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Description: The co-operation project of the Finnish town of Haapavesi and the Tanzanian municipality of Bagamoyo is called “Culture as a Resource for Municipal Development”. The overall objective of the

The co-operation project of the Finnish town of Haapavesi and the Tanzanian municipality of Bagamoyo is called “Culture as a Resource for Municipal Development”.

The overall objective of the co-operation is to develop approaches for municipal development, using culture as a key development resource.

Culture sector is seen in both cities as a highly potential tool for municipal development in several different forms:

Culture as a resource for developing the image of the municipality: image among the inhabitants and internal stakeholders, image as seen by outsiders. Strong culture-related image may be an important factor for the citizens as well as a tool for the economic development in the partner municipalities.

Development of culture-related municipal administration: planning and implementing culture-related activities in the municipal administration (often with other city departments), development of good governance of administration using cultural activities as pilots

Development of cultural education may function as a source for wider education sector development in the municipalities, both in schools (especially primary schools) as well as in general education provided for the citizens by civic training institutions

Culture as a source for income generation and business: culture events (e.g. festivals) in local economy, development of culture-related entrepreneurship (e.g. artisans and culture-related tourism), culture as a marketing factor for the municipality and its business stakeholders, networking between culture and business organizations

Culture as a tool for social development: using different forms of cultural activities and services especially in youth work and elderly care; strengthening of culture-sector civil society organizations; developing cultural activities with disabled and other marginalized groups (e.g. HIV/AIDS infected people).

In addition, the co-operation will have a strong focus on poverty alleviation, as development of culture-related services and activities will target marginalized groups, empower them, and provide opportunities also for income generation (e.g. artisans).




Photogallery Haapavesi Finland:



Trío Assai - Galería de fotos
Haapavesi | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Spaceweather.com: October 2008 Northern Lights Gallery: Page 3

Factory Lapeenton. Haapavesi, Finland. Oficial website
Spaceweather.com: October 2008 Northern Lights Gallery: Page 3
Lake Haapavesi — Stock Photo © pejo #13608997

Lake Haapavesi — Stock Photo © pejo #13608998
Lake Haapavesi — Stock Photo © pejo #13608999
File:Haapaveden turvevoimala wikipediaan.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

The World's Best Photos of f35 and samyang - Flickr Hive Mind
Spaceweather.com: January 2008 Aurora Gallery
Haapavesi Folk Music Festival | Finland Festivals

Factory Lapeenton. Haapavesi, Finland. Oficial website
OTO --- Bienvenidos a *** Bajo_Un_Cielo_de_Colores *** de SUSSILAPIL
projekti +-7,5 UTC | Art Virve Seppä

Panoramio - Photo of Haapavesi - cargo ship Helga
Panoramio - Photo of Haapavesi - tugboat Chr.Kontturi
Lake Haapavesi — Stock Photo © pejo #13139898