The EU Ambassador to Kenya Simon Mordue on Thursday 23rd January 2020 hosted several key players from the creative industry in Kenya and the wider East African region for a presentation on Innovative Financing for Culture and Creative Industries (IFIC)
The AFD and Heva fund are key partners in the IFIC, which aims to improve access to financing for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and organisations working in the cultural and creative field, and particularly those led by women and vulnerable groups.
IFIC will also work with local incubators to build market intelligence, strengthen the management capacities of MSMEs and organisations in cultural and creative industries and support the implementation of related public policies.
Mr Giorgio Ficcarelli, head of Culture and Inter-Cultural Dialogue Section of the DG Devco at the European Commission also gave a presentation on the ACP Cultures programme which has launched a new call for proposals.
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