Aug 31

Data gap hinders support for arts and culture

Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Faustina Caley, has highlighted the challenge of inadequate data in developing initiatives to support the local arts and culture sector. During a public discussion in Windhoek, Caley noted the government’s introduction of an N$8 billion economic stimulus and relief package during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic to alleviate economic conditions. According to Unesco, cultural and creative industries contribute $ 2.25 trillion to the global economy and generate 30 million jobs worldwide.