Licenses for Home-based Cultural Content Creation

United Arab Emirates
Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development has implemented measures targeting vulnerable groups to encourage the creation of digital content and support fair renumeration. Licenses are issued:
* To low-income youth to encourage them to produce media content that can be published in the digital environment and serve as a source of income.
* For the establishment of electronic bookstores based out of home that enable selling books through e-platforms.
* To enable youth to work with major companies through virtual spaces. With the license, youth can engage in web design, smart application development and management of advertising content.
* To enables merchants to sell cultural products both locally and internationally through websites and smart applications.

The Department has waived fees associated with obtaining home-based commercial licenses for senior citizens, people of determination (persons with disabilities) and households with incarcerated family members.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

* In 2019, 38 home media licenses were issued to low-income youth.
* In 2019, 3 licenses were issued for the establishment of electronic bookstores based in homes.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Media Arts