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National Calender of Events

August 2016

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Banjul International Colloquium on slavery, slave trade and colonialism July 25, 26, 27 2016

July 2016

Through this rare gathering, The Gambia wishes to once again put the triple painful episodes of slavery, slave trade and colonialism before the court of international public opinion in order to fully expose the negative effects they have on the social, economic and political evolution of Africa

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Roots Home Coming Festival 2016

April 2016

Visit the International Roots Festival Website or Facebook Page for more information.

Gambia Completes Needs Assessment for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage

June 2015

Under the auspices of the UNESCO Dakar Office, and with the assistance of a Consultant fielded in from Mali, the NCAC conducted a needs assessment exercise for safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage of the country, between 8th – 18th June 2015.

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Copyright Regulations 2015 validation technical meeting

April 21 2015

On April 21 2015, in our bid to firm up the copyright administration the NCAC called stakeholders to a day long' meeting to discuss the draft copyright regulations. The meeting was held at the Gambia Hospitality and Tourism Institute (GTHI). It was attended by the Hon Minister of Tourism and Culture.

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ARIPO Seminar on copyright

August 2014

In August 2014, NCAC and the Ministry of Justice co-hosted an ARIPO seminar on patents and copyright. The programme, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel, Brufut, was attended by a cross section of creators and inventors. It was there that the Gambia undertook to ratify the ARIPO treaty on Traditional Knowledge and Folklore.

ECOWAS Observatory workshop on copyright

January 2014

In January 2014, the ECOWAS Copyright Observatory organised a five day workshop on copyright for 100 stakeholders drawn from all the artistic genres. The workshop took place from 4-9 January 2014 at the Gambia Hotel School. Resource persons came from Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Gambia. After the workshop, the Observatory donated office equipment and furniture to the NCAC for copyright development. This equipment have been used to establish the society offices at the Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute (GTHI) in Kanifing.