African Cultural Institute (ACI)
Institut culturel africain (ICA)
Instituto Cultural Africano
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29 Jan 1971, Fort-Lamy, currently Ndjamena (Chad), with the title African and Mauritian Cultural Institute -- Institut culturel africain et mauricien (ICAM), on signature of Convention by representatives of 12 governments. Listed name adopted 21 May 1976, Dakar (Senegal). Ceased to exist.
Place cultural action at the service of integrated development of the individual and society; broaden access and participation by the people at large in the cultural life of their communities; contribute to the strengthening of national integration and African unity; contribute to the strengthening and assertion of the cultural identity of Member States by safeguarding and enhancing their cultural heritage; assist in the formulation of cultural policies and preparation of cultural development plans and strategies and of cultural action programmes; promote inter-African and international cultural cooperation; encourage research and creativity in the human sciences, literature, arts and education.
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Executive Council, composed of Ministers in charge of Culture in Member States or their representatives. General Directorate, consisting of Director-General and Deputy Director-General. Technical Committee. Set up and maintains 3 affiliated bodies: E-XE0540 - Institut Régional d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Développement Culturel (IRES-RDEC); U-XE0560 - Centre régional de recherche et de documentation pour le développement culturel (CREDEC); H-XD1690 - International Congress of African Studies (ICAF) (of whose Permanent Council it is a member).
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