The 2023 Call for Nominations for the UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy is now open!

12 October 2022

UNESCO launches the second Call for Nominations for the 2023 UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the creative economy.

Established in 2021 with generous support from the Government of Bangladesh, the prize of 50,000 USD awards exceptional initiatives of an individual, institution, an entity or non-governmental organization which/who, devised and delivered innovative projects or programmes that promote youth entrepreneurship, in the creative economy.

Today, the creative economy is a driver of innovation and value creation, employing more young people and women than any other sector, with the potential to stimulate sustainable and inclusive development globally. While COVID-19 hit the creative industries hard, the creative economy remains among the fastest growing sectors worldwide, accounting for 3.1% of GDP and 6.2% of all employment.

Recognizing and investing in initiatives that help foster creativity, innovation and youth entrepreneurship is key to supporting creative talents 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 relevant stakeholders.

Applications must be submitted in English or French before 10 December 2022, at midnight, Paris time via an online platform accessible HERE.

MoTIV Creations Limited of Uganda, an integrated creative studio that provides tools and training for young entrepreneurs in the creative industries, was awarded the inaugural Prize in 2021.

For more information on the Call for Nominations, please see the brochure HERE.

Dedicated webpage of the Prize

MoTIV, laureate 2022


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