Creative Africa

The aim of the “Creative Africa” initiative is to highlight the diversity of Africa’s abundant creative talent as well as the vigour of its creative industries. It will offer an opportunity to reconcile cultural activities with policy discussions and action.

This initiative will highlight the originality of African creative products and services, emphasizing the enormous potential of the creative economy for fostering development in Africa.

“Creative Africa” is based on African ownership and partnerships. It is a joint effort being shaped by UNCTAD, African artists, the Government of Ghana and Agoralumiere International.


Provisional Programme


20 Apr 2008
11:45 - 12:30
Press conference held by UNCTAD and UNDP
Conference Hall 1
21 Apr 2008
15:00 - 18:00
The dialogue will provide a platform for business partnerships, investment and international cooperation, with a view to strengthening the capacities and competitiveness of Africa’s creative products and services in global markets.
Investment Hall
22 Apr 2008
12:30 - 13:30
Inauguration by the Minister of Culture of Ghana and invited guests
National Theatre
22 Apr 2008
15:00 - 18:00
Open discussion on the opportunities for poor communities, African designers and SMEs in the global market of Ethical Fashion and on how to overcome prevailing obstacles to enter the value chains.
Room 1 at the World Investment Forum
23 Apr 2008
20:00 - 23:50
National Theatre
24 Apr 2008
20:00 - 23:50
National Theatre
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