Why we’re celebrating World Intellectual Property Day – Musawa


By Stanley Iwuoha

The Minister of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy Barr Hannatu Musa Musawa has joined the global community in celebrating this year’s World Intellectual Property Day.

The Minister said she appreciates World Intellectual Property Day as an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions of innovation and creativity to the society and economy.

“This year’s theme, “IP and the SDGs: Building Our Common Future with Innovation and Creativity,” resonates deeply with our commitment to fostering a vibrant and sustainable creative ecosystem. It underscores the pivotal role of intellectual property in advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Intellectual property rights serve as a catalyst for innovation, enabling the development of solutions to global challenges such as poverty, inequality, and climate change.

“This is a day to celebrate individuals and organisations who enrich our lives through their artistic, cultural, and technological creations.
The Ministry of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy is dedicated to empowering creators and innovators to thrive in an environment that respects and protects their intellectual property. By fostering a culture that values and safeguards intellectual property, we aim to nurture a conducive ecosystem for sustained creative and innovative endeavours,” she said.

Musawa affirmed the Ministry’s commitment to collaborating with stakeholders across sectors to build a common future, driven by innovation and creativity.

“Through harnessing the power of intellectual property, we can collectively work towards a more prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable world for current and future generations.

“In commemoration of the World Intellectual Property Day, the Ministry of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy will engage in meaningful dialogue and activities to raise awareness on the significance of intellectual property and its pivotal role in shaping our common future. Let us unite in celebrating the power of innovation and creativity on World Intellectual Property Day”.

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