2884Published on November 12, 2021
The MoTIV Creations Limited (Uganda) has won the maiden 2021 UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the "Creative Economy".
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced the name of the winner and handed over the prize and certificates to the recipient while addressing the award distributing ceremony at the UNESCO headquarters here.
PM's younger sister Sheikh Rehana was also present at the ceremony.
Appreciating the winner, she said, "I congratulate MoTIV Creations Limited (Uganda) on receiving the maiden 2021 UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy ".
The purpose of the UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Prize is to recognise and reward 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 area of creative economy.
MoTIV was selected among 69 nominations submitted for the creative economy prize and will receive $50,000 USD in recognition of its innovative work to promote youth entrepreneurship in the creative economy.
Located in Kampala, Uganda, MoTIV is an integrated creative studio that fosters collaboration in an impactful and sustainable way through providing tools and training.
It works across different domains such as product and fashion design, helping entrepreneurs to refine and scale up their businesses. MoTIV has a design academy that provides learning opportunities for young innovators, designers, and business owners.
The students are also paired with MoTIV mentors with professional experience who can provide guidance and best techniques and practices for their respective fields.
The design community also has a very strong commitment to gender equality. The target engagement of women in each of MoTIV's projects is 70 percent.