Open Sessions

SOU 38 - Culture, essential for the creativity, attractiveness and sustainability of cities and territories

22 Nov

22 November

14:30 to 17:30

Venue: Béni Mellal


African Network of Cultural Promoters and Entrepreneurs (RAPEC)





The First Pan-African Congress on Culture, organized by the African Network of Promoters and Cultural Entrepreneurs with UNESCO in partnership with United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) and other international institutions, in late 2011 in Lomé (Togo), had as its theme "Culture, the lever of development in Africa". One of the strong recommendations of this first congress is that Africa adopt a symbolic date to celebrate its culture. This recommendation was taken up at the International Conference on "The International Workshop on Culture in the City", in which RAPEC participated on 6 December 2012 in Dakar, Senegal, as part of the 6th Summit of African Local Authorities (UCLG Africa) "Africities" proposed on 24 January for the celebration of the World Day of African Culture, JMCA). Indeed, it was on 24 January 2006 that the Heads of State and Government of the African Union adopted in Khartoum the Charter for the Renaissance of African Culture. As part of the 8th Africities Summit, RAPEC presents Act 2 of the Pan-African Congress on "Culture as a lever for development in Africa".




This thematic session will include two discussion and debate sessions with resolutions and recommendations.

  1. Panel 1: Culture and attractiveness and sustainability of cities and territories
  2. Panel 2: Presentation of JMCA, World Day of African Culture and the 2019 edition


Parallel Sessions