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Culture is an important sector of social and human development. Cultural cooperation contributes to identity-building, self-esteem and social cohesion, creates jobs and economic growth.

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8 groups and 15 articles on Culture. 1546 capacity4dev.eu members interested in Culture.

Articles on Culture

June 24 2014 by Coordination Team
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They might not make global headlines, but for low-lying Pacific islands king tides are an ever-increasing threat. As sea levels rise, the highest tides can have catastrophic effects, particularly when combined with storm conditions.
Article relevant to the topics: Culture, Environment & Climate Change
January 11 2013 by Coordination Team
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For the past four years Jean-Baptiste Fauvel has been working in the European Union (EU) Delegation to Burkina Faso as an Energy Programme Manager. Yet he first came to the attention of capacity4dev.eu as one of the winners of last year’s photo competition. A keen observer of the people he works among, he spends his time outside the office researching their languages and context, and building friendships and trust. In doing so, he has uncovered a remarkable story, the little-known history of a community living in the north of Burkina Faso.
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September 19 2012 by Coordination Team
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The much-debated role of culture in development is highlighted with the launch of a new group on capacity4dev.eu, showcasing thirty-six projects that place culture at the heart of development.
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November 25 2011 by Coordination Team
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The world passed a collective milestone in October when the planet’s human population topped 7 billion drawing some development professionals to consider the impact of such a large, and in the developing world, increasingly youthful population.
September 16 2011 by Coordination Team
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A nation’s cultural heritage is part and parcel of understanding a country and its people, according to Webber Ndoro Director of the African World Heritage Fund, who believes many development projects have suffered from lack of cultural awareness and understanding.
Article relevant to the topics: Capacity Development & Knowledge Sharing, Culture
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July 19 2011 by Coordination Team
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In Mali, the music industry is a small but significant driver of economic development bringing in much needed revenue and creating valuable jobs. With stronger political will from national governments and increased donor support, other African countries could follow Mali’s lead and harness the power of culture for economic development.
Article relevant to the topics: Culture, Governance
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June 16 2011 by Coordination Team
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The European Commission supports a variety of cultural projects as it believes that investment in the arts, whether cinema, theatre, visual art, music or dance, can contribute positively to achieving economic and social development objectives.
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May 31 2011 by Coordination Team
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Investment in education and the building of appreciative audiences for African art in Africa are fundamental to the construction of a thriving and vibrant artistic landscape on the continent, according to video artist Theo Eshetu.
Article relevant to the topics: Culture, Education
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May 17 2011 by Coordination Team
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Street sellers took a break from selling their wares, shoppers paused in the cool shade and kids lunched beneath dramatic photographs – all part of a special exhibition that created an unusual calm space in an African capital.
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April 27 2011 by Coordination Team
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International television and news reporting would be advised to focus more on what works well in Africa and inspire future generations of the continent’s youth, according to Amobé Mévégué, a well known media figure.
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