Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep ~ Scott Adams ~
Insanity is doing the same thing, the same way, over again, and expects different results. World Creativity and Innovation day provides us an excuse to try to solve old problems in new ways with the potential of finding better and more effective ways to accomplish our goals.
Creativity and innovation are beneficial in every walk of life, and every career. From those in customer service finding ways to improve their customer’s experience, scientists who’s every work day is filled with learning new things about the world and finding new ways to apply it, to politicians who could use their creativity to find new ways to solve problems and aid the public. World Creativity and Innovation Day encourages everyone to imagine a different world with differentsolutions.
In 1452 a man was born who would set the standard for what it meant to be a renaissance man, excelling in both the arts and sciences. Invention, Mathematics, Music, Geology, Astronomy, Cartography, just to name a few, anything he turned his mind or hand to he made great advances. He was seen as the utterly perfect example of a universal genius, and his logical approach to the world was truly advanced and unusual for his time. World Creativity and Innovation Day was established.
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 marked the first year the UN will observe WCID. This day is observed six days after Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday and one day before International Mother Earth Day, World Creativity and Innovation Day is well positioned to encourage creative multidisciplinary thinking to help us achieve the sustainable future we want.
Cultural and creative industries should be part of economic growth strategies, according to the UNESCO report on culture and sustainable development. These industries are among the most dynamic sectors in the world economy, generating $2.25 billion in revenue and 29.5 million jobs worldwide. In that spirit, countries are harnessing the potential of high-growth areas of the market for economic returns and poverty alleviation.
World Assembly of Youth (WAY) understands the importance of this day and urges young people to be creative and innovative. They should be able to embrace the idea that innovation is essential for harnessing the economic potential of nations. Innovation, creativity and mass entrepreneurship can provide new momentum for economic growth and job creation. It can expand opportunities for everyone, including women and youth. It can provide solutions to some of the most pressing problems such as poverty eradication and the elimination of hunger.
Creativity and innovation are beneficial in every walk of life, and every career!