“The African creative industry is booming”, according to Ousmane Faye (LAREM)

“The African creative industry is booming”, according to Ousmane Faye (LAREM)
“The African creative industry is booming”, according to Ousmane Faye (LAREM)

The Behind the scenes Senegal project was launched yesterday Saturday in Dakar. An initiative that catalyzes change and fosters a more equitable and inclusive creative industry. According to the representative of the economic and monetary research laboratory (LAREM), Ousmane Faye, this project promotes cultural diversity and the empowerment of young women in the cultural sector.

During his speech, he suggested that the African creative industry is “booming”, with a wealth of talent, innovations in the fields of fashion, music, cinema, visual arts, etc. “. Despite this immense potential, he regretted that young women creators in Africa are often faced with obstacles limiting their access to opportunities and hindering their success.

“We are seeking to explore these obstacles and to change this situation with the behind the scenes project,” he indicated, specifying that it will also be a question of mapping the country’s creative sector to, not only know the infrastructure, but also the systems allowing you to have a good working tool.

The creative sector in Africa is a “gold mine”, providing significant income and creating employment opportunities. Most dynamic and growing sector (20 billion additional dollars and more than 20 million new jobs by 2040).

He, according to the APS visited by Senego, expressed a determination to ensure that the voices and talents of young women are never again ignored, but celebrated and highlighted. “This project is set up to strengthen the capacity of women researchers in the creative industry. It is implemented in 7 African countries including Senegal, the only French-speaking country”, for his part, underlined the director of the Institute of Arts and Culture (ISAC) of the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar ( UCAD).

Babacar Mbaye noted that the project will provide a quality creative database in Africa. “Thirteen young people were recruited, including 10 women, for a period of 3 years. We received more than 100 applications and after deliberation, only thirteen were successful,” said the director of ISAC.

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