Bali, Nusa Dua – Global Center of Excellence and International Cooperation for Creative Economy (G-CINC) was the last topic discussed in the 2019 Friends of Creative Economy (FCE) Meeting.

The discussion, which was led by Deputy Chairperson for Inter-institutional and Regional Relations of the Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) Endah Wahyu Sulistianti, also featured Dina Dellyana from Bandung Institute of Technology, who introduced G-CINC to the participants.

G-CINC is a program initiated by Bekraf in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It serves as a global focal point of international research, development, and acceleration of cooperation which promotes the advancement of creative economy globally.

The statement was made by Dina Dellyana on the second day of the 2019 FCE Meeting held on Tuesday (3/9), at the Courtyard by Marriott, Nusa Dua, Bali.

“To realize those objectives, we carry out four missions. They are, among others, increasing capacity and capability of creative industry players, improving downstream and upstream access for global creative industry players, improving access to information, lesson learned and best practices, as well as promoting cooperation and collaboration among governments and among stakeholders,” Dina stated.

In the meantime, Endah as the Co-chair asserted that the G-CINC was initiated from the implementation of Bali Agenda number 7, 8, and 10.

“G-CINC is Indonesia’s concrete action to support FCE forum. The G-CINC is approved by the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) so they can manifest and complete the programs,” Endah added.

For the record, the FCE is a multi-stakeholder forum that involves academicians, businessmen, the government, communities, and media (pentahelix) from various countries. This annual event raises various issues and the development of creative economy aimed at promoting international collaboration in creative economy in a more inclusive manner.

The event, which was attended by 200 delegates from 37 countries and international organizations, adopts the theme “Reviewing the Implementation of Bali Agenda.”  Bali Agenda for Creative Economy is the follow-up of the World Conference on Creative Economy 2018 on 6-8 November 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali. The Bali Agenda contains 21 road maps for countries to advance their creative economy and to mainstream the issue of creative economy at the global level. (JAN)