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24 Nov 2013 - 27 Nov 2013

Bali | World Culture Forum

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World Culture Forum, 24 - 27 November 2013, Bali, Indonesia

The World Culture Forum: The Power of Culture in Sustainable Development will be held on 24 - 27 November 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.

World Culture Forum will be launched by the President of Indonesia setting the scene for locating culture firmly within the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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Leading international agencies and critical thinkers will engage the participants in six themed symposia that will form the overarching framework of WCF 2013:

  • Holistic Approaches to Culture in Development

  • Civil Society and Cultural Democracy

  • Creativity and Cultural Economics

  • Culture in Environmental Sustainability

  • Sustainable Urban Development

  • Inter-Faith Dialogue and Community Building

// Invited keynote speakers The World Culture Forum convened by the President of Indonesia in Bali from 24 to 27 November 2013 aspires to recommend:
  • New pathways for locating culture as an integral part of sustainable development
  • Ethical frameworks for ensuring community engagement and stakeholder benefits
  • New participatory models for promoting cultural democracy
  • Draft frameworks for evidence based measuring of sustainable cultural development
  • Strategic inputs into the framing of Sustainable Development Goals in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
It is envisaged that the World Culture Forum will result in a shared vision and strategic directions to:
  • Promote knowledge communities for intercultural, intergenerational and interfaith dialogues
  • Further ethical investment and business practices for creative and cultural industries
  • Establish clearing houses for people-centered projects and practices, emphasising local knowledge systems
  • Draft conceptual frameworks informing the Post 2015 Development Agenda
  • Foster corporate governance for evidence based measures in ensuring meaningful outcomes for primary stakeholders

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