World Creativity and Innovation Week 2018
This week marks the first official observance of the United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Week – from 15 – 21 April, 2018.
Aimed at encouraging “people to use creativity in problem-solving for all issues related to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals”, it officially became a UN Day of Observance on April 27, 2017. However, the origin of WCID goes further back to May 25, 2001 in Canada where Marci Segal decided to create a day to remind and encourage people to use their creativity to make the world a better place.
In Nigeria, observance of this important day deserves everyone's attention, given the current rate of unemployment and the potential of this creativity and innovation to play a significant role in solving that problem.
What TACT aims to do is
- To shine the spotlight on young Nigerians using their creativity and inventiveness to solve difficult problems.
- To organise discussions and workshops that show young people how their creativity can be harnessed so that their passions can become productive careers and
- To facilitate a conversation between policy makers in the Federal Government and young Nigerians currently involved in the Creative and Innovation space.
The town-hall event on 21 April, 2018 will be a gathering of 50 individuals made up of Entrepreneurs and Innovators in Science, Tech, Agriculture, The Arts, Fashion, Photography, students, and interested members of society.
With the theme “Growth Oriented Policies Supporting Youth Creativity and Innovation”, we hope to hold a conversation that not only allows the government articulate its vision for the inclusion of creativity and innovation in its Economic Recovery & Growth Plan (ERGP), but also allows active players in the space share the real-world policy and systemic obstacles that are currently hindering their growth.