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WIPO Nigeria Collaborates with Art for Humanity Foundation and SONY Nigeria to Empower Female Visual Creatives

June 14, 2023

WIPO Nigeria, in conjunction with the Art for Humanity Foundation and SONY Nigeria, is providing training and support to a select group of female photographers and filmmakers through its “Her Intellectual Property Story” project. The focus of this initiative is to enable selected visual creatives document intellectual property (IP) stories from the field while receiving mentorship and guidance in IP-related matters.

The project entails an 8-week mentoring and training program for 15 female photographers and videographers based in Nigeria. The will leverage the visual storytelling skills of female creatives to document, curate, and celebrate the contributions of female-led enterprises, creatives, and innovators in Nigeria.

The project will be executed in three main phases:

  1. An initial 3-day training workshop on Intellectual Property, WIPO's storytelling approach, the art of capturing IP stories from the field, ethical visual storytelling practices, and a "Tech Talk" session conducted by experts from SONY Nigeria.
  2. The documentation and fieldwork phase will involve mobilizing the chosen participants to engage with their respective communities to identify, and capture IP-based stories.
  3. The project will culminate in a final screening and exhibition of the images and documentaries resulting from the fieldwork.

By empowering and supporting these 15 selected female creatives, WIPO Nigeria aims to expand the pool of female documentary professionals capturing the several untold stories of IP’s impact on the ground.

The partnership between WIPO Nigeria, the Art for Humanity Foundation, and SONY Nigeria underscores a shared commitment to promoting gender equality, empowering women in the creative industry, and fostering an environment that recognizes, celebrates the valuable contributions of female creatives, innovators, and female-led enterprises.