dzifa gomashie Events Board: The Culture Forum holds Stakeholder Forum, May 7

The Ghana Culture Forum (GCF) is organising a Stakeholder Forum on ?Transforming the Culture and Creative Arts Sector: Policies, Strategies and Initiatives? on Tuesday, 7th May, 2013 from 9.30am to 12.30pm at the National Theatre. The Forum, which is being organised in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, is in furtherance of the Ghana Culture Forum?s determination to place culture squarely on the National Development Agenda.

The interaction at the Forum is aimed at seeking coherence in policies and actions and drawing the necessary synergies between culture and other sectors of national development

Honourable Mr. P. V. Obeng, Senior Presidential Advisor and Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission is the Special Guest of Honour.

The Forum will be followed by an Emporium of exhibitions and performances to contextualize the discussions from 1.00pm ? 5.00pm on the same day.

Participants at the Stakeholder Forum will include:

Ghana Culture Forum member organisationsMinistry of Tourism, Culture and Creative ArtsMinistry of Chieftaincy and Traditional AffairsNational Commission on CultureNational Development Planning CommissionMembers of ParliamentNational Theatre of GhanaNational House of ChiefsStakeholders in Culture and Creative Arts SectorStakeholder Ministries, Departments and AgenciesCivil Society OrganisationsGhana National Commission on UNESCOUNESCO Office, AccraOther International OrganisationsThe Media

The Stakeholder Forum is part of the celebration marking the 1st Anniversary celebration of the GCF and Ghana Culture Day which was marked on 14th March, 2013.

The GCF is a membership based civil society consultative and advocacy network of cultural practitioners, activists and organisations united around a common vision of affirming the cultural foundations of development and enhancing the cultural sector.

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