Action Lesotho organised a pioneering National Craft Symposium, which was very kindly hosted by the Irish
Embassy and officially closed by HRH Prince Seeiso. The delegates (pictured) included Government officials,
industry organisations, craft groups, academics & NGOs.
The highlight was the establishment of a Sector Wide National Working Forum. This is a
hugely significant and important step in terms of developing the Art & Craft Sector in Lesotho. Some of the
other main outcomes from the symposium were:
education throughout the education system as well as continued learning opportunities for those
engaged in the Craft Sector.
sector workers/companies are essential in bridging the gap between those with production skills and
those with training in design and technology.
developed which are of high design & production quality, draw on the heritage & culture of Lesotho.
and are packaged/labelled appropriately