The project aims to promote the integration of cultural policies into local development plans and programmes (LDP) by strengthening the capacities of local cultural actors.
The Regional Institute for Higher Education and Research in Cultural Development (IRES-RDEC), attached to Togo’s Ministry of Culture, provides expertise and training in cultural policies to public and private institutions and other stakeholders
Local authorities and officials from decentralized administrations, as well as other cultural stakeholders, such as artists, entrepreneurs and representatives from the civil society, are trained to include cultural policies in local cross-sectoral development plans and programmes.
- Organizing capacity building workshops for the implementation of local cultural policies in the capitals of Togo’s six regions
- Preparing a final report evaluating the results of the workshops
- Contributes to the introduction of cultural policies at the local level and reinforces synergies with existing national cultural policies. Since 2008, regional authorities are responsible for the organization of cultural life at the local level. However, few local development plans (LDP) today integrate issues related to cultural development. To address this matter, the project aims to reinforce cultural planning at the local level, so that effective and structured policies for cultural life can be developed
- Promotes cross-sectoral cooperation in policy making and implementation, as well as the active participation and involvement of a wide range of stakeholders.