Africalia’s administration training program in Rwanda begins in October 2020. 23 Rwandan cultural actors will be attempting a series of online sessions, face-to-face workshops, thematic meetings and an ambitious program to support professional mobility until May 2021.
After a period of preparation and adjustment to the constraints related to the health crisis, the administration training program effectively starts in October 2020 and will end in May 2021. This training brings together 23 Rwandan cultural actors for a series of online sessions, face-to-face workshops, thematic meetings and an ambitious program to support professional mobility. This ambitious professional program aims to meet the specific skills required by cultural administration by combining a detailed knowledge of artistic and cultural issues with strategic management and organizational imperatives.
The training program will address different aspects ranging from cultural policies, cultural economics and cultural project management while integrating a digital dimension that is essential today.
This program intends to significantly improve the structuring and professional level of Rwandan cultural organizations. The specific objectives are to help participants to:
The 23 participants selected to benefit from this professional program are :
To lead and facilitate the various training modules, international experts are involved and supported by local experts. Two main trainers, both recognized as Unesco experts, are selected for the first phase of the virtual training which covers the period from 15 October to 26 November 2020.
Avril Joffe (South Africa) is Director of the company Creativity, Avril Joffe based in Johannesburg. Her areas of expertise are research, education and training on cultural policy, human resource strategies, creative industries, entrepreneurship and management. She is currently Head of Cultural Policy and Management at the School of the Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Lidia Varbanova (Bulgaria-Canada) has professional experience as a consultant, educator and researcher in more than 60 countries. Her expertise focuses on strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, organizational development and technology in the arts, culture and creative industries. She is also a professor in master’s programs in Casablanca, Helsinki and Belgrade. She is an external evaluator for several European Commission programmes and a member of the UNESCO Expert Centre Pool for the Implementation of the 2005 Convention on Cultural Diversity.
First e-learning phase of the Training in Cultural Management in Rwanda launched by Africalia
Local professionals will be called upon to share local experiences and expertise.