On September 19, the Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the UNESCO office in Libreville, presented the main lines of the “Quarterly Action Plan 2022-2025 for the Cultural and Creative Industries” designed to support the strengthening of the cultural and creative industries in Gabon. of Industry (PSRICC).
Launched in March 2020, the Cultural and Creative Industries Strengthening Support Program (PSRICC) aims to structure the cultural and creative industries sectors to support job creation, entrepreneurship, the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises and the empowerment of women and girls in this sector has just produced its first result, which aims to give a new impetus to the cultural sector in general and the creative economy in particular.
In fact, it is a four-year action plan for cultural and creative industries 2022-2025 with 5 axes, 11 actions and 32 activities to be carried out over 3 years with a requested budget of 803,000,000 FCFA. It covers the following sectors: books, visual arts, print and media, music and performing arts, cinema and audiovisual production, crafts and antiques, heritage and cultural tourism, textiles and fashion.
Presented on September 19 at the National Museum of Art, Ceremonies and Traditions, it was designed in a very consultative and inclusive manner. It used the successes in peer learning between Gabon and Burkina Faso through the stages of gathering, formulating and validating information, which falls within the methodological approaches supported by UNESCO/EU. Expert bank for strengthening the culture management system in developing countries “.
“This four-year action plan for Gabon’s cultural and creative industries is driven by the government’s determination to overcome the vagaries of raw materials. This is in line with the Strategic Plan for Developing Gabon (PSGE) through the Plan to Accelerate Transformation (PAT), which calls for exploring new sources of wealth creation.revealed the Minister of Culture and Arts Patrick Mouguiama Daouda.
The value of the global creative goods market more than doubled from 2002 to 2015, rising from US$208 billion to US$509 billion, according to Eric Voli Bi, head of the Unesco Gabon and ECCAS office. The creative sector is one of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy, creating almost 30 million jobs worldwide and employing more people aged 15-29 than any other sector. “Based on this action plan and possibly other sectoral plans for other cultural sectors, Gabon is certainly determined to follow this trend. The country is positioning itself for public policies in favor of the creative economy. Such an issue does not only concern cultural policies, but also other areas of public policy, especially trade, planning, education, youth, finance.“, he said and expressed the wish that this action plan represents a new flight for the cultural sector in general and for the creative economy in particular.