The International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) recently published the 4th edition of Profils culturels des pays francophones du Sud.
This edition covers three Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) countries: Cameroun, Congo, and Gabon.
In keeping with its mission to promote cultural diversity and in accordance with the implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, OIF is seeking to help member states from the South to get a clearer picture of the economic, institutional, and structural realities of their cultural sectors. To do so, it has set up a program to identify the scope of cultural enterprise and industry in Francophone areas in the South, covering four geographic areas: Western Africa, Southeast Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, and Central Africa. The objective is to create permanent systems to monitor the cultural economy in these countries as a preamble to developing public policy fostering strong cultural industries.
To consult the fourth edition as well as previous editions, visit the OIF website.