UNESCO Ecuadorian National Commission
The UNESCO Ecuadorian National Commission has an important task in regard to the 2005 Convention, which is to carry out and lead annually the national selection process of projects aiming to receive funding requests for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity.
The Commission supports projects developed in Ecuador and is required to select projects seeking funding from the International Fund for Cultural Diversity.
In 2016, 12 projects were submitted, 6 of them met all the requirements and passed the pre- selection phase. Finally, three projects were selected: 1) Support to creativity and participation of young people and entrepreneurs in the field of design and applied arts of Ecuador (Submitted by Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador); 2) Strengthening Cultural Youth to promote entrepreneurship, ancestral knowledge in Ecuador. (Submitted by Chulpiche Foundation) and; 3) Diversity learning, community gaming, transformation of society (Submitted by MedialabUIO).
For this purpose, an open workshop was organized with cultural managers and entrepreneurs to learn more about how to formulate projects to have sources of financing. This workshop was carried out thanks to the support of the Unesco Office in Quito. It should be stressed that this is the first year in which projects for this fund are being submitted.