Gambia Cultural Cooperation Agreements with Mali, 2016; Gambia Cultural Cooperation Agreement with China, 2018; Gambia Cultural Cooperation Agreement with Senegal, 2017 South Africa, Cuba and Ghana

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Tourism and Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

* Enhancing cultural cooperation and mobility of cultural and artistic goods and services between The Gambia and the countries;
* Facilitating the building of capacity in artistic and cultural skills for Gambians;
* Promoting the cultural exchange through visiting of musical and artistic groups, writers and other creators;
* Engendering the full participation of youth and women in artistic and cultural matters;
* Encouraging and facilitate the exchange of students, teachers, researchers

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

* Gambian cultural groups have toured China in the spring of 2019;
* Three Gambian dancers have trained for three weeks in China in summer of 2019;
* Training of Gambian artists in management and marketing by Senegal experts in first quarter
of 2019.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner
Embassy of the Peoples’ Republic of China
High Commission of the Republic of Senegal
Embassy of the Republic of Mali
National Centre for Arts and Culture(NCAC)
Ministry of Tourism and Culture
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Gambian artists’ associations
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

A. Capacity building can play an important role in cultural and artistic development. For China, Gambians should be trained in arts management and animation, puppetry and in cinema.
B. The issue of training artists and their managers in Creative Business and Entrepreneurship was also seen as imperative and very useful.
C. A major recommendation was for Senegal to mentor the Board and staff of the Gambia Collecting Society, the copyright CMO, to enable them build capacity and skills in operationalizing the royalties' collection mechanism in The Gambia.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Prioridades transversales