Key Words: UNESCO,Cultural and Creative Industries
On March 24, UNESCO and the Gansu Provincial Government announced a new partnership to integrate cultural and creative assets into Gansu’s development frameworks, leveraging culture and creativity for economic, social, cultural and environmental gains.
This partnership is part of the World Bank’s US$180 million Gansu Revitalization and Innovation Project (GRIP) for China. UNESCO will provide technical assistance in the design and development of Gansu’s cultural policies and programmes, to help build the institutional capacity and skills on cultural heritage and creativity, boosting their local creative economies and building resilient, inclusive, and dynamic cities.
“UNESCO will continue supporting Gansu to become a truly world class cultural center, and we will bring in best practices in site conservation and management, sustainable cultural tourism development, community involvement in heritage protection, safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and development of cultural and creative industries.” said Prof. Shahbaz Khan, Director and Representative of UNESCO Beijing Office.
Over the next three years, UNESCO, the World Bank and Gansu Province will engage in promoting the “Cities, Culture and Creativity” Framework, and its efforts to support Gansu in harnessing the transformative potential of cultural and creative industries through policies at the local level as well as achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
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