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Promoting Initiatives and Cultural Industries in Senegal


Titre : Promoting Initiatives and Cultural Industries in Senegal

Pays /Région : Sénégal

Localisation : Région(s) : FATICK,THIES,KEDOUGOU District(s) Foundiougne, Fatick et Mbour, Kedougou, Salemata, Bandafassi, Dindefello, Saraya…

Code projet : MDGF-1801-G-SEN Promotg Initia

Durée : Date de départ prévue à l’origine : 26 sep 2008 — Date de fin : 30 décembre 2012

The joint programme (JP) sought to promote initiatives and cultural industries in two areas of Senegal ; Pays Bassari and Sine Saloum. The overall objective of the intervention in the Pays Bassari was to enhance and preserve intangible cultural heritage of their communities and their natural environment, while in the Saloum Delta, it aimed to promote and enhance the tourism potential of the region. Pays Bassari was selected due to the existence of various ethnic minorities in addition to its rich natural environment, and Sine Saloum for its ecological and natural wealth. Training needs in the fields of tourism hospitality and food were identified and, a plan was developed and training sessions were conducted. The JP paid particular attention to the development of the craft sector and performing arts by creating pathways to markets for artisans and artists and strengthening their capacity through technical support and provision of equipment, supporting new projects and by developing legal and regulatory frameworks. As a result more than 40 institutions and various actors in the tourism industry –including hotels and restaurants— received technical and technological training. Cultural actors received training on professional norms and show management. As a result, Pays Bassari artists were been able to organize the creation of the Grand Ballet Bassari which now offers performances for export. In addition, capacity building of officials responsible for Community Multimedia increased the quality of public broadcasting in the 2 regions, and staff at the Community Multimedia Center (CMC) were trained in topics related to sustainable development. Several infrastructures were created through the project such as the Interpretive Centre Toubacouta in the Saloum Delta (including a youth hostel, the women’s house, a craft village, a village hall, etc.), the Community Village Bandafassi in Pays Bassari (work being finalized) ; and 4 new Community Multimedia Centers (CMC). Management plans were developed for the Applications to UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list in consultation with the local population, who were at the same time sensitized to issues related to the conservation of sites. In addition, local officials were trained in the management of natural resources through workshops and study tours. The JP promoted communities’ ownership of their own development through interventions involving several bottom-up approaches leading to an unprecedented relationship between formal and informal actors, including the establishment of a framework for consultation amongst stakeholders on tourism. Mapping, inventory and documentation exercises sensitized the population to the richness and potential of their cultural heritage encouraging individuals to develop income-generating activities based on cultural heritage.


Implementing Partners : * Gouvernement : Ministère de la Culture (Direction du Patrimoine Culturel) ; Ministère des PME, Ministère Collectivités locales (PNDL, ARD), Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances (DDI/CAP), Ministère de la Communication et Direction des TIC (CMC), Ministère du Tourisme, Ministère de l’Environnement (DEEC, DPN), Ministère de la femme, de l’Enfance et de l’Entrepreneuriat Féminin, Direction de la Famille, Direction du Genre, Direction de l’Artisanat, Bureau Sénégalais des droits d’auteur Primature (SCA, Services CADL * Conseil régional de Fatick, Conseil régional de Kédougou, Chambre des métiers, Syndicats d’Initiatives du Tourisme de Fatick et de Tambacounda UAP du lycée technique et minier de Kédougou, La ferme école de Ninefescha, Association des ethnies minoritaires, associations de femmes des deux zones Réseau des Centres MultiMedia Communautaires du Sénégal

Financement  :

Budget : [Contribution du Fonds) : 6.500.000 USD UNESCO 3.854.777 USD ONUDI 1.059.279 USD PNUD 659.887 USD OMT 566.005 USD UNFPA 360.052 USD

United Nations Development Group

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