Culture & Development

What do we mean by culture and development?

We believe that culture and development are inseparable. Our definition of culture is broad and dynamic. It is the identities particular to a community. It is also the many artistic and creative forms of the human imagination that give meaning to people’s lives.

We understand development as a process of expanding the capabilities, opportunities and freedoms of individuals in a society. Development implies improving the quality of life for present and future generations not just in economic terms but also in terms of social cohesion, inclusion, and tolerance. In short, development means positive change.