Bundled African cultural policy

March 2010 -

At the end of 2009, the Spanish development organisation Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) published an extensive report regarding cultural policy in Africa, entitled Cultural Policies in Africa, in collaboration with the Observatory or African Cultural Policies (OCPA).

Cultural Policies in Africa offers a 356 page overview of the most important documents that have appeared since 1966 and places them in their proper context. The first part contains a historical analysis of African cultural policy since 1969, when the Pan-African manifest was published, up to and including the agreement regarding the African Cultural Renaissance, which appeared in 2006.

The report publishes the documents in an integral manner, starting with the Unesco treaties, followed by the reference documents of the Francophone country groups, the African countries, the Organisation of African Unity and the African Union. Finally, it contains a bibliography with the most important publications regarding African cultural policy.