Proactive – Innovative – Responsive

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Countries:

  • at risk of conflict
  • in conflict
  • engaged in post-conflict reconstruction
  • affected by natural disasters

Mission

To advocate for Pan African culture-sensitive political and socio-economic development policies.

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Support sustainable systems of governance for culture.


Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services, increase the mobility of artists and cultural professionals.


Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks.


Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.

 

Nhimbe Trust, based in the city of Bulawayo Zimbabwe, is a Pan African creative civil society organisation working in three core areas; creative education, development cooperation and cultural policy. The mission of the organisation is to advocate for Pan African culture-sensitive political and socio-economic development policies, in countries at risk of conflict, in conflict, engaged in post-conflict reconstruction and affected by natural disasters.

Nhimbe plays an active role in global cultural governance and Fairtrade for culture through involvement with the African Union Pan African Cultural Congress, 2005 UNESCO Convention Civil Society Forum, Global CSO Coordination, Africa Tech and Creative Group and UNCTAD Ad Hoc Expert Meetings on Creative Economy. Nhimbe’s global work is profiled on the Cultural Economy Outlook online portal. All Nhimbe’s programming revolves around the 2003 UNESCO Convention and 2005 UNESCO Convention

Organisational Vision

To have in place a vibrant and resilient Pan African cultural economy – well resourced, competently regulated, and supporting the political and socio-economic status of artists and cultural workers.


Nhimbe Trust Legacy Projects


The purpose of the CEOA Portal is to provide data, analysis and tools needed to promote and support the growth and development of creative industries in Africa. The CEOA Portal’s vision is to ensure that Africa provides the best possible business, regulatory, technical and fiscal infrastructure to enable Africa’s creative businesses to flourish commercially and to increase overseas investment and trade in Africa’s creative industries.

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The primary focus of Bluez Café is towards local arts production and dissemination to national and global audiences, while hosting some of the finest Zimbabwean and international artists:

  • Creative concept and skills development (performance platforms, workshops, exchanges, collaborations and dialogue)
  • Arts production and delivery/dissemination to local and international arts audiences

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"Culture takes diverse forms across time and space. This diversity is embodied in the uniqueness and plurality of the identities of the groups and societies making up humankind. As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature. In this sense, it is the common heritage of humanity and should be recognized and affirmed for the benefit of present and future generation." (UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity).