Mission / Goals

In accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of the Agreement with UNESCO and Article 2 of its Special Statutes as TCPS, the objectives assigned to CERAV / Africa are:

a) Promote the African living arts in their diversity, taking into account all their creative potential and encouraging exchanges and cooperation between African countries;


(b) Assist States cooperating with the Center in:

  • the creation and strengthening of the conditions necessary for the development of creative capacities in the living arts sector;
  • taking steps to promote the cultural, social and economic dimensions of the living arts;
  • integrating these measures into their development strategies;

(c) To work towards the collection of data and the exchange of information, expertise and good practices in the field of the living arts at the regional level, thus contributing to a better understanding between peoples and communities within and outside Africa;

(d) Promote, as appropriate, at the international and regional levels, the integration and joint implementation of policies and action plans for the protection, promotion, management, production and dissemination of the living arts, and to this end, training activities;

(e) Encourage the development at the African level of joint visions, policies and strategies in the field of culture through the living arts and associated cultural industries;

f) Accompany to Africa the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.