture. This committee was given mandate to coordinate and liaise with other public, private and civil society organization for input into the quadrennial periodic report.

The committee held a series of meetings with a view to mapping out the potential partners from the public, private and civil society to be incorporated in the process of preparing the Quadrennial Periodic Report .

Public institutions working and collaborating with the Department of Culture in the implementation of the UNESCO 2005 Convention were invited for a consultative meeting to share their experiences in the implementation of this Convention in the last four years.
These institutions provided insightful information on how far they had coordinated and implemented programmes geared towards protection and promotion of the Diversity of cultural expressions, part of which has been captured and forms the basis of this report. Questionnaires were circulated to all the institutions with clear instructions to fill and return on their individual contribution on the progress so far made in reference to the UNESCO 2005 Convention.

Private institutions working in the area of Culture, with an eye to the implementation of the UNESCO 2005 Convention were invited to a consultative round table meeting to dialogue and share their experiences on how far as individual and collectively have been able to implement the Convention in the last four years. Questionnaires were then circulated for their input, part of which will form the final report.

Questionnaire form was emailed to a number of CSOs for their input, upon receipt, CSOs were allowed a considerable time to peruse and interact with the form before returning them to the Department for analysis of the information on the number of measures and initiatives that the CSOs have undertaken so far.

Due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of meetings were limited and as such, we relied on virtual meetings, phone calls and emails for responses from our stakeholders and collaborating agencies.

Executive summary: 

The report highlights the current Kenyan cultural policy environment and the various measures that the government has undertaken in the last four years to provide enabling atmosphere for the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions. The report also highlights some of the programmes and activities implementation by various government and non-state actors including cultural actors and civil society organizations in the promotion of culture and creative industries in Kenya. The report further focuses on policy measures and activities relevant to key priority areas of the convention such as policies and measures related to provision of enabling environment for enjoyment of culture as a basic fundamental human right, policies related to creation, production and distribution of cultural goods and services, integration of culture in development, awareness raising and international cooperation.

The report highlights the cultural policies and measures undertaken in the last four years. Key among the policies is COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT ACT 2019. The amendment was undertaken to address the issues of artistic freedom as well as the 1980 status of artists' recommendation. The Amendment Act introduces the definition of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and, inter alia, excludes liability for copyright infringement on the part of ISPs in certain circumstances. Notably, the Amendment Act introduces section 35B and 35D in the Main Act. The former envisages a copyright take-down procedure with an ISP, and the latter enables an aggrieved person to apply for an injunction with the High Court in Kenya against a person facilitating the infringement of copyright.

The policy also has made provisions for incentives to allow the artists to derive monetary benefit from their works. Incentives including provision for the artists resale rights and new provisions covering collective management organizations who collect royalties for artists.

The establishment of the Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund was a major milestone in the establishment of a Culture Fund, which will go along way in addressing financial challenges facing artists and cultural practitioners. The endowment fund is dedicated to support the identification, nurturing and development of talent in sports and arts; Facilitating of training and capacity building programmes for persons involved in sports and recreation, creative arts, artistic production, contemporary and cultural practitioners; support for the promotion and development of artistic production of contemporary or cultural goods and services; Facilitation for the marketing and promotion of artistic productions and contemporary or cultural goods and services; Support linkages with domestic, regional and international markets for sports, artistic productions and contemporary or cultural goods and services and facilitation for exhibition and promotion of contemporary or cultural artistic production of goods and services for national identity and pride.

The government has introduced a new Competence Based Education system that recognizes the need to identity talents in children and help mentor and nurture them to the fullest possible extend. The National Curriculum Policy and the Basic Education Curriculum Framework both recognize that learners are differently endowed; they have different abilities and interest. It is for that reason that the mission of the basic education curriculum reforms is 'nurturing every learner's potential'

The school system has been structured to facilitate learners to pursue their own interests and fulfill their potential in line with the curriculum reforms' mission of 'nurturing every learner's potential'. There are three pathways open to students: Arts and Sports, Social Sciences and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics pathways. It is in Arts and Sports pathway that the policy makers have anchored development of creative and cultural industries. The Arts and Sports Science pathway provides opportunities for self-realization and expression as well as individual development and fulfillment. Under the Policy and Basic Curriculum Framework, it is envisaged that 15% of learners in senior school will take up this pathway.

The report further highlights the critical role, which the Culture Bill will play in promoting the cultural and creative sector. The Culture bill provides a framework for guiding national cultural development. The bill seeks to promote all forms of national and cultural expressions through literature, the arts, traditional expressions, science, communication, information, mass media, publications, libraries and other forms of cultural heritage and sets out compensation for communities on use of their culture and cultural heritage.

Involvement of civil society organization in the implementation of UNESCO 2005 Convention is very critical. As such the report further highlights the various measures implemented by civil society organizations (CSOs) over the last four years.

Contact details of the stakeholders involved in the preparation of the quadrennial periodic report (QPR). Please also include the contact details of the civil society organizations (CSOs) if they have contributed to the QPR drafting, including through the CSO form.: 
Organization typeOrganizationEmailWebsite
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Buni Media Limitied
info@bunimedia.com
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
HEVA FUND LLP
programs@hevafund.org
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Kenya National Visual Arts Association
knvaa2016@gmail.com
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Afrosino Cultural Exchange Association
afrosinocultural@gmail.com
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Creative Economy Working Group
info@twawezacommunications.org
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
GoDown Arts Centre
info@thegodownartscentre.org
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Sarakasi Trust
info@sarakasi.co.ke
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Kenya Institute of Puppet Theatre
info@kiptkenya.org
Public Sector
Ministry of Education
info@education.go.ke
Public Sector
Ministry of Trade
cs@industrialization.go.ke
Public Sector
Ministry of ICT and Information
info@information.go.ke
Public Sector
Kenya Film Commission
info@filmingkenya.org
Public Sector
Department of Film Services
info@filmservices.go.ke
Public Sector
Kenya Copyright Board
info@copyright.go.ke
Public Sector
Kenya Broadcasting and Telecommunication
info@kbc.co.ke
Public Sector
Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development
infor@kicd.ac.ke
Public Sector
National Museums of Kenya
nmkedu@museums.or.ke
Public Sector
Bomas of Kenya
info@bomasofkenya.co.ke
Public Sector
Council of Governors
info@cog.go.ke
Public Sector
Kenya National Commission for Unesco
info@unesco.go.ke

Goal 1 - Support Sustainable Systems of Governance for Culture

Cultural and Creative Sectors

A Ministry (or agency with ministerial status) is responsible for cultural and creative sectors: 
YES
Regional, provincial or local governments or administrations have decentralised responsibilities for policies and measures promoting the cultural and creative sectors:: 
YES
Regulatory frameworks and sector specific laws, policies and/or strategies supporting the cultural and creative industries have been revised or adopted during the last 4 years: 
YES
If YES, has at least one of them been designed through interministerial cooperation (involving different government departments responsible for policy areas, such as communication, education, ICT, trade, foreign affairs, labor, finance): 
YES
Specific education and training programmes in the arts and the cultural and creative sectors are established, including: 
Digital literacy programmes for creation and experimentation
Technical and vocational education and training programmes in
Cinema/Audiovisual arts
Cultural management
Design
Digital cultural and creative sectors
Media arts
Music
Performing arts
Publishing
Visual arts
Tertiary and university education degrees in
Cinema/audiovisual arts
Cultural management
Music
Performing arts
Visual arts
Specific measures and programmes have been implemented over the last 4 years to: 
Support job creation in the cultural and creative sectors
Encourage the formalization and growth of micro/small and medium-sized cultural enterprises
Statistical offices or research bodies have produced data during the last 4 years: 
-
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Review of National Policy on Culture

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The National Policy on culture was reviewed to align the policy to Constitution of Kenya 2010, SDG’s and emerging issues in the culture sector. The National Policy on Culture and Heritage is informed by Article 11 of the Constitution of Kenya that recognizes culture as the foundation of the nation and as cumulative civilization of the people of Kenya. It goes further to state that: the state shall promote all forms of national and cultural expressions through literature, the arts, traditional celebrations, science, communication, information, mass media, publications, libraries and other cultural heritage: and will recognize the role of science and indigenous technologies in the development of the nation; and promote the intellectual Property Rights of the people of Kenya. This policy therefore focuses on the outlined areas and also goes further to look into emerging issues such as the development of creative/cultural industries. The National Policy on Culture and Heritage is responsive to the various international cultural instruments which Kenya has ratified and that form part of the law as espoused under the Constitution in Article 2(6). In this regard, the country is keen to take her cultural space in the region, to lead and collaborate in building and achieving Pan-African aspirations, and to deepen her participation as an integral member of the global community of nations. The policy discusses the tangible and the intangible cultural heritage that enhances creativity and dialogue. It further recognizes the role of cultural heritage in augmenting sustainable development. It seeks to promote, preserve and safeguard all forms of indigenous knowledge, values and symbols, culinary art, traditional forms of recreation and entertainment for national identity and pride. The policy recognizes the diversity of the language of the people of Kenya and aims to protect, preserve and promote the indigenous languages of Kenya and encourages every person to use, join and maintain cultural and linguistic associations. The policy proposes the establishment of a National Kiswahili Council to handle matters related to the development of the languages. Development of the cultural creative industries such as arts and crafts, music, visual arts, publishing, cinema and the audio visual industry(s) is outlined. Cultural and creative industries play a significant role in the socio-economic development of a country; the activities in this sector contribute to social cohesion, foreign investment, tourism, employment and income generation. The policy statement pays attention to strengthening national capacities in development of creative industries while promoting marketing of cultural products for sustainable development. The policy provides a framework for the development of a national identity, pride and patriotism, safeguarding and preserving Kenya’s cultural heritage for posterity as well as ensuring that communities, practitioners and creators benefit from their cultural productions and innovations.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
YES
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Implementation of Policy-Building Capacity of Artists and cultural Practitioners. Establishment of an endowment fund to support arts and culture - The Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund. Enhanced Cultural exchanges.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Implementation of policy funded by exchequer

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Kenya Film Classification Board
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Education
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Information, Communication Technology
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Cultural Centre
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
National Museums of Kenya
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Film Commission
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

The Culture Bill

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The Culture bill provides a framework for guiding national cultural development. The bill seeks to promote all forms of national and cultural expressions through literature, the arts, traditional expressions, science, communication,information, mass media, publications, libraries and other forms of cultural heritage. It also sets out compensation for communities on use of their culture and cultural heritage. The bill also proposes the establishment of the National Council for Culture and Arts which will be responsible for development and promotion of culture and arts in the country
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
YES
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The bill is still in the process of enactment. All Stakeholders including members of the civil society were engaged in the process of the development of the culture bill
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Funded from the exchequer

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Office of the Attorney General
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Copyright Board
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
County Governments
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

The Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund Board

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
www.sportsheritage.go.ke
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
This is an endowment fund dedicated to support; the Identification, nurturing and development of talent in sports and arts; Facilitation of training and capacity building programmes for persons involved in sports and recreation, creative arts, artistic production, contemporary and cultural practitioners, support for the promotion and development of artistic production of contemporary or cultural goods and services. Facilitation for the marketing and promotion of artistic productions and contemporary or cultural goods and services; Support linkages with domestic, regional and international markets for sports, artistic productions and contemporary or cultural goods and services; Facilitation for exhibition and promotion of contemporary or cultural artistic production of goods and services for national identity and pride.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
YES
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The fund facilitated the participation of 200 artists and cultural practitioners from Kenya during the fourth edition of East African regional Festival - Jumuhia ya Africka Mashariki Cultural festival (JAMAFEST - 2019) by providing USD 613,219.00. Supported hosting of National Visual Arts Residency and Exhibition for visual artists by providing financial support of USD.90,500.00 The fund provided a funding of USD.1,000,000.00 to the creatives in the country to cushion them from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. The creatives targeted were those in the areas of visual arts, music and dance, comedy, film and performing arts.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

1,703,719.00

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage,
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
National Treasury
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Films and Stage Plays Act, Chapter 222

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Kenya Film Classification Board
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Las artes escénicas
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The main feature of this policy is the regulation of the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of films by: Examining every film and every poster submitted; Imposing age restrictions on viewership; Giving consumer advice with due regards to the protection of women and children against sexual exploitation or degradation in cinematography films and on the internet Licensing and issuance of certificates for distributors and exhibitions of films.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
YES
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Promotion of National Culture and values. Protection of children against exposure to harmful content. Enforcement of a Programming Code for free-to-air radio and TV series. Collaborative framework agreement signed with universities to implement the Sinema Mashinani Project within and around the university communities.
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Ministry of ICT
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Education
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Film Commission
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Sessional Paper No.1 of 2019 on Policy Framework for the Reforming Education and Training for Sustainable Development of Education

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Education
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The policy addresses the constitutional requirements and national aspirations as well as offer direction in modernizing and re-branding the country’s education, training and research. The Policy underscores the need for education to promote respect for and development of Kenya’s rich and varied cultures. The Ministry of Education supports measures through recognition of the Arts and Humanities as respectable disciplines for study by students. Aside from teaching music as in educational institutions, the Ministry has established two programmes on cultural and artistic expression, namely Kenya Music Festival and Kenya Drama and Film Festival. Kenya Music Festival is one of the co-curricular activities in the Ministry of Education calendar, which provide a valve for talent ventilation and development by gifted students. The Festival provide a forum for mentoring and nurturing promising performers of music, dance, elocution to showcase their talents and avail opportunities for career development. It also promotes the preservation and appreciation of the diverse Kenyan cultures to foster national unity, Kenyan identity and global recognition among other objectives. During the period under review, the Festival assumed an international dimension when the India Commission sponsored oriental adjudicators to facilitate the oriental classes in the festival. This support ensures that students, mainly Kenyans choosing to demonstrate their talents in oriental music and dance gets proper mentorship and couching. The Kenya Schools and Colleges Drama and Film Festival is an annual co-curricular activity of the Ministry of Education. The goal of the festival is to tap and nurture the artistic talent in the Kenyan learner and to educate learners and the audiences on the diverse issues facing them through drama and film. The Ministry of Education recognizes that every learner has a right to participate in drama to gain appropriate knowledge, competences, values and attitudes. This enhances the learner’s ability to contribute effectively to national and international development initiatives.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
YES
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
YES
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
One of the highlights during the period is the introduction of the film genre in the National Drama Festival. The Kenya Film Classification Board seeks to ensure that identified talent is well documented to become of value beyond the festival and school years. The measure has also promoted Cultural Exchange. Kenya has been collaborating with Uganda to promote East African Community through cultural exchange in drama, and music. The Ministry has so far taken part in the Drama and Film Festival and Music Festivals in Uganda. Modalities are being worked out to make it a multilateral event annually. The ministry has so far taken some students who had completed their secondary education and had taken part in the Festival for further training. It also mobilized youth who had dropped out of school but had music talent for the same training. They were given one week of intensive training in music. After acquiring the necessary skills, most of them formed music troupes and bands and are making a livelihood out of it.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD.7,200,000

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Teachers Service Commission
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Film Classification Board
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Tourism Board
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Public Service Commission
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

National Curriculum Policy and the Basic Education Curriculum Framework

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Education
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The Ministry of Education has introduced a new Competence based Education system that recognizes the need to identify talents in children and help mentor and nurture them to the fullest possible extend. The National Curriculum Policy and the Basic Education Curriculum Framework both recognize that learners are differently endowed and that they have different abilities and interests. It is for that reason that the mission of the basic education curriculum reforms is ‘nurturing every learner’s potential’. The school system has been structured to facilitate learners to pursue their own interests and fulfill their potential in line with the curriculum reforms’ mission of ‘nurturing every learner’s potential’. There are three pathways open to students: Arts and Sports, Social Sciences and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics pathways. It is in Arts and Sports pathway that the policy makers have anchored development of creative and cultural industries. The arts and Sports Science pathway provide opportunities for self-realization and expression as well as individual development and fulfillment. Under the Policy and Basic Curriculum framework, it is envisaged that 15% of learners in senior school will take up this pathway. The Performing Arts Track in senior secondary school includes music, dance, and theatre and elocution and it is envisaged to have 5% of the learners at this level. The learners will be engaged in performance in one of the mentioned areas, depending on their area of choice. This pathway is conceptualized to allow learners to specialize in an area of interest, ability and career choice. It recognizes theatre and elocution, a branch of performing arts concerned with acting using a combination of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle. Theatre takes such forms as plays, musicals, illusion, mime, improvisational theatre, stand-up comedy, pantomime, and public speaking. It also recognizes dance as a form of audience entertainment in a performance setting. Finally yet importantly, it recognizes Music as art form, which combines pitch, rhythm, and dynamics in order to create sound. It can be performed using a variety of instruments and styles and is divided into genres. It is expected that 5% of learners will take up Visual and Applied Arts Track. This learning area aim at enabling the learner to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of artistic and cultural expression through two or three-dimensional artworks.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
YES
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
YES
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Under the Sessional paper, through which the Ministry of Education supports Kenya Music and Kenya Drama and Film Festival, over 5 million learners all the way from Primary to University levels take part in the competitions. the festivals provide students with opportunities, from Zonal to National levels to showcase their artistic and creative talents. Kenya is made of many ethnic and cultural communities. Students are allowed to express their creative and artistic talents in a cultural setting of their own choice and we end up having at the national level a varied tapestry of cultural displays that help to make children to appreciate people across cultures. With the help of Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), the best films produced during the National Drama Festival are commercialized and shown on viusasa video site. Schools with wining films at national level enter a contract with the Association of Film Producing Institute in Kenya, which buy the film and show them at a fee. Schools get USD 200 per month for the four months their respective films are aired. The money goes into developing drama kits for students and other infrastructure.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD.7,200,000

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Teachers Service Commission
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Sports , Culture and Heritage
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Film Classification Board
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Media Diversity

Public service media has a legal or statutory remit to promote a diversity of cultural expressions: 
YES
Policies and measures promote content diversity in programming by supporting: 
Regional and/or local broadcasters
Linguistic diversity in media programming
Community programming for marginalised groups (e.g. indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees, etc.)
Socio-cultural programming (e.g. children, youth, people with disabilities, etc.)
Domestic content regulations for audio-visual media exist (e.g. quotas for production or distribution requirements for national films, TV series or music on radio): 
YES
Regulatory authority(ies) monitoring media exist: 
YES
If YES, please provide the name and year of establishment of the regulatory authority(ies): 
Communications Authority of Kenya, Established in 1999
Kenya Film Classification Board, established on 1st October 1963
The Media Council of Kenya, Established in October 2007
If YES, these regulatory authority(ies) monitor: 
Public media
Community media
Private sector media
Online media
If YES, these regulatory authority(ies) are responsible for: 
Issuing licenses to broadcasters, content providers, platforms
Receiving and addressing public complaints such as online harassment, fake news, hate speech, etc.
Monitoring cultural (including linguistic) obligations
Monitoring gender equality in the media
Monitoring editorial independence of the media
Monitoring diversity in media ownership (diversity of ownership structures, transparency of ownership rules, limits on ownership concentration, etc.)
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

The Media Council Act

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
The Media Council of Kenya
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Medios de comunicación
Industria editorial
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Under this Act, journalists and the media in general are expected to ensure that the freedom and independence of media is exercised in a manner that respects the rights and reputation of others. the right to freedom of expression does not extend to; propaganda for war, incitement to violence, hate speech or advocacy of hatred that constitutes ethnic incitement; vilification of others or incitement to cause harm; or is based on any ground of discrimination. The Act also demands that journalists or the media should protect national security, public order, public health and public morals.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Kenya Union of Journalists
Type of entity: 
Private Sector
Name of partner: 
National Gender and Equality Commission
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Media Owners Association
Type of entity: 
Private Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Editor's Guild
Type of entity: 
Private Sector
Name of partner: 
Law Society of Kenya
Type of entity: 
Private Sector
Name of partner: 
Consumers Federation of Kenya
Type of entity: 
Private Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Entorno digital

Policies, measures or mechanisms are in place to support the digital transformation of cultural and creative industries and institutions (e.g. funding for digitization of analogue industries): 
YES
Policies or measures have been introduced to ensure vibrant domestic digital cultural and creative industries markets with a diversity of e-players of all sizes (e.g. fair remuneration rules; control market concentration; prevention of monopolies of digital content providers/distributors or their algorithms that potentially restrict the diversity of cultural expressions, etc.):: 
NO
Policies and measures have been implemented to enhance access to and discoverability of domestically produced cultural content in the digital environment (e.g. action plans or policies for digital content pluralism, public support to cultural or artistic portals in specific languages, national or regional online distribution platforms for domestic content, etc.): 
NO
Measures and initiatives have been implemented to promote digital creativity and competencies of artists and other cultural professionals working with new technologies (e.g. spaces for experimentation, incubators, etc.): 
NO
Statistics or studies with recent data on access to digital media, including on the type of cultural content available through digital media, are available: 
NO
Relevant Policies and Measures: 
-

Partnering with Civil Society

Professional organizations and/or trade unions representing artists and/or cultural professionals in the following sectors exist in your country (i.e. federation of musicians, publishers unions, etc.): 
Cinema/Audiovisual arts
Design
Media Arts
Music
Publishing
Visual Arts
Performing Arts
Public funding schemes supporting CSOs involvement in promoting the diversity of cultural expressions exist: 
YES
Training and mentoring opportunities were organized or supported by public authorities during the last 4 years to build skills on communication, advocacy and/or fundraising of civil society organizations involved in the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions: 
YES
Dialogue mechanisms between public authorities and CSOs for cultural policy making and/or monitoring have been implemented during the last 4 years (meetings, working groups, etc.): 
YES
If YES, please provide up to 2 examples: 
Review of the National Policy on Culture
CEWG workshop on the legal and regulatory framework in the creative cultural sector
Policies and measures promoting the diversity of cultural expressions have been elaborated in consultation with CSOs during the last 4 years: 
YES
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Capacity building and evaluation of the cultural and creative industries legislative framework workshop

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The workshop was organized by the Department of Culture in partnership with the Creative Economy Working Group (an organization bringing together various players in different domains of the cultural and creative industries in Kenya). It brought together Policy makers, administrators, the academia and the industry players. A total of 120 participants attended the workshop. They evaluated the Legislation and regulatory framework governing the sector.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
YES
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The workshop proposed amendments to the Culture bill. The final recommendations have since been included in the draft bill to be presented to Parliament for enactment into law. National structures to manage the cultural and creative industries were proposed.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD.120,000.00

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Creative Economy Working Group
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
National Museums of Kenya
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Law Reform Commission
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
County Governments
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Goal 2 - Achieve a Balanced Flow of Cultural Goods and Services and Increase the Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals

Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals

Please indicate if the following policies and measures exist in your country: 
Policies and measures supporting the outward mobility of artists and cultural professionals (e.g. export offices, support for participation in international cultural markets for cultural professionals, etc.)
Work permit regulations supporting the inward mobility of foreign artists and cultural professionals in your country (e.g. double taxation avoidance agreements, special work permits and health insurance, subsidies to cover living expenses, etc.)
Please indicate if the following operational programmes have been developed or supported/funded by public authorities during the last 4 years: 
Information resources or training services providing practical guidance to facilitate the mobility of cultural professionals (e.g. Internet platforms)
Infrastructure (e.g. arts residencies, cultural institutes, etc.) having a mandate to promote the diversity of cultural expressions and hosting a large number of foreign artists, notably from developing countries
Major cultural events (e.g. cultural seasons, festivals, cultural industries markets, etc.) having a mandate to promote the diversity of cultural expressions and hosting a large number of foreign artists, notably from developing countries
Please indicate if the following mobility funds (e.g. scholarships, travel grants, etc.) have been managed or supported by public authorities during the last 4 years: 
Public funds supporting the inward mobility of foreign artists and other cultural professionals, notably from developing countries
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

South African cultural seasons at the renovated Kenya National Theatre

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Música
Las artes escénicas
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage in partnership with the private sector undertook renovation of the Kenya National Theatre. The renovations done under the Kenya@50 Legacy Projects initiative by the Ministry has seen the facility upgrade its auditorium, sound and lighting system and key amenities such as washrooms and changing rooms. The orchestra pit which is in the basement, but forms pat of the stage was refurbished. All the changing rooms of the performers were redone and redesigned. The initially run-down dance studio was repaired, the floor redone, while the balancing bars and mirrors used by the dancers have been fitted a new. Wasanii Restaurant and Bar, located within the building, was redesigned and renovated. There is a new padding on the restaurant walls to cushion client from the noise in the auditorium. The balcony, too, was fitted with new seats and new padding. To ensure activities at the theatre run uninterrupted in case of a power blackout, a stand-by generator was installed to ensure lights remain on. Initially, the theatre was served by a looped line from the transformer located within the neighbouring University of Nairobi. However, because of the new equipment and demand for a certain level of power supply, a new transformer was installed. A 49,000 litres water tank was installed to ensure taps in the facility do not run dry for two weeks continuously. The auditorium was fitted with 365 new bright-red velvet seats which are more comfortable and bigger with more leg room.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
YES
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
YES
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Increased capacity to hold cultural activities has seen more and more activities taking place at the National Theatre such as the South African week and the INDRICO Festival 2020 which were held at the new-look cultural centre. The South Africa Cultural seasons in Kenya was aimed at cementing and deepening the relations between the peoples of the two countries and to promote regional integration and support efforts towards expanded trade of cultural goods and services. The cultural seasons was also aimed at the implementation of the African Union Charter of African cultural Renaissance and African Union Agenda 2063, which both elaborate on the importance of Africa's total emancipation and development, and call for Africa to unite in cultural diversity and Africa Renaissance through creative and cultural industries. The focus was also on thanking the international community for their participation and support in the struggle for liberation and an end to apartheid, profiling the contributions of individual countries and highlighting future areas of collaboration. It is against this background that the cultural seasons programme was crafted to pay particular attention to sharing the stories of how democracy and freedom was achieved in South Africa with the contributions and support from the African Countries and the rest of the world, using the different artistic genre. The focus was to highlight the strength of African Unity and integration, as well as collaborations in shaping the future of South Africa and the African continent The activity was held between 25th February to 2nd March 2019 at the Kenya Cultural Centre and 50 artists from South Africa were engaged in this cultural showbiz as well as 175 Kenyan artists. The following domains were covered; Performing arts, Visual arts, Culinary arts, Film, Craft, Design and Movies.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 10,000.00

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Kenya Cultural Centre
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Breweries
Type of entity: 
Private Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Jumuhia ya Afrika Mashariki Festival (JAMFEST)

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The 4th edition of EAC Arts and Culture Festival, JAMAFEST, was held at the Tanzania National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, in the Administrative District of Temeke from 21st – 28th September, 2019. The eight- day event incorporated all aspects of arts and culture which included performances and exhibitions with the aim of providing a regional platform for intercultural dialogue amongst the people of East Africa. The event aimed at fostering the economic development of the EAC region through: nurturing the growth of a strong creative and cultural industry sector; and promoting arts and culture as a tool in the celebration and branding of East African identity and image. The general aim of the festival was to promote regional socio-cultural integration through arts and culture by providing a platform for the Member States to showcase their culture as a crucial driver for regional integration. The theme of the 4th edition of the festival was “Cultural Diversity: A Key Driver to Regional Integration, Economic Growth and Promotion of Tourism.” The festival included interactive sessions between cultural creative practitioners, experts in cultural tourism and heritage, tourism, entrepreneurship, performances, market place engagements, film screening, exhibitions, children’s activities and other stakeholders for the deeper understanding of cultural and creative practices. Concisely, festival activities included; the carnival, cultural performances, art exhibitions, cultural market place, culture discussions and symposium, children theatre, film exhibition/ documentaries, traditional sports arena, food market and exhibition, cultural excursion and awards, fashion show, modeling and sporting activities.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The festival provided an opportunity to 400 artists and cultural practitioners from Kenya to access regional market for their cultural goods and services. Artists and cultural practitioners established networks. The festival supported south-to-south cooperation and provided a wider market for artistic and cultural products. Kenya was well represented in the presentation of cultural performances during the festival which ranged from traditional music and dance, theatre, comedy, contemporary dance, fashion shows, modeling and spoken word amongst others. The best performances were selected for a gala presentation. JAMAFEST 2019 festival saw over 500 artistes, exhibitors and government officials from Kenya take part in the regional arts and cultural extravaganza, the biggest contingent at the festival. Exhibitors had the opportunity to network with other artists from different countries, shared ideas, skills and experiences. This led to some exhibitors learning where to purchase some of the needed raw materials in their line of work. This will lead to the exhibitors having a lower cost of production but maximizing their profit. This networking will, therefore, ensure that the creative economy will have a higher growth sprout in the near future.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 613,218.87

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund Board
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of East African Community
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Cultural Festivals

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The festivals are major platforms through which the various communities celebrate their unique cultures. The festivals happen throughout the year and each community has specific dates when the festivals take place. The festivals include exhibitions and cultural performances all geared towards celebrating the diversity of cultural expressions present in different communities. The festivals are deeply enshrined as part of cultural practice and are part of the community's way of life. The festivals act as platforms for nurturing talents and sharpening skills as well as providing market outlets for cultural goods and services. They also act as major tourists' attraction both locally and internationally.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The festival provided an opportunity to artists and cultural practitioners to celebrate their cultural diversity. They also enhanced collaboration mechanisms between the National and County Governments. The festivals further created market outlets for cultural goods and services. There was increased income to artists and cultural practitioners through cultural tourism.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Funded through exchequer

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund Board,
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Community Cultural Associations
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
County Governments
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Participation in cultural exchange dialogue meetings with friendly nations

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Kenya has signed bilateral cultural protocols/agreements with friendly nations which provide the framework through which cultural exchange programmes are implemented. In the last four years Kenya has implemented cultural exchanges involving individual artists, cultural groups, cultural experts/professionals and public officials. The cultural exchange opportunities have been provided through the foreign missions working in Kenya with the objective of enhancement of market access for Kenyan cultural goods and services, participation at international cultural festivals and transfer of skills for cultural creatives. Public officials have benefited from direct sponsorships to attend and participate in trainings and capacity building on best practices.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
In September 2019 Kenya participated at the 4th edition of Jumuhia ya Afrika Mashariki Festival (JAMAFEST) held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where all the EAC Partner States participated to celebrate and showcase the diversities of cultural expressions for the East African people. Two Kenyan visual artists benefited from a training programme on "The Art of Inventing Wood and Furniture Industries” from 1st – 12th September, 2019. The programme was organized by The Egyptian Helwan University, Faculty of Applied Art. The training took place in Cairo, Egypt. In April 2018, Kenyan artists participated in the First "Belt and Road" Afro-Sino Art Exchange Exhibition and Afro-Sino Culture Forum held in China. Kenyan visual artists were afforded an opportunity to exhibit their artworks. Kenya held a cultural exchange with South Africa between 25th February to 2nd March 2019 whereby 50 artists from South Africa held cultural performances at the Kenya Cultural Centre during the South African week. 175 Kenyan artists also participated in the cultural exchange. The South Africa Cultural seasons in Kenya was aimed at cementing and deepening the relations between the peoples of the two countries as well as promoting regional integration and expanding markets for cultural goods and services.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Funded from exchequer

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
South African Embassy in Kenya
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Kenya Cultural Centre
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
National Museums of Kenya
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Flow of Cultural Goods and Services

Export strategies or measures to support the distribution of cultural goods and services outside your country exist for the following cultural domains: 
Visual Arts
Performing Arts
Your country has granted or benefited from preferential treatment* to support a balanced exchange of cultural goods and services in the last 4 years: 
YES, I have benefited from preferential treatment
If YES, please provide up to 2 examples: 
Bomas Cultural Dance Troupe was selected to perform at the Kenya week at UNESCO 2018
Bomas Cultural Dance Troupe was selected to perform at the Mini Expo Kazakarstand 2017
Your country has provided or benefited in the last 4 years from Aid for Trade support, a form of Official Development Assistance (ODA), that helped to build capacities to formulate trade policies, participate in negotiating and implementing agreements that provide a special status to cultural goods and services: 
-
If YES, please provide up to 2 examples: 
-
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Draft Cultural Tourism Policy (work in progress)

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Bomas of Kenya (When completed)
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Rational for the Policy 1) The National Policy on Cultural Tourism provides the ideological foundation for social, economic and other forms of development, therefore guiding the growth process, especially in rural areas, by ensuring participation of rural communities in decision-making, the presentation of their cultural and natural environment and in determining the kind of development they aspire to achieve. 2) In the age of globalization, and in light of international national obligations to promote and appreciate the diversity of cultural expressions, the National policy on Cultural Tourism guides Kenya's engagement with other nations and community of nations in its efforts to promote, appreciate safeguard and promote the diversity of cultural expressions for tourism development. 3) The National Policy on Cultural Tourism is premised on the aspirations of the Kenyans for a government based on national values and principles of governance, including human rights, equality, inclusion, social justice, and the rule of law. Further, it is informed by the recognition by Kenyans of their ethnic, cultural and religious diversity and their determination to guard against negative values that may come with tourism and globalization. 4) Recognizing that Kenya is a multi-cultural nation that is endowed with huge cultural resources and Talents, the policy provides a useful guide for nurturing various cultural identities and talents and promotion of Kenya's national values, ideologies and beliefs. It also guides the use of abundant cultural resources and talent for tourist experiences. 5) The Policy is also informed by Kenya's Constitution and international laws that aim to promote, safeguard and protect culture and tourism development. it is, thus, geared towards provision of policy, legislative and institutional frameworks for the adoption of international laws for cultural tourism development.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
YES
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The draft tourism policy is still in the process of being developed.
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Tourism
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Brand Kenya
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Tratados y acuerdos

Multilateral or bilateral trade and/or investment agreements providing a special status to cultural goods and/or services have been signed during the last 4 years or are under negociation: 
YES
Multilateral or bilateral agreements including specific provisions providing a special status to cultural goods and services and digital products in the field of e-commerce have been signed during the last 4 years or are under negotiation: 
YES
Multilateral or bilateral agreements, declarations and/or strategies on relevant policy issues for the diversity of cultural expressions (e.g. education, digital, intellectual property, sustainable development, gender equality, etc.) signed or amended to take into account the objectives or principles of the Convention during the last 4 years: 
YES
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Negotiation of Cultural cooperation agreements and protocols

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Kenya has negotiated and signed several cultural bilateral agreements aimed at fostering cultural cooperation and promoting cultural and creative industries. The cultural protocols have enhanced the mobility of artists between nations including entry and movement of equipment used in production and performances. The agreements and protocols sets out areas of cooperation, period of agreement and obligation of parties. The main feature of the cultural protocols and exchanges has been the opportunity provided to Kenyan artists, cultural entrepreneurs and public officials to travel to foreign countries to participate in international cultural programmes such as festivals, exhibitions, conferences and trainings. The Kenya Government through the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage has been facilitating and making recommendations for foreign artists travelling to Kenya on cultural exchange programmes to access visas, special passes and on tax waivers on equipment. Further, the Ministry has provided Kenyan artists with recommendations to access opportunities offered by developed nations and also facilitating timely processing of travel documents to enable them benefit from opportunities offered. The ministry has further facilitated some artists with air tickets to participate in international cultural festivals and exhibitions.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Through this measure, successful cultural exchanges including Afro-Sino different cultures one dream cultural exchange, South African week in Kenya and Indrico Festival 2020 were undertaken. Kenya signed a MOU on cultural agreement with the Republic of Mauritius in Arts and Culture 2019-2022 on 10th April, 2019. Agreement on cultural co-operation between the Government of the Republic of Kenya and the Government of the State of Qatar was signed on 11th April, 2017.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Funded from exchequer

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Bilateral partners
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

National Trade Policy

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Trade
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
This policy is intended to strengthen private public partnership, enhance export and Investment promotion-Brand Kenya and provide favourable business climate and environment.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
YES
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
The policy has resulted to 1) improved supply capacity and productivity of SMEs across sectors 2)Transition of industry from handicraft to creative industry 3) Support of exporters' compliance with targeted market requirements and standards 4) Reduction of non-tariff barriers to trade.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Funded through exchequer

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Ministry of foreign Affairs
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Private sector
Type of entity: 
Private Sector
Name of partner: 
NGOs
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage

Goal 3 - Integrate Culture in Sustainable Development Frameworks

National Sustainable Development Policies & Plans

National sustainable development plans and strategies recognize the strategic role of: 
Culture (in general)
Creativity and innovation
Cultural and creative industries
Please rate from 1 to 4 the type of outcomes expected by the inclusion of culture in national sustainable development plans and strategies 1 most often expected outcome 4 least expected outcome): 
Economic (e.g. employment, trade, intellectual property, cultural and creative industries, rural and territorial development): 
1
Social (e.g. social cohesion and inclusion, inequality and poverty reduction, values and identity, vulnerable and minority groups, empowerment and human capital, education): 
1
Environmental (e.g. natural resources, reducing environmental impact of cultural industries and practices): 
3
Cultural (e.g. cultural infrastructure, participation and access to culture, innovation, artists support): 
2
Public cultural bodies and agencies responsible for culture or creative industries are involved in the design and implementation of sustainable development policies and plans (i.e. participate in coordination mechanisms such as joint planning committees): 
YES
Cultural industry-led regeneration initiatives and projects at the regional, urban and/or rural levels have been implemented in the last 4 years: 
YES
Policies and measures facilitate participation in cultural life and access to diverse cultural facilities and expressions, notably addressing the needs of disadvantaged or vulnerable groups (e.g. via reduced entrance fees; audience development, arts education and audiences awareness-raising): 
YES
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Kenya Vision 2030

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Planning and National Development
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The Kenya Vision 2030, which was launched in June 2008 aims to transform Kenya into an industrialized upper middle income economy offering a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030. The vision is being implemented through successive five-year Medium Term Plans (MTPs). The third Medium Term Plan (2017-2022) which is currently being implemented recognizes the need to celebrate cultural diversity and build a strong and cohesive country. Among Vision 2030 main flagship projects is the development of an International Arts and Culture Centre for promotion of cultural and creative industries, youth talents and for dialogue of cultures. This project is of great significance to the development of the cultural and creative sector in Kenya. The project once completed is expected to provide a national platform for dialogue of cultural expressions and to provide public spaces to support enjoyment of culture, spaces for creation, production and distribution of cultural goods and services.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
1) The measure has resulted to an establishment of Kenya Film School and promotion of film production and dissemination on Vision 2030 Flagship Projects. The Ministry responsible for film production collaborated with institutions implementing Vision 2030 flagship projects in developing documentaries on the extent of implementation and benefits to communities. Fourteen (14) flagship projects were documented among them: Thika Super Highway; Standard Gauge Railway; LAPPSET; Mombasa Port expansion. 2) Regulation of TV content and other media. The government enhanced film monitoring and enforcement by issuing 4,500 film regulatory licenses; conducted 5,753 random inspections to ensure harmful content is not distributed to the public; carried out 81 sensitization programmes to various stakeholders and issued 11,561 film production licenses to regulate the film industry. In addition, 201 television programmes were classified from 15 television stations and classified 659 films; issued 4,712 licenses to video exhibitors and distributors; and registered 341 film agents. 3) Provision of national public space for cultural expression 4)Empowerment of artists and cultural practitioners through organized capacity building workshops, festivals and competition. 5)Marketing Kenya's Film Industry
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Funded through exchequer

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
National Treasury
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Private sector actors
Type of entity: 
Private Sector
Name of partner: 
Development partners
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
County Governments
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

The Constitution of Kenya

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Office of Attorney General
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Kenya's Constitution in Article 11 recognizes culture as the foundation of the national and cumulative civilization of the Kenyan people. The article commits the government to promote all forms of national and cultural expressions and to protect the intellectual property rights of the Kenyan people. The constitution further devolves cultural function therefore effectively giving the county/regional governments mandate for development and promotion of culture through allocation of budgets, planning and implementation of cultural programmes at the local level.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
1) The Constitution gives a provision for enactment of a National Culture Bill to give effect to article 11 of the constitution. A draft bill has been formulated and once it becomes an Act of Parliament it will provide for modalities to ensure communities receive compensation and royalties for use of their cultures and cultural heritage. 2) The Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions Act (TK&CE) was enacted to address cultural issues as envisioned in the constitution. 3) Draft Languages of Kenya Policy developed which provided for the establishment of the National Kiswahili Commission to promote Kiswahili as a national and official language 4) Kenya Copyright Act was reviewed in 2019.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Financed through exchequer

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Attorney General
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
County Governments
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

International Cooperation for Sustainable Development

Your country has contributed to or benefited from the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) during the last 4 years: 
-
Development cooperation strategies, including South-South cooperation strategies, recognize the strategic role of creativity and diverse cultural expressions: 
YES
If YES, please provide the name(s) of the strategy and year(s) of adoption: 
The African Union Charter for African Cultural Renaissance (2006) Adopted by the sixth ordinary session of the Assembly held in Khartoum, Sudan, 24 January 2006.
Your country manages multi- and/or bilateral technical assistance and capacity building cooperation programmes supporting: 
-
Relevant Policies and Measures: 
-

Goal 4 - Promote Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Gender Equality

Ministries, governmental agencies and/or parliamentary bodies in charge of gender equality: 
Exist and are relevant for artists and cultural professionals
Policies and measures to support the full participation of women in cultural life have been implemented during the last 4 years: 
YES
Policies and measures have been adopted to support the recognition and advancement of women as artists, cultural professionals and/or creative entrepreneurs, (e.g. ensure equal pay for equal work or equal access to funding, coaching or mentoring schemes, anti-discrimination measures, etc.): 
YES
Data is regularly collected and disseminated to monitor: 
-
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

USHANGA KENYA INITIATIVE

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Ministry of Tourism and wildlife
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Medios de comunicación
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The Initiative seeks to transform the traditional ornamental beadmaking by women among the MAA speaking communities into a viable enterprises. The initiative incorporates several components including Mapping and profiling beadworks in 7 Counties, namely West Pokot, Samburu, Narok, Kajiado, Marsabit, Baringo and Turkana. It has a capacity building component that incorporates training on design, production and entrepreneurship. It also has a marketing component where the bead products are marketed both locally and in foreign markets. To sustain the project, the trained women are mobilized to form cooperative societies where they can access government funds such as the women enterprise fund and Uwezo funds to enable them carry on with their enterprises.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
YES
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
1) Mapping and profiling of beadworks completed in the 7 Counties of West Pokot, Baringo, Samburu, Turkana, Narok, Marsabit and Kajiado, 2) 5,000 women reached and empowered with entrepreneurial skills. 3) About 60 Cooperative Societies established for the women entrepreneurs.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

4,000,000.00

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Office of the Deputy President
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
County Governments
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Public service and Gender affairs
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Women Groups
Type of entity: 
Civil Society Organization (CSO)

Libertad artística

The constitution and/or national regulatory frameworks formally acknowledge: 
The right of artists to create without censorship or intimidation
The right of artists to disseminate and/or perform their artistic works
The right for all citizens to freely enjoy artistic works both in public and in private
The right for all citizens to take part in cultural life without restrictions
Independent bodies are established to receive complaints and/or monitor violations and restrictions to artistic freedom: 
YES
Initiatives to protect artists at risk or in exile have been developed or supported by public authorities during the last 4 years (e.g. providing safe houses, guidance and training, etc.): 
NO
Measures and initiatives intended to ensure transparent decision-making on government funding/ state grants and awards for artists exist (e.g. through independent committees, etc.): 
NO
Social protection measures that take the professional status of artists into account have been adopted or revised in the last 4 years (e.g. health insurance, retirement schemes, unemployment benefits, etc.): 
NO
Economic measures that take the status of artists into account have been adopted or revised in the last 4 years (e.g. collective agreements, income tax and other regulatory frameworks, etc.): 
YES
Relevant Policies and Measures: 

Copyright Amendment Act 2019

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Kenya Copyright Board
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The Kenya Copyright Amendment Act of 2019 came into effect on 2 October 2019, repealing and amending various sections of the Copyright Act 12 of 2001 (Chapter 130). The Amendment Act introduces the definition of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and, inter alia, excludes liability for copyright infringement on the part of ISPs in certain circumstances. Notably, the Amendment Act introduces section 35B and 35D in the Main Act. The former envisages a copyright take-down procedure with an ISP, and the latter enables an aggrieved person to apply for an injunction with the High Court in Kenya against a person facilitating the infringement of copyright. Section 10 of Amendment Act introduces section 22A in the Main Act, which envisages the registration of copyright by, inter alia, the author or owner of a work. The Kenyan Copyright Board (KECOBO) is required to maintain a register of all works, which is prima facie proof of copyright. The Amendment Act introduces an artist’s resale royalty right (section 26D of the Main Act), which will apply for as long as the copyright remains effective or subsists in the work in question. It also prescribes the value of royalties payable, as well as the various circumstances in which the right falls away. For instance, it does not apply in situations where the work is sold for charity purposes. Collection societies are now known as collective management organizations, with the Kenyan Revenue Authority responsible for the collection of royalties on behalf of these organizations. There is also an expansion of the fair dealing provision allowing artists to use more of the exceptions in expressing themselves. The policy also has made provisions for incentives to allow the artists to derive monetary benefit from their works. Incentives including provision for the artists resale rights and new provisions covering collective management organizations who collect royalties for artists are also covered.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
YES
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Reorganization of the collective management organizations that collect royalties for artists. There has been proper management of collection and payment of royalties. The reviewed Act has made it possible for copyright holders to benefit more than was the case previously.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Funded through exchequer

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Office of the Attorney General
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Article 33 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 - Freedom of Expression

Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the policy/measure: 
Kenya Film Classification Board
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The article states that every person has the right to freedom of expression, which includes; freedom to seek, receive or impart information or ideas and freedom of artistic creativity and Academic freedom and freedom of scientific research* The constitution guarantees; 1)The right of artists to create without censorship or intimidation 2)The right of artists to disseminate and/or perform their artistic works 3)The right for all citizens to freely enjoy artistic works in both public and private 4)The right for all citizens to take part in cultural life without restrictions 5)Article 36 of the Kenya Constitution guarantees the Freedom of Association. It states that every person has the right to freedom of association, which includes the right to form, join or participate in the activities of an association of any kind.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) support the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
YES
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Artists have continued to enjoy the rights as enshrined in the constitution
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Funded through exchequer

Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

N/A

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner: 
Kenya Copyright Board,
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
Type of entity: 
Public Sector
Name of partner: 
Office of Attorney General
Type of entity: 
Public Sector

Measures and Initiatives reported by Civil Society Organizations

Describe how the CSO form has been used to promote collaboration with CSOs in the preparation of this report, including the distribution of the form and the modalities of collection and analysis of the information received. Please indicate the percentage of measures and initiatives received that have been considered as relevant by the Party and included in the QPR.: 
The CSO forms were downloaded from the link and were shared with twenty Civil Society Organizations(CSOs) who have been active in the implementation of the 2005 UNESCO Convention. The CSOs were selected from the Ministry's data bank on the well-established Civil Society Organizations with whom the Ministry has been working very closely with. The CSOs were required to fill in the questionnaire within a stipulated time-frame. Follow-up phone calls and email communication were carried out to address any clarifications on the part of the CSOs. Eight CSOs responded by filling the form and submitting the required information. The forms were then deliberated on by the National Team and out of the 10 measures submitted, the team settled for 7 measures which were considered to be more relevant for inclusion in the report. This translates to 70% of the measures and initiatives which were considered to be relevant.
GOAL 1 - Support sustainable systems of governance for culture: 
-
GOAL 2 - Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase the mobility of artists and cultural professionals: 

One Era One Focus

Name of CSO(s) responsible for the implementation of the measure/initiative: 
Afrosino Cultural Exchange Association
Cultural domains covered by the measure/initiative: 
Diseño
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
Afrosino Cultural Exchange Association through its "One Era One Focus" initiative, seeks to bring closer ties between Kenya, China and other countries through organizing cultural events, exhibitions and conferences, thereby enhancing friendships and mutual trust between the peoples of the participating countries. The initiative therefore plans to periodically organize such events, with a strong education and nature conservation tourism theme. The initiative also looks forward to front and spearhead for Schools twining between Kenyan schools and Chinese schools from both primary and secondary school levels, where the schools conduct exchange visits to share views and participate in education and cultural activities. The same is be extended to other African countries. The initiative envisages persons from different cultures spending time together and working on same themes sharing their different approaches in the following areas: 1. Visual Arts - this initiative brings artists from different domains together to capture moments in sketching, painting, photography, sculpturing among others. The environments providing the arena for works of art are as varied as the cultures that exist. In Kenya, these include flora and fauna, historical and archaeological sites. The geographical areas are inhabited by local and unique cultures. 2. Performing Arts - dramatizing ways of life and expressions, storytelling in music, poetry and publication are very strong presentations of culture. This initiative integrates these expressions in conference and visual arts events and also utilize them in the interactive events where different cultures are brought together. 3. Fashion - away from determined national dressing and dress codes, cultures at grassroots level do have dressing themes that have stories. While modern life is looking for 'pretty' defined as white collar elegance, cultural attire and fashions carry stories of histories of ways of life. Highlighting these generates a lot of content for the other disciplines of cultural arts to capture and immortalize.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does this measure/initiative receive or has it received International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) funding?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
First event - In March 2018, One Era One Focus Initiative invited and hosted 25 artists drawn from Academies of art and design from several regions of China for a 16 days tour and cultural exchange in Kenya. Activities included; 1)Visited several wildlife destinations in Kenya and together with Kenyan counterparts drawn from Nairobi university school of art and design and other accomplished Kenyan artists held sessions to sketch, paint and photograph. 2)spent a full day in a village in a cultural exchange activities including dancing, understanding the day to day living of the local people, exchanging gifts and a fashion display of different cultural attires. 3)Held a symposium where the State department of Culture, State Department of Tourism, School of Arts and Design, University of Nairobi were represented. Participants shared ideas on possible avenues of corporation and the role of government in encouraging and enhancing cultural exchange efforts by the civil society. 4)Held an exhibition of works of art produced in the days of tour of Kenyan destinations. A fashion show of designs by both Kenyan and Chinese delegates complemented the event. Second event was a reciprocal event in Beijing China in October 2018 that comprised of two forums; a cultural exchange forum and an education forum; and an art exhibition. The event was organized in China as a reciprocal event to Chinese visit to Kenya and in response to the Chinese government's "Belt and Road" initiative. 12 artists from Kenya were sponsored to the event by Afrosino Cultural Exchange Association and more than 40 works of art from Kenya including paintings, sculptures, art installations, photography works, video works, and costume design works participated in the exhibition. Zimbabwe was also represented. Participants visited cultural sites in Beijing and a manufacturer of arts material who has been a strong financial supporter of the initiative's activities. This event has expanded the channels of cultural exchange between Africa and China, promoted mutual trust among the people, spread of culture, and strengthening the traditional friendship between the peoples of Africa and China. The third event was held in Zimbabwe in April 2019. This event drew participants from China, Seychelles, Zimbabwe and Kenya. The event constituted of one forum and an exhibition of works of art from all the represented countries. Participants visited the great Victoria Falls, and a famous sculpture artist's workshop.

Kisii Soapstone Carving Centre Tabaka

Name of CSO(s) responsible for the implementation of the measure/initiative: 
Kenya National Visual Artists Association (KNVAA)
Cultural domains covered by the measure/initiative: 
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
The Art and culture Centre for Artists at Itumbe area of Tabaka Kisii, is an initiative and a measure aimed at promoting the soapstone Carving Industry. The centre is earmarked to revive and strengthen the carving industry. Main features of the initiative includes: 1)Establishment of numerous studio spaces and exhibition display spaces for Artists 2)Provide guest rooms for visiting Artists during Art events 3)Promote the marketing and entrepreneurship skills amongst local Artists, create financial resources to enable artists produce, promote and market their respective products 4)Organize continuous intentional Art symposiums and Art Residencies annually, and a myriad of local art promotional events 5)Organize curated exhibitions and documentation of Artists works for international artistic expose, 6)Create educational resources and information centre for Artists through establishment of a Fine Art library and Cyber Cafe for academic references and marketing communication facilities for Artists. 7)Establish an artists welfare kit to cater for calamities and cushioning of artists during time of illness and develop extensive programs for rehabilitation of Artists lost in drug addiction as well as educating the artists on how to utilize sales proceeds in building stable economic investment for their families. 8)The centre will also accommodate cultural practitioners and performing artists through establishment of theater auditorium to entertain guests and locals.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
YES
Does this measure/initiative receive or has it received International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) funding?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
A consultative meeting was held in February 2019 with the leadership of Kisii County where KNVAA presented a draft proposal to the Minister in charge of Culture, Tourism and Trade in Kisii County outlining the development plan and prospects for the Art and Culture center for Artists at Itumbe area. During the consultative meeting, the county leadership promised to complete the large building already constructed by the county government on the very parcel of public land measuring 40 acres near Tabaka, and hand it over to KNVAA for Artists use as a starting point as the draft proposal outlining additional facilities required for inclusion in the Arts and Culture Centre is considered by the County Government. It is on this basis that KNVAA is working around the clock to ensure that the county government proceed to complete the Art and Culture Center plan to enable complete revival of the Soapstone Carving industry in Kisii, for the benefit of the local artists and cultural practitioners.

Entono Granite Stone Art/Craft Center Kisii

Name of CSO(s) responsible for the implementation of the measure/initiative: 
Kenya National Visual Artists Association (KNVAA)
KNVAA Entono Granite Stone Art Center Kisii
Cultural domains covered by the measure/initiative: 
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
Started in June 2019, the centre was established to train young artists with the help of Art Piece Africa Ltd, learn to use granite stones in producing artworks for economic empowerment not only as a new high quality color and durable material for outdoor/indoor sculpture installations, but also as a material worth preserving cultural expressions for eternity. Art Piece Africa Ltd is a company already engaging a few art professionals using granite stone materials in producing variety of art/craft products for both local and international market, which has expressed willingness to collaborate in training the artists under this community project. The objectives of this initiative are; 1)Training the up-coming artists on how to produce granite stone and art and craft products 2)Provide power tools to artists at the centre to use in producing artworks for economic empowerment. 3)In collaboration with Art Piece Africa Ltd, help provide marketing structures for art products done by artist in this centre. 4)Organize art and cultural events in the centre to promote and inspire high artistic creativity in cultural expressions 5)Provide artists with working spaces in a form of art studios in the centre as well as exhibition display spaces for local art marketing and other basic facilities including art library and cyber cafe for academic references and marketing communications for artists. 6)KNVAA's Entono Granite stone art/craft training program in Kisii County is the first of its kind in the country and is likely to spread to all counties across the country where Granite stone rocks are found. These include; Western Kenya, Eastern Kenya, Nyanza and Central Kenya regions.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
YES
Does this measure/initiative receive or has it received International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) funding?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
KNVAA Kisii branch in partnership with the local community has already secured 8 acres of land for the project at ENTONO area of Wanjare constituency for the establishment of this granite stone carving centre, which will be run by the local community. Three established local polytechnics namely: Enkeri polytechnic, Kirwanda Polytechnic and Etange polytechnic, have expressed interest to collaborate with Art Piece Africa Ltd in initiating the granite stone art and crafts training course within their respective institutions to help fastrack the training program.

HEVA Fund LLP

Name of CSO(s) responsible for the implementation of the measure/initiative: 
HEVA Fund LLP
Cultural domains covered by the measure/initiative: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
Through this measure, HEVA Fund LLP, has commissioned many research and generated insights for public policy in the cultural and creative industry sector. The measure is aimed at rolling out investments to creative enterprises in fashion, digital content and television, live music and gaming value-chains as well as directly supporting the skills building of creative practitioners. Further the measure aims at helping producers of cultural goods and services to build high-value, profitable businesses where new ideas will come to life, and where the highest potential for great profits, great jobs, and happy people will be found.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does this measure/initiative receive or has it received International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) funding?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
Since 2016, HEVA fund LLP, has commissioned research and generated insight for public policy. It has also rolled out investments of over USD.2,000,000, to more than 40 creative enterprises in fashion, digital content and television, live music and gaming value-chains, directly supported the skills building of over 2000 creative practitioners and innovated 6 separate financial models tailored for the growth of the creative economy in East Africa. In the last four years HEVA Fund LLP has achieved the following under finance; 1)Established a sustainable mixed model fund looking to invest in creative industries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. 2)Rolled out 3 funds targeting businesses in their seed level, early stage level, and at growth level. 3)Made mixed model investments of over USD.2,000,000 in debt (loans, revenue share, lease to own, purchase order financing, and lines of credit) and equity (convertible notes). 4)Introduced financial modeling for creative enterprises. 5)Increased financing towards women-owned enterprises, which make up 60% of the beneficiaries. 6)Adopted a responsible lending principle, which allows our facilities to improve the growth and reduce negative impacts of debt. Under the Training and Skills Building, the following has been achieved; 1)Conducted over 50 training, webinars, workshops and sessions directly supporting over 2000 creative practitioners from Kenya and East Africa. 2)Adopted, customized and delivered enterprises support curriculum to 80 business owners. NESTA (UK) developed the curriculum, specifically for small and medium enterprises in the creative sector. 3)Conducted over 50 sessions of financial modelling for creative sector enterprises. 4)Established a young women's business strategy from coaching, mentorship and investment in two cities in Kenya. Under Research and Advocacy, the following was achieved; 1)Commissioned and published numerous studies to support advocacy on creative sector priorities - fashion, film, music, and gaming. 2)Supported the development of numerous legislations impacting on copyright, film regulations, creative sector financing and culture sector organization, these include; The Copyrights amendment act (2019), Film Policy (2017), the Finance Bill (2018), Music Policy and Culture Bill 3)Convened numerous gatherings, symposium and conferences on creative industries, including; The UNCTAD 14 global side event on creative industries and finance symposium, among others.
GOAL 3 - Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks: 

Creative Economy Working Group

Name of CSO(s) responsible for the implementation of the measure/initiative: 
Twaweza Communications Ltd
The GoDown Arts Centre
The BookBunk Trust
Cultural domains covered by the measure/initiative: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Diseño
Medios de comunicación
Música
Las artes escénicas
Industria editorial
Artes visuales
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
The Creative Economy Working Group ( CEWG) is a network of civil society organisations in Kenya. The goal of CEWG is to promote creativity, innovation and the diversity of the cultures of the people of Kenya as drivers of community well-being, social development and economic growth. CEWG believes that this goal can be realized through the development of facilitation policies and legal instruments and the establishment of strong and innovative institutions. Therefore, the network works closely with state and non-state institutions in policy reform, safeguarding cultural diversity and protection of artistic freedom. The network has been involved in the development of the Kenya National Cultural Policy, the National Kiswahili Council Bill; the Music Policy; the Film Policy; the Copyright amendment Act; the Tradition Knowledge and Cultural Expressions Act, the Draft National Intellectual Property Policy; review of the Kenya Cultural Centre Act; among other policy and legal instruments. The network has organized numerous forums on the cultural and creative industries in order to identify gaps and provide capacity development. At the regional level, the network contributed to the enactment of the East African Community Cultural and Creative Industries Act (2016). To increase and share knowledge, the network publishes Jahazi: an arts, culture and performance journal and the online platform www.wabunifu.org
Does it specifically target young people?: 
YES
Does this measure/initiative receive or has it received International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) funding?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
The engagement with government public institutions has led to the development of a National Culture Policy and Bill, which are aligned to the Constitution of Kenya. The engagement has also led to the drafting of a Draft National Kiswahili Council Policy and Bill, the enactment of the Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions Act; the Copyright Amendment Act and draft policies on languages of Kenya. Moreover, the networks advocacy work has enhanced the status of the creative sector and built vital networks between industry and educational institutions
GOAL 4 - Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms: 

The Katiba Project

Name of CSO(s) responsible for the implementation of the measure/initiative: 
Buni Media Limited
Cultural domains covered by the measure/initiative: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Medios de comunicación
Las artes escénicas
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
The Katiba Project (Katiba is the Swahili word for "Constitution") by Buni Media Ltd is the development of a graphic novel of the Kenya constitution in English and Kiswahili, and the distribution of this book online and in hard copy print. Buni Media Ltd has been playing a key role in promoting political participation and citizens' understanding of the Kenyan constitution, and in guiding civil society and political actors to demand for higher standards of accountability and transparency from government and its leaders. The project has the potential to revolutionize civil education in Kenya, engaging citizens in a way that they have never been engaged before, and contributing in a major way to the efforts to establish an informed and accountable society. Through the measure, illustration and distribution of Chapter 1; Sovereignty of the People and Supremacy of the Constitution, Chapter, 2; The Republic, Chapter 4; The Bill of Rights, Chapter 6; Leadership and Integrity, Chapter 11; Devolved Governments has been done. Currently, illustration of the Historical Background, Chapter 3; Citizenship, Chapter 7; Representation of the People and Chapter 12; Public Finance is on-going. A vibrant social media campaign has begun, designed to foster discourse around the Kenyan Constitution, beginning online and carrying on offline.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does this measure/initiative receive or has it received International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) funding?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
1) Advancing the culture of constitutionalism. The following has been achieved 1)An exhibition and Panel discussion was held at the Alliance Francaise de Nairobi in July 2019 2)Participated at the 9th anniversary celebration of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 hosted by Awaaz Magazine and Mazingira Institute in August 2019. 3)The engagements have contributed towards achieving the overall objective of the measure; to promote political participation and citizens' understanding of the Kenyan Constitution by development of a graphic novel of the Constitution and an online Platform to bring together relevant stakeholders in order to engage in dialogue to demand higher standards of accountability and transparency from government and its leaders. 2) Pass on important messages of civic education to the public. In 2019, a public engagements dubbed "Katiba Mtaani" was held with Kenyans at the grassroots level and online through the street exhibitions. Buni Media Ltd organized two exhibitions within the communities of Mukuru Kwa Reuben and Mukuru Lungalunga. Exhibitions dubbed Katiba Mtaani (translated as 'constitution in the community'), a series of street exhibitions of the illustrated constitution targeting informal settlements were held. The exhibitions have enabled engagement at local level and not only educate the communities about the provisions of the constitution; their rights, duties and responsibilities but also equip them to understand the need to defend the constitution and how the illustrated chapters affects their daily lives.

THE XYZ SHOW

Name of CSO(s) responsible for the implementation of the measure/initiative: 
Buni Media Limited
Cultural domains covered by the measure/initiative: 
Cine / Artes audiovisuales
Medios de comunicación
Las artes escénicas
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
The XYZ Show is a TV series that aims to address socio-political issues rooted in Buni Media's thematic areas which include: 1. Freedom of expression & open society 2. Participatory governance 3. Accountable society The show uses comedy and satire (portrayed through life-size latex puppets) to engage audiences and encourage conversations around the thematic areas, with a view to stimulating political awareness among audiences, ultimately promoting democracy and good governance. The show is structured in a 'skits' format, with topics being tackled through short sketches that average two to three minutes long. Overall, an episode of the show runs for approximately 24 minutes, accommodating six to eight skits. This allows a variety of issues to be addressed in a short time, and in a way that is catchy and entertaining, brief and to-the-point. To reach a broad audience, Buni Media Ltd partners with television broadcasters to distribute the show. The format of short skits also makes the content portable and easy to share through various avenues, including social media platforms. In 13 seasons, the show has tackled a wide variety of issues including corruption and impunity in government, business and society; tribalism; transparency in government; gender and sexuality. By presenting political players as regular people with mandate to carry out certain duties, and who must be held accountable to their mandate, the show promotes a culture of transparency and social tolerance, and encourages citizen participation in developing and protecting these qualities. The primary audience that the project targets is both rights-holders and duty-bearers aged 18 years and above and from across the gender divide. It is the intention of the project that Rights-holders are mobilized to participate in governance and civic processes while Duty-bearers are taken to task to uphold the tenets of leadership as expected by the citizenry. The show has gained popularity locally, and has been accessed by over 10 million people through television broadcasts, on the web, on transit buses in Nairobi, on community radio stations, as caller ring-back tones, and as part of related community outreach programs. The series has been noted to influence the way in which viewers approach governance, politics and social issue. Through the XYZ show, Buni Media Ltd has made debate, interrogation and commentary about governance and public accountability more accessible to citizens through the use of an easy, interesting and light media format. A live version of The XYZ Show, through participatory puppetry theatre (PPT), has also been performed in the Mukuru settlement, exploring issues around integrity in leadership. With this approach, scenarios are presented to an audience, followed by a question or challenge that is designed to draw those present to take part in the performance.
Does it specifically target young people?: 
NO
Does this measure/initiative receive or has it received International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) funding?: 
NO
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
The following are some specific results achieved in the past four years: 1. Remind duty-bearers about their responsibilities, and put more pressure on them to be accountable. In recent seasons, The XYZ Show maintained critique that encouraged reform on the part of duty bearers. There are positve indications that the XYZ Show has grabbed the attention of duty-bearers. 2. Pass on important messages of civic education to the public. The XYZ Show shared message and raised awareness about various political and civic matters e.g. the responsibilities of duty-bearers, the importance of participation by rights-holders, and the detrimental effect of vices like corruption, intolerance and lack of accountability. Indeed, social media feedback indicates that viewers find the show informative, and for some, it keeps them updated on current socio-political affairs. The Show has presented political players as regular people with a mandate to carry out certain duties, and who must be held accountable to this mandate, thus promoting democracy, transparency, and good governance. 3. Engage viewers to build a strong and educated opinion on political and social issues. With a long-term view to strengthen democracy and transparency in Kenya, The XYZ Show encouraged citizen participation in Kenya's socio-political events by examining and commenting on the country's context through satire, and inviting viewers to reflect, engage and discuss issues that are deemed 'sensitive'. The XYZ Show's social media sites provided a platform for this type of engagement and discussion. 4. Improvement of the quality of media production in Kenya. Through Buni Media's internship program the measure aims to impart technical skills to a new generation of content producers, while sharing the passion for impactful message-driven content. In the past four years, over 20 young aspiring content producers were trained, and many of them are now working in various capacities in the media industry.
On the basis of the analysis of the responses provided through the CSO form, present up to ten main priorities of CSOs to implement the Convention over the next four years.: 
1. The next four years ought to focus on ensuring that the policy and legal frameworks are diversity friendly and that artistic freedom is entrenched in communities. CSOs will need to undertake diverse advocacy work. They also need to be involved in the creation of boundary crossing content in order to enhance intercultural understanding and sharing. Capacity development of practitioners in key areas of business and intellectual property will be vital in order to help build sustainable businesses. 2. Engage government to influence formulation of need based policies that are viable to facilitate, promote and protect artists in the industry. 3. Engage government and donor organizations to offer scholarships for Kenyans to study art management courses abroad such as curatorial courses, which are not offered in Kenyan universities, in spite of being key element in promoting art entrepreneurship globally. 4. Identify locally available materials that are environment friendly to invest in artistic production for economic empowerment of communities. 5. Establish educative forums to cultivate continued learning process and free flow of information among artists and cultural practitioners. 6. Focus on transparency and accountability initiatives which can help mitigate issues affecting Kenyans by designing programs focused on strengthening organized communities and civil society organizations at the grassroots level with the intent to provide knowledge, awareness, skills and methodology for citizens to participate in governance and decision-making hence creating sustainable avenues for enhanced participation, transparency and accountability thus mitigating issues that undermine effective citizen participation. 7. Demanding for Open data policies to promote access to information translating to convenient community information sharing and feedback mechanisms. This will lead to more informed decision making, and evidence based transparency and open governance initiatives. 8. Increase resources (research, financing, skills) for the following sectors Repatriation, Archiving, Restoration and Digitization of film and images. 9. Increase access to equipment, software and spaces for production of film, music, gaming etc. 10. Increase opportunities for high quality education for practitioners, and students in digital and traditional techniques and practices.

Emerging Transversal Issues

Relevant Policies and Measures: 
-

Challenges and Achievements

Describe the main results achieved to implement the Convention (at least one major achievement in one of the four goals): 
Enhanced awareness on the 2005 Convention for the protection and promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Public institutions in partnership with Civil Society Organizations have stepped up awareness creation on the 2005 Convention for the protection and promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. This has been achieved through organizing capacity-building workshops and as such, most of the artists and cultural practitioners including local communities are now more enlightened on their social cultural rights and are keen to participate in cultural governance. The Kenyan constitution 2010 requires public participation in the formulation of policies and legislation frameworks. There has also been increased civil society participation in policy reforms. Civil society organizations in Kenya have been keen to participate in policy reforms and have particularly contributed to policy debates in formulation of the National culture policy and Culture Bill. Recognition of the need to promote and develop the diversity of cultural expressions in other related policies. For example the curriculum reforms in the education sector was largely guided by the provisions of the 2005 convention. Emphasis on competency-based curriculum will ensue that arts and culture related subjects will be taught in schools right from the formative stages. The last four years has witnessed an increase in celebration of the diversity of cultural expressions through community cultural festivals. These festivals which showcase and celebrate community cultural expressions are important in safeguarding unique skills and they also promote economic activities. They have attracted funding from county governments and local leaders.
Describe the main challenges encountered to implement the Convention and the main solutions found or envisaged to overcome them: 
Among the key challenges experienced in the implementation of the convention are: 1. Inadequate policy and regulatory framework. A number of proposed policies and regulatory frameworks are still in the process of being formulated and/or enacted. These include the Music policy, Film policy, reviewed national culture policy, the Culture Bill among others. Some of the policies have taken long to finalize and this has definitely affected the implementation of the convention, as they are critical in guiding the implementation of the convention. For instance, the culture bill once it becomes law will be critical in the implementation of the convention as it proposes creation of institutions such as the National Arts and Culture Council, which could enhance the funding to the sector considerably. 2. Inadequate funding In Kenya, just like in many developing countries, the culture sector receives relatively low funding compared to the other sectors of the economy. The situation was no different in the last four years as the culture sector received low funding for implementation of activities and programmes. In addition, there is no specific line budget allocated for the implementation of the convention thus implementation of activities and programmes on the convention have relied on the general culture budget lines. 3. Lack of cultural statistics Kenya is yet to undertake official classification of the creative cultural sector. This makes it difficult to extract data on the sector from other existing official data, for example, from taxation categories, exports and imports among others. Lack of national cultural statistics/data makes it difficult to justify proposals, activities and programmes since there is currently no evidence of data in regard to the contribution of the sector to the economy. While the sectors which have data on how much they contribute to the national GDP are able to justify for huge budget allocation by the government, the cultural creative sector which lacks official statistics/data to justify its contribution to the GDP ends up receiving minimal funding from the government. However, efforts are underway to generate the necessary data to justify the importance of the cultural creative industries in the country's national development.
Describe the steps planned in the next four years to further implement the Convention and the priority areas identified for future policy action based on the conclusions of the current reporting process: 
Formulate Legislation for Status of Artist In order to protect and promote the status of the artist, the government will prioritize developing legislation building on the 1980 Recommendation Concerning the Status of the Artist. This will ensure that artists enjoy the full development of their work as the state provides economic safeguards to which artists are entitled as they actively engage in cultural practice. Legislation will ensure mechanisms for capacity building, training, social security and welfare, economic support, freedom of expression and decent pay for artists are secured. Collection of cultural statistics Currently, there is no statistical data on the contribution of the cultural and creative industries to the national economy in Kenya. However, there is a manifestation to support that the industry has huge potential for economic growth. Cultural creativity has not been mainstreamed as a vector for development, though the country has rich and diverse cultural heritage with significant potential for development. Cultural goods and services have contributed significantly to the country’s GDP yet documentation of this sector's participation in the economy is very scanty. To bridge this gap, several attempts have been made to conduct studies on the contribution of cultural and creative industries in the country's economy. In June 2012 a study was carried out by Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) on the “Role of Culture and Heritage in Kenya's Development”. In the same year a local NGO African Cultural Regeneration Institute (ACRI) in partnership with UNESCO carried out a study titled “Unearthing the Gems of Culture: Mapping Exercise of Kenya's Creative Cultural Industries”. In 2014, the EAC Secretariat facilitated Partner States to undertake a mapping study on Cultural and Creative Industries within their territories with a view to coming up with a regional report. It is important to note that no concrete and authoritative report has come out of the above initiatives. There is therefore need to continue with the task of establishing the significance of this sector to national development. The State Department of Culture and Heritage therefore plans to further this discourse by carrying out a research to determine the contribution of cultural and creative industries to national development. The main objective will be to provide baseline information for purposes of national and regional policy formulation, planning and future studies in the field of culture while assessing the characteristics of the various cultural industries, key players and policy environment in Kenya. The Ministry of Sports Culture and Heritage has engaged the government body mandated for collecting statistics, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, to guide the ministry in developing data collection tools . The State Department for Culture and Heritage has set aside a budget for initializing the process in the 2020/2021 financial year. * Conclusion of the culture bill The Culture bill provides a framework for guiding national cultural development. The bill seeks to promote all forms of national and cultural expressions through literature, the arts, traditional expressions, science, communication, information, mass media, publications, libraries and other forms of cultural heritage. It also sets out compensation for communities on use of their culture and cultural heritage. The bill also proposes the establishment of the National Council for Culture and Arts which will be responsible for development and promotion of culture and arts in the country The Culture bill is at an advanced stage of enactment. The bill was validated by stakeholders in 2019/2020 financial year. The State Department for Culture and Heritage is in the process of presenting the bill to the cabinet for approval after which it will be presented to parliament.

Annexes

Please upload relevant documents (law, policy, agreement, regulation, strategy, etc.), studies and statistics in PDF format related to the implementation of the 4 goals and the 11 areas of monitoring of the Convention in your country. The documents should have been produced during the reporting period covered by this periodic report. Please provide the title and a description of the main content of the document in English or French.: 

Submission

Designated official signing the report: 
Title: 
Mr.
First name: 
IVAN
Family name: 
LAGAT
Organization: 
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE; STATE DEPARTMENT FOR CULTURE AND HERITAGE
Position: 
DIRECTOR OF CULTURE
Date of submission: 
2020
Electronic Signature: