The document is the roadmap to promote creative cities and municipalities
July 20, 2020, Santo Domingo.- In order to catalyze the creative industry of local municipalities, the National Competitiveness Council made the official delivery of the Methodological Guide for the Formulation and Implementation of Creative City and Territories Plans for the Municipalities of the Network of Creative Cities and Territories of the Dominican Republic to the Dominican Municipal League (LMD), with the support of the General Directorate of Special Programs of the Presidency (DIGEPEP).
During the event, Zoraima Cuello, Executive Director of Competitiveness, declared that innovative infrastructure is the lever of progress in all countries, so promoting the pillar of the creative economy will stimulate the creation of new jobs, new sources of work and innovation processes that will consolidate the economy of the future.
Meanwhile, Karen Ricardo, general director of Special Programs of the Presidency, stressed that “this methodological guide will facilitate the rise of the orange economy to place us on the world's route, thanks to the virtues that differentiate each municipality that has a differentiated offer in gastronomy, cultural heritage and crafts”.
Fundamentals of the methodological guide
The proposal is based on four strategic axes, among which is territorial revitalization, which is related to the management of improving public space, quality socio-cultural infrastructures in vulnerable environments to improve the quality of life, social cohesion and decentralization of cultural goods and services.
The second axis is community innovation, linked to the implementation of new inclusive and comprehensive social interaction mechanisms, through citizen participation.
The third axis has to do with training and educational continuity, through the implementation of permanent education programs to motivate creative production, good coexistence, in addition to valuing the habitat and recognizing the immediate environment.
The creative economy is the fourth axis of the proposal presented to become part of the network of creative cities and is based on the creation of capacities for the sustainability of human and cultural resources, as well as encouraging a sustainable economy.
This preparation counted with the technical review of the DIGEPEP's Quisqueya Digna Plan staff and its Creative Territories unit, who coordinated the management of this contribution for the Dominican Municipal League for the benefit of the local government and municipal districts of the country.
The event was held at the headquarters of the National Competitiveness Council, where its executive director Zoraima Cuello delivered the document to Stalin Ramírez, director of Municipal League Programs and Projects, on behalf of the organization's secretary general, Johnny Jones. The director of the Quisqueya Digna Plan, Ayacx Mercedes, deputy director of Quisqueya Digna, Nicolás Guevara and the head of the Creative Territories Unit Ching Ling Ho Shum were also part of the event.
On behalf of the Municipal League, Stalin Ramírez, Director of Programs and Projects of the Municipal League, thanked both institutions for making this contribution that will strengthen the culture and the municipalities of the country.