Building a dossier on Ha Noi – a creative city (in the field of design) in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)

Viet Nam
Ha Noi People’s Committee
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This is a solution at local level aimed at meeting the short-term target of assisting Viet Nam gradually to form a network of creative cities as a domestic and international connection in order to establish a foundation to increase the attraction of the soft strength of Vietnamese culture in a long-term vision.
The dossier on Ha Noi - a creative city (in the field of design) in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) established a mechanism to transfer the potential resources of culture into the soft strength of the city through the survey, analysis and discovery of criteria and action programs meeting requirements of UCCN in the following aspects:
1. Implement three initiatives to strengthen the role of culture and creativity in the sustainable development of Ha Noi.
+ Develop Ha Noi creative design center aiming at incubating talents in the fields related to creative design, consolidating the network of creative cities in Ha Noi, supporting potential creative projects and fostering international cooperation.
+ Develop and consolidate creative spaces in Ha Noi to provide a foundation for design, crafts and culture in the city. Creative motifs in these spaces will establish a tight connection with about more than 70 small creative spaces which are operating in the city to create a common creative ecosystem.
+ Implement the Project on Ha Noi series of TV programs on creative talents such as talk shows, gameshows, live shows organized by Ha Noi Radio and Television Broadcasting and online newspapers in Ha Noi in collaboration with the youth channel of Viet Nam Television (VTV6), aiming to create a playground for the youth and the community in general in all the fields related to creative design. These programs will attract sponsorship from big businesses and the participation of researchers and professionals of creative design as mentors, especially representatives of relevant domestic and international businesses.
2. Implement three initiatives at international level toward targets of increasing the soft strength of Ha Noi culture in the UCCN.
+ Annually organize Ha Noi Creative Design Festival including a series of events for professionals in the field of creative design and the public, highlighting the innovation in creative design in Ha Noi and in the world. Designers from member cities of UCCN will present their works in the field of creative design. The Festival will facilitate participants to discuss cooperation opportunities; discover creative designs for smart cities and apply technology to design and industry patterns.
+ Organize the Forum of Southeast Asia Creative Cities Network to exchange knowledge, support and cooperate among Southeast Asia cities with the participation of city governments, international study and training organizations, creative design businesses and organizations in the Southeast Asia UCCN community, as well as other developing cities out of UCCN.
3. Implement the project "Young Creative Designers Network" launched by Ha Noi Creative Design Center to provide support and opportunities for people who have a desire to create cities of the future.
These initiatives include providing internship opportunities and work experience for students graduating from design major; connection events for new designers to build relations with famous design professionals in the sector as well as financial support for young and talented designers.

Partenaires engagés dans la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure : 
Nom du partenaireType d'entité
Viet Nam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies
Secteur public
Ministry of Science and Technology
Secteur public
Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences
Secteur public
Ha Noi’s culture and arts associations
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
RMIT University
Secteur privé
Creative Businessman Club
Secteur privé
Some civil society organizations in Ha Noi
Organisation de la société civile (OSC)
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