Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The initiative is based on a public service approach, which aims to articulate science and culture, education, and participation, at the local and national levels. It is coordinated with the various institutions of the cultural system, such as the José Martí National Library of Cuba, museums and galleries, in accordance with the FANJ's Work Programs, through which various bodies of the Central State Administration are coordinated, such as the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of the Food Industry. The FANJ has a documentary archive system and a public service system that provides updated information about sustainability and the role of culture in the contemporary environmental situation. It has two active museums and a Cultural Center of 3D Projections with its own productions in Matanzas.
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What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
The FANJ has reported a significant increase in visits to the Foundation's cultural and public service spaces - the museum, gallery, and library - both in Havana and at the headquarters in Matanzas and Sancti Spíritus, as well as in the development of community projects that provide a balance in scientific and environmental issues, focused on reflecting the reality of localities that are difficult to access and little known in their social dimension. In conjunction with MINCULT, we organized our own national and international events, such as the En canoa del Amazonas al Caribe Symposium in homage to the 30th anniversary of this scientific and cultural feat, a celebration that generated the mobility and exchange of important cultural and scientific promoters in the world. Over the past four years, Gallery 11 has hosted visual artists whose works reflect the complexities of ecological balance and make references to aspects of Cuban environmental and cultural history. On the other hand, it has encouraged the mobility of artists and cultural professionals, mainly through the organization of events, workshops and training seminars in the country. At the same time, it has contributed to the promotion of Cuban cultural and environmental identity in countries such as France, Italy, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Japan, China, Spain, Australia, Belize, and the Dominican Republic, among others. The foundation's specialists have participated in various environmental events at the national and international levels. They have given lectures and exhibitions on the cultural dimension of sustainable development, mainly in the events organized within the Conventions on Climate Change, Desertification and Drought, among others.