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WORLD CREATIVE YOUTH NETWORK (WCYN)

World Creative Youth Network (WCYN) is a program aiming to encourage, inspire, empower and develop youth entrepreneurial potential from various countries in the creative industry through the exchange of information, knowledge and expertise in order to create a global market network.

World Youth Creative Network (WCYN) is an international event that brings together youth people around the world. The “WCYN 2019” is a 4-day event to be held in Jakarta and Gorontalo on February 19th-23rd, 2019.

The WCYN mission is

  1. To bring together 300 youth leaders in creative industries (ages 18 – 40) from various  countries (at least 20 Asia-Pacific and other countries).
  2. To create a global youth network in the creative industry through the exchange of information, knowledge and expertise. 3. To facilitate and empowers WCYN participants and builds their professional and leadership skills, and to promote creative awareness in their home country.

The theme of the 2019 WCYN event is “Cultivating Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship Creativity through ICT innovation to support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

The 2019 WCYN event is supported by:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Tourism Creative Economy Agency, Local Government of DKI Jakarta & Gorontalo, Indonesia Youth Network

WCYN is proudly hosted by Rajatani Agro Nusantara, Al Azhar Indonesia University (UAI) & State University of Gorontalo (UNG), managed by Makmur Agro Satwa (MAS) and supported by Citra Kreatif Muda (Cakram) Indonesia and Women Working Group (WWG)

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Why Creative Industry?

According to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) creative economy has no single definition. It is an evolving concept which builds on the interplay between human creativity and ideas and intellectual property, knowledge and technology. Essentially it is the knowledge based economic activities upon which the ‘creative industries’ are based.

The creative industries – which include advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, design, fashion, film, video, photography, music, performing arts, publishing, research & development, software, computer games, electronic publishing, and TV/radio – are the lifeblood of the creative economy.

They are also considered an important source of commercial and cultural value. The creative economy is the sum of all the parts of the creative industries, including trade, labour and production.

Today, the creative industries are among the most dynamic sectors in the world economy providing new opportunities for developing countries to leapfrog into emerging high-growth areas of the world economy.

 

Why Youth Entrepreneurship in Creative Industry Matter and Should be Supported?

Youth is an agent of creativity and innovation. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) states that Creativity is often the biggest asset for young people who can afford to experiment and take calculated risks in the early stage of their lives and careers when a whole range of possibilities exists.

Youth Entrepreneurship in Creative Industry has contributed in decreasing the number of youth unemployment that tend to be high in many countries. The rise of creative industry has indeed been contributing to a more prosperous world, underpinned by global connectivity and limitless creativity.

The promotion of investment in this new wave of creative entrepreneurship and social economic development would facilitate sustainable job impact that the creative economy portends.

 

What are the Challenges for Youth Entrepreneur in Creative Industry to Develop Their Business?

The EU report on promoting entrepreneurship in the creative sector suggests that there are at least six areas for intervention that would improve the prospects for the sector: access to markets; access to finance and investment; promotion and protection of intellectual property rights; access to knowledge and training; networking and cluster development; and last but not least, governance in the area of innovation and technology.

 

Why Agricultural Entrepreneurship?

In conventional belief, agriculture means an ancient lifestyle with limited future opportunities for youth. Yet with the progress of ICT, this assumption is certainly incorrect. Evidence shows that agriculture gives youth a viable way to harvest success and foster a sustainable future.

The agriculture industry deals directly with basic or primary needs for every human being who lives in the world. And of course, when it comes to ways of fighting poverty, agriculture is more effective than other sectors.

 

How WCYN Contribute to Assist Youth Entrepreneur to Face the Challenge?

WCYN supporting the development of youth entepreneurship in creative industry by facilitating:

  1. Digital Connectivity Platform for Youth Entrepreneurship in Creating Global Creative Economy Market
  2. Discussion Forum for Business Development Consultation and Youth Entrepreneurship Promotion in the Creative Industry
  3. Discussion Forum on the Development of Youth Entrepreneurship Policy in The Creative Industry
  4. Global Information Center For Youth Entrepreneurship in The Creative Industry

 

Why Jakarta and Gorontalo?

Indonesia is comprised of over 17,000 islands and hundreds of different ethnicities and languages; this rich cultural heritage and diversity alongside a huge domestic market dominated by young people and a growing middle class, the creative economy is a promising avenue for Indonesia’s national economic development.

Jakarta has been named as one of the heart of creative industries in Indonesia alongside other prominent creative cities such as Bandung, Yogyakarta, Ubud and Pekalongan. Stand as capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta is one the driving cities for youth enterprising/ creative industry in Indonesia.

The government has established Jakarta creative hub as a center of innovation and creative industry for its people. Further, Jakarta has been actively to support the growing of start up companies in varous industry engined by Young entepreneurs. Various creative festivals and exhibition has been held regularly in Jakarta too such Jakarta Fashion week and Inacraft to name a few.

Gorontalo located in eastern part of Indonesia and has been identified as an emerging region for creative industry. Rich in natural resources and cultural heritage, Gorontalo has gradually developed the life of creative industry especialy on handycraft and culinary sector.

GULF (Gorontalo Urban Lot Festival) which flares Gorontalo creative spirit,supported by youth entepreneurship movement such as Gorontalo Indie and anamuda.com, are among the evidences that the region moving forward to unleash its enormous potentialin creative industry.

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