Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop in Namibia on Policies for Creativity

In partnership with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture of Namibia, UNESCO organized a Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop on Policies for Creativity: Monitoring and Implementing the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which took place between the 29th of March and the 1st of April 2022 in Swakopmund, Namibia.

Palestine was among the 15 participating countries represented in Namibia. UNESCO Ramallah and the Palestinian Ministry of Culture took part in the workshop which was designed to build on the results and achievements of the implementation of the EU/UNESCO project, Supporting New Regulatory Frameworks to Strengthen the Cultural and Creative Industries and Promote South-South Cooperation, as well as the Re|Shaping Cultural Policies for the Promotion of Fundamental Freedoms and the Diversity of Cultural Expressions project, both of which include Palestine as a beneficiary country.

Through sessions and focus group exchanges highlighting cultural policies, stakeholders’ and inter-ministerial dialogue, gender, digitization, freedom of expression, artistic freedom, the status of the artist, and creative economy, the workshop served as a hub for the exchange of knowledge and experiences leading to mutual learning and understanding on the future of policies for creativity at local and international levels.

More information on the workshop is available here:


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