2023 Call for the UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for Creative Economy!

UNESCO launch Second call for applications for him UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize 2023 for Creative Economy.

Established in 2021 with the generous support of the Government of Bangladesh / People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Award $50,000 Rewards exceptional initiatives by an individual, institution, entity or NGO that has designed and implemented innovative projects or programs that promote youth entrepreneurship in the creative economy.

Today, the creative economy is an engine of innovation and value creation, employing more youth and women than any other sector, with the potential to catalyze sustainable and inclusive development globally. Although COVID-19 has hit the creative industries hard, the creative economy remains one of the fastest growing sectors worldwide. 3.1% of the GDP and the 6.2% of the total employment.

Recognizing and investing in initiatives that help foster creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship among youth is key to supporting creative talent and giving them greater access to new opportunities and markets.

Nominations must be submitted by the governments of UNESCO Member States, in consultation with the National Commissions for UNESCO and other interested parties. It must be submitted in English or French before December 10, 2022at midnight Paris time, through an online platform that can be accessed here.

MoTIV Creations Limited from Ugandaan integrated creative studio providing tools and training to young entrepreneurs in the creative industries, was awarded the inaugural award in 2021.

For more information on the call for applications, see the brochure here.

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