We at Huluku Initiative for Creative Professionals and Entrepreneurs celebrated the World Creativity and Innovation Day. On April 27, 2017, the United Nations resolved to include World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 as a Day of Observance to encourage people to use creativity in problem-solving for all issues related to achieving the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. 2018 marks the first year the UN will observe WCID. The purpose for World Creativity and Innovation Day was, and still is, to remind and encourage people to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too.
Africans need to appreciate and celebrate the ingenuity in them. With the unemployment rate above 12% in the sub-Sahara Africa, no other way to solve the issue than to motivate and inspire creators to start innovating and developing. The creativity economy across the globe is over $2.2 trillion, the carving of our own share begins with the process of ideation, collaboration, creation and sharing.
We had two prominent speakers in the world of Creativity; Mr. Reward Verere Enakerakpor, AKA the storyteller; he spoke on his journey of creativity and how everything became connected for his present success. He asked the attendees to have faith in self and not to give up. Mr. Sola Olododo added that one of the God-given assignments is to Go Create! We are makers, creators having innumerable potential and ideas to transform lives and engage resources for the benefits of all. Mr. David Osagie spoke on new Ideas and Innovation…he said,”new innnovations and advancement is ineveitable,it is important for us to birth new ideas. He further added, “when you get an idea, you need to go through with it, because all of us are connected to the same source. If you do not implement the idea, somone else will catch it”.
No one can do everything, everyone can something. World Creativity and Innovation Day April 21 (WCID) was born on May 25, 2001, in Toronto, Canada.