The Creative Industries Fund NL and What Design Can Do are calling on creative makers and designers in the Netherlands to submit a proposal with which to participate in the Creative Climate Coalition: a passionate group that is convening for a three-day summit during the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP 27) held from 10 – 12 November in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt.
With this open call the Creative Industries Fund NL and What Design Can Do wish to promote the international exchange of knowledge, experience and networks between the creative industry in the Netherlands and in Africa. Through this open call, the eight selected designers will therefore come together with ten impactful makers and designers from the African continent, who have been invited by What Design Can Do.
At the summit they will each present their own project to each other in an interactive manner. They will also have the opportunity to present their work to visitors to the COP 27, including international delegates from national governments, charity organisations, investors, knowledge institutes and others, and to establish new and important contacts for the further development and potential implementation of their projects.
The goal is to generate more attention for the power of design in the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through exchanging innovative ideas and solutions for various climate issues.