Uganda National Culture Policy(Reviewed 2019

Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

A framework for the preservation,promotion,protection and development of culture and creative industry.It prioritizes all the specific areas of creative industries and provides interventions for each of the priorities

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

1. Finances to the culture sector has increased (0.000125% of the national budget), but remains very limited and narrowly
distributed (mainly to cultural leaders, "policy development" national sites and museums)
2. Increased visibility and media reporting is, to some extent, reducing the narrow and negative public perception of cultural heritage
3. CSOs have invested significantly in promoting cultural heritage however interventions are uncoordinated and tend to emphasize
the performing arts
4. State technical support towards heritage development has been limited
5. The Department of Culture and Family Affairs and Department of Museums and Monuments are not harmonized (making it
difficult to measure impact of the sector) and leading to inefficiencies
6. There is no formal heritage education to enhance attitude change, hence a continued limited appreciation of cultural heritage and
its potential to contribute to national and sustainable development
7. Culture is still a low priority in the national vision and national development programming and financing for heritage development
across almost all priority areas with the exception of museums and cultural leaders
8. Increased demand for service delivery among the stakeholders
9. increased number of festivals & cultural exchanges
10. strengthened structures,
11. enhanced monitoring & support supervision

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Tourism,Wildlife and Antiquities
Public Sector
Uganda National Cultural Centre
Public Sector
Ministry of Local Government
Public Sector
Ministry of Education and Sports
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

1. Specific targets over a specific period to achieve the objectives of the Policy against the key priority areas
2. Indicate clear intention to domesticate international Conventions and provide technical and financial assistance to their implementation
3. Commit to nurturing specific number of centres of excellence in cultural heritage development, promotion and protection
4. Support formulation of policies to promote and protect culture under the different priority areas
5. Prioritize heritage education in the national curriculum to enhance positive attitude and appreciation of cultural heritage and its potential to contribute to national and sustainable devt.
6. Develop mechanisms to track heritage preservation, promotion and utilization in Central Government Ministries

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