Member of the International Federation for Art Councils and Culture Agencies Dialogues on culture policies
Kenya has been an active member of the International Federation for Art Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) during the last four years. The main objective of kenya's membership to IFACCA was informed by the need to participate in the International Arts and Culture policy dialogues as well as to benefit from existsing global cultural resources and to establsih and stregthen networks with art and culture culture organizations. Kenyan government officials through the IFACCA digital platformes have over the last four yeras constantly benefited from global dialogue between public officials and national councils for culture and arts on policy dialogues. Kenya has been receiveing regular updates on global cultural policies from IFACCA online newsletters and databases. IFACCA has kept kenyan public officials informed on global policy dialogues and best practices from other countries. Through the organization kenya actively participated in the global campaign on the future we want includes culture during the formulation of the new sustainable developemnt goals. These campaings and information shared by IFACCA empowered public officialls with capacity to participate in national policy debates on the need to intergrate culture in dvelopment as well as capacity to influence and shape national policies to global policies. The dialogues on the future we want concided with the formulation of the culture legislation in kenya and these provided the officials from the department of culture with new impetus to push and justify the proposed law that is now in its final stage for enactment as a law.
The main feature of the membership to IFACCA is participation at the bi annual international culture and arts summit that brings together culture policy makers and leaders from across the world to discuss culture and policies. The forum attracts alot of participants who discuss key culture and art policies aimed at advocacy and stregthening of the capacity ofnational policy makers. Participants at the world art and culture summit are provided with a unique oppotunity to establsih and expand their networks in the fieds of arts and culture. The Mesaure is very unique as members that do not attend the summit are also provided with regular updates of the happenings including information on issues and topic disscussed at the summit. Through the organization countries alos participate in reserach global research conducted by the organization and results are also shared. The information sharing strategy by IFACCA to its members is one of the most uniques feature of the measure.
-Enhanced awareness on importance of arts and culture in developemnt
- Increased networking and global partneships
- improved standards of cultural policies
- intergration of culture in development
-capacity building of public officilas on culture policies
-improved cultural leadership
- transfer of skills
The measure is not allocated any specific budget and mebership fees and facilitation of officers to participate in the international policy dialogues is funded under the general line budget allocated to the department of culture for culture promotion. IFFACA also supports officials from developing countries to participate in international forums through their own resources.