Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA) is a new organization that was incorporated in October 2011 and has an office in Dar ES Salaam, Tanzania.
CDEA is a service organization that aims to support artists, cultural leaders and entrepreneurs in cultural development in Tanzania and the East African region to place cultural values, norms and systems at the centre of development.
CDEA also advocates for a cultural dimension in all public policies and programmes. By integrating culture in development programmes, CDEA will be able to use culture as a resource to promote environmental sustainability, safeguard relevant traditional knowledge in synergy with other scientific knowledge to enhance the resilience of communities to disasters and climate change, and to promote inclusive economic and social development. CDEA aims to get governments to integrate culture in long-term visioning and programming of social and economic development in the East African region. Read More"
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TANZANIACDEA works in collaboration with National Arts Council/BASATA to provide capacity support 4 Arts Federations. CDEA is also a member of the East African Civil Society Organizations Forum (EACSOF) and Tanzania NGO Network (TANGO). ...read more
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KENYACDEA sees Kenya’s devolved governance system as an opportunity to promote cultural and creative industries as part of local economic development, in the 47 counties of Kenya. The database is a work-in -progress that will be used as ...read more
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RWANDARwanda is the only country within the East Africa region that has mainstreamed home-grown solutions for development programmes, which are drawn from the Kinyarwanda cultural heritage i.e Gacaca, the traditional reconciliatory justice ...read more
Workshop Series Success!
CDEA recently held four workshops in leadership training, copyright and neighbouring rights, fundraising and advocacy, with Arts Federations and Association leaders of Tanzania. This was part of the capacity building process of Arts Federations in Tanzania supported by HIVOS. ...more...
This workshop took place from 26-28th February 2013. The workshop was an opportunity to carry out a SWOT analysis of the Arts Federations. It was established that one of the fundamental weakness was the fact that the Arts Federation, which are apex bodies, had constitutions ...more...
Copyright & Neighbouring Rights
This workshop took place from 5-7th March 2013. A presentation made by Mr. Luhala, Director of Rulu Arts Promotion, listed a number of weaknesses in the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Law No. 7 1999, which included: ...more...
This workshop took place from 12-14th March 2013. The key organizational development issues that this three-day leadership training addressed included: 1. Defining resource mobilization and fundraising 2. Positioning the resource ...more...
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Haji Iddi-Arts and Craftshttp
“The workshop broadened my perspective. The content was useful, there should be more of them so we can become good leaders!”
Dorice Lawrence —Music Federation
If a group of people come together with their hearts pounding for the same thing, then great things can really be accomplished thanks to CDEA”