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Arterial Network is delighted to release the ACE 2012 Conference programme and announce speakers scheduled to present during the second edition of the African Creative Economy Conference November 14-16 at Hotel Ngor Diarama  in Dakar, Senegal.

Notable Speakers include:

Renowned Playwright and Director of African Arts Institute, Mike van Graan and UNESCO expert, Director for Creativity, Arts and Jobs Avril Joffee from South Africa will join Senegalese Cheik Ngaido Ba and Christina Ndombi from UNESCO Senegal in  panel that will  discuss the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression and what it means for African States.

2012 Caine Prize for African Writing shortlisted writer and Managing Editor for Kwani Trust Billy Kahora, Founding Chairman of the African Cultural Regeneration Institute Prof. Francis Gichuru and  Aghan Adero Director of the Kenyan Cultural center are speakers from Kenya.

Senegalese Brahim Sakho, South African Glenn Ujebe -Director for Department and Arts and Culture, Cameroonian arts journalist and translator Telesphore Mbabizo, Oxfam Manager for regional programmes in Senegal Abdoulaye Dia will be part of a panel that will discuss  mainstreaming creative cultural industries as critical elements in African and  National economic planning.

View the ACE 2012 Program Here

ACE 2012 has so far attracted participation of over 100 delegates from over 40 countries. The registered delegates include, established or upcoming arts practitioners, intellectuals, journalists, researchers, policy makers and patrons. ACE 2012 will feature powerful debates, training, know how exchange, networking and energetic collaboration.

The African Creative Economy Conference is the second to be hosted by Arterial Network, a dynamic network of individuals, organizations, donors, companies and institutions engaged in the African cultural sector. The Pan African Network, currently active in 40 African countries was formed in 2007 to support the effectiveness and growth of the African arts and culture civil society and to enhance the sustainability of creative industries in Africa.



Download the ACE 2012 Conference Program here