Pacific: Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Solomon Islands

10 May 2019, International

Each IFACCA Regional Group has a Regional Focal Point. This is a National Member institution of the Federation that liaises with members in the region and organises a meeting of members or other joint initiative. The role of Regional Focal Point is for a fixed period and is open to all National Members on a rotating basis.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Solomon Islands is our first Regional Focal Point for the Pacific. It assumed the role in February 2018 when we introduced the RFP programme. The official RFP representative is Mr Dennis Marita, Director of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Solomon Islands and member of the IFACCA Board since February 2018.

 

REGIONAL INITIATIVES

In June 2018 the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Solomon Islands hosted the sixth Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival, a regional collaboration that connects governments and communities to share knowledge and practice and collaborate in the development of the sector by addressing issues of joint concern, such as protecting traditional knowledge and expressions of culture, cultural heritage and the cultural industries.

Alongside the festival, the Ministry hosted a meeting of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and invited Magdalena Moreno Mujica (Executive Director of IFACCA) to present to Ministers and other high officials from representing nations in the region.

Learn more about the Pacific Group of the Federation