Zim to host African Cultures Conference

By ZBC Reporter

Zimbabwe is set to host the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on African Cultures (ICAC) under the theme,” from 23 to 25 November 2021 in Harare at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ).

Speaking during a Post Cabinet Media briefing in Harare this Tuesday,the ,Minister of Information Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said the be held under the theme Africa speaks: Dealing with Repatriation from an African Perspective” .

The nation is informed that Zimbabwe intends to host the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on African Cultures (ICAC) .ICAC 2021 seeks to explore the issues around restitution, return and repatriation of African cultural property held outside the continent.  It is undisputed that these cultural artefacts are carriers of deep personal meanings and national importance to the countries of origin more than where they are currently domiciled. The country intends to ride on this platform to gain traction in its international engagement and re-engagement efforts by affording Africa in particular, and the World in general, to define repatriation and interrogate colonial injustice which resulted in the displacement of African cultural goods,she said.  

The conference will incorporate aspirations of Africa’s Agenda 2063, the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance as well as the 2021 African Union theme “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for building the Africa we want.”

 In this regard, the resolutions of the conference will feed into the African Union Plan of Action on Culture and Creative industries.

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