Solomon Islands : firm commitment FOR the cultural sector

Cultural Industries Entrepreneurship training in Honiara

The Ministry of Culture is preparing two bills: protection of traditional knowledge and regulation of cultural activities


John Wasi, the acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) of the Solomon Islands, manifested the government’s firm commitment to the cultural sector and gave an update on its future initiatives at the opening of the Cultural Industries Entrepreneurship training in Honiara at the beginning of October. The goals of the MCT and cultural practitioners are to protect and preserve the traditional forms of cultural expression of the Solomon Islands and, by synergising culture with the tourism sector, to reap economic benefits for local people. The Ministry is preparing two bills. The first one will deal with traditional knowledge and cultures and the assertion of cultural rights. The second one is envisioned to regulate and coordinate the artistic and cultural activities, respectively. According to Wasi, culture plays a unifying role for the island country.The training course on Cultural Industries Entrepreneurship is supported by the ACPCultures+ Programme.

October 27, 2015
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