Creative Estonia organizes a Creative Entrepreneurship Academy in Namibia

24. October, 2023

Creative Estonia, in collaboration with UNESCO Namibia’s National Commission, is organizing on Oct 30- Nov 01  a creative economy academy in Windhoek, Namibia, focusing on cultural heritage preservation and digitization. Within the academy, decision-makers will convene for a conference, and a two-day workshop will be held for young entrepreneurs committed to preserving their cultural heritage.

The project involves Estonia, Namibia, UNESCO’s national commissions, and Estonia’s culture and creative economy developers, Creative Estonia and Viljandi Culture Academy.

“Creative Estonia’s motto is to bring Estonian creativity to the world, and this project offers a fantastic opportunity to explore Namibia’s rich cultural heritage. The high-level conference will feature Estonian experts as well as leaders from Namibian arts and culture organizations and successful local creative entrepreneurs, whose experiences will undoubtedly benefit us,” the CEO of Creative Estonia, Eva Leemet says.

The project aims to raise awareness of creative entrepreneurship based on cultural heritage while utilizing digital technologies and involving young people. Using intangible cultural heritage as an input for entrepreneurship preserves its uniqueness and enhances competitiveness. The young participants will gain knowledge about product development, entrepreneurship, circular economy, and digital technologies, improving their entrepreneurial competence for both daily life and establishing their own businesses.

The Creative Economy Academy is organized by Creative Estonia in cooperation with UNESCO Namibia’s National Commission and is funded by the Estonian International Development Cooperation Center, EstDev.

You can explore the Creative Economy Academy program here.