It is interesting how things work out – last week I was chairing a panel at ENCATC in Brussels where the discussion with senior academics was all about the need for a strategic approach to the governance of the cultural sector.  Next week, I’ve been invited to Lagos by the Nigerian Minister of Culture as a keynote speaker at their first Political Dialogue on the Creative Industries.  The topic I’m speaking on is Human and Institutional Capacity Building for the Creative Sector so the discussion last week will help.  Then on Friday, the CEO of a major client in Zimbabwe sent me, a propos of something completely different, a copy of the recent African Union  Capacity Development Strategic Framework for Africa.  My head doesn’t believe in the extraordinariness of coincidences – but my heart still leaps with delight when they happen!

Anamaria Wills          Fb: cidaco   T:anamariacida