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UNESCO organizes an online discussion and symposium on “Funding Culture, Managing the Risk”

UNESCO has organized an online discussion on “Funding Culture, Managing the Risk: Limits and Opportunities for Development Cooperation” from March 16 to April 6, 2010.

“The online discussion organized by UNESCO’s Culture Sector is part of initiatives put forward to generate visibility for the culture and development agenda, as well as to encourage commitment and action. The online discussion will act as an interactive forum for individuals to share best practices and research, to collaborate, and to exchange and debate on related topics.”

The discussion is organized around the following three themes:

  • Week 1: Risk of Funding Culture: A Myth or a Reality? (March 16 to 22)
  • Week 2: Dealing with Risk: What Works? (March 23 to 29)
  • Week 3: How to Encourage Investments in the Culture Sector? (March 30 to April 6)

A two-day symposium on the same theme will be held at UNESCO headquarters on April 16 and 17, where key messages from the discussion will be shared with symposium participants in order to inform debates. To find out more about either activity, visit the UNESCO website.