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Creative Economy Dialogue 1: Dynamic Regulatory Support and Sustainable Financing for Creative Industries
19 July 2016
Intercontinental Hotel
Nairobi, Kenya

Key Issues


​African creative industries—from design, music, craft, film and television, fashion, publishing, heritage and digital animation—are key drivers for job creation, foreign exchange earning, income generation and inclusive development. Promoting small-scale creative enterprises and an enabling framework is crucial for Kenya and the East African Community in order to develop international visibility and trade.
HEVA supports the transformative and social economic potential of the creative sector in the East Africa region. From Nairobi, Kampala, Kigali, Arusha, Lamu to Dar es Salaam, the creative sector is where the creation of new products and new cultural experiences is happening. The first session in the two-part Creative Economy Dialogues convenes national and regional policy actors, regulators, practitioners and development partners such as HIVOS, Forum Syd, the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub and UNDP to a dynamic multi-sectoral dialogue exploring the establishment of a catalytic regulatory and investment environment to support the growth and integration of creative value chains in Kenya and Eastern Africa.
ditc-ted-unctad14-podium-3-300.jpgThis moderated and televised panel discussion will be composed of high-level panelists, who will make remarks and field questions from the audience at the venue as well as those watching at home on TV and through social media interactions. In concert with our partners and the community of creative professionals, we are excited to host this session to highlight the contribution of the creative sector in the achievement of inclusive, sustainable and equitable development through trade in Kenya, East Africa and the Continent.


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Carolina Quintana
Creative Economy & Industries Programme
Trade Analysis Branch
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