Hanoi to translate UNESCO Creative Cities Network initiatives into reality hinh anh 1The fountain at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square in downtown Hanoi. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi plans to take various actions from now until 2025 to implement the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) initiatives to raise public awareness of the capital’s commitments to the network.

Municipal authorities will introduce three initiatives locally and three others internationally.

The local initiatives will include building the Hanoi creative design centre, developing and supporting creative spaces in Hanoi, and producing a TV show for creative talents. The creative design centre, to be located at the Hanoi Museum, aims to nurture talented creative designers, support potential creative projects, and promote international cooperation in the field.

The municipal Department of Culture and Sports will be tasked to organise a number of training and capacity building courses for young designers, and assist community projects and encourage the participation of women, children and vulnerable groups in creative design projects.

The city will also host the Hanoi creative design festival and a UCCN forum in Southeast Asia, and develop a network for young creative designers as part of the international initiatives.

The Hanoi creative design festival will become an annual event for honouring innovations in creative designs domestically and internationally.

Aiming to becoming a capital of creativity, Hanoi will try to engage local young people in various creative projects, particularly for preservation and restoration of cultural heritages and traditional craft villages and for supporting local creative spaces. /.