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Global hr forum2007-mohammed_yousif_abdallah-culture and development Global hr forum2007-mohammed_yousif_abdallah-culture and development Presentation Transcript

  • By H. E. Mohamed Yousif Abdallah Minister of Culture Youth And Sports Sudan
  • Comments on Culture and Development Dr. Gaber Asfour deserves our gratitude for emphasizing the great role of culture in development. He raised several relevant important areas such as;
  • Putting Economic and social development as primary objective and the role of culture. Finance development through foreign direct investment (FDI). Add value to primary commodities (industrialization).
  • There are major missing elements needed to transform the underdeveloped communities such as; Skills development and training (education). Lack of problem solving approach and fully dependence on readymade modules and dictation. Acquiring right technology and
  • •Comprehensive management of development issues such as: •Tackling the three economic sectors development ( agriculture , services and industry) •Trade oriented development.
  • The Notion of backwardness and advancement cultures are less explained in the paper of Dr. Asfour and would like to offer the following explanation;
  • Culture as thought, feeling and perception. Failure to manage cultural perspective differences results in civil strives, violent mass protests and riots.
  • This affects millions of lives every year, hampers economic and human development impedes establishment of peaceful international relations and increases lawlessness and global terrorism.
  • Based on motivations, States, Communities, Corporate as well as individuals can increase production and profits.
  • Culture as standard of judgment and its role in setting, norms and values. Through times customs and traditions are established ,. Culture thus decides what is legitimate and illegal locally and abroad. Dialogue is essential to agree on common ground
  • Culture as identity based on ethnicity, religion and social environment faces the challenges of globalization which is characterized by high inter societal movement and connectivity.
  • Many identities living together necessitate tolerance and avoidance to identify people on personal basis. There is need to avoid imposing homogeneity or heterogeneity. Flexibility is required to establish constructive and harmonious pluarlism
  • Culture as means of communication in terms of language, poetry, songs and dances. These are means of mobilization, understanding and leisure. Universal languages are emerging more strongly than dialects which are vanishing dramatically fast.
  • Culture as consumption and production habits. On these habits economic theories as based such demand and supply, purchase parity product. In the past man was collecting fruits, domesticating animals but at later stages changed to industrial goods.
  • The culture of creativity, savings, effective organization and good management is missing in underdeveloped countries.
  • Based on the above Mr. Bernard Rousue the British philosopher concluded that "civilization flourishes under luxury and high quality life". Because man in the process of achieving luxury, discovers extraordinary wonders (buildings, poetry, arts, and dances).
  • Mr. Adam Smith the economic philosopher stated that civilization is created in the process of making profits. He added at least the Western civilization is based on efforts rendered to create wealth.
  • I would like to add that factors that helped in advancement of mankind and accelerated the globalization process are trade, religion and culture.