[GSEF2016]: Social creative economy by young communities at the bottom of the pyramid to propose innovative solutions for urban issues

SSE Organisation
Youth / Education
Public Policy / Legal Framework

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal 

Organisation: Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF) (Citizen Initiative), Creative Economy Committee, Bandung Municipal Government (Government and public agency)

Date: September 7, 2016

Presenter: Fiki Satari (President of BCCF), Dwinita Larasati (General Secretary of BCCF)

Contacts: bccf.bdg@gmail.com


The Bottom of The Pyramid, a term used to represent the majority of a society, in the case of Bandung is young people below the age of 40, which is represented by 68% of its 2.5 million citizens. Bandung, also well known for its creative traits, reinforced this reputation by becoming a member of UNESCO Creative Cities Network since December 2015. On one hand, the economic growth of Bandung is up to 8.8%, the highest in Indonesia on the other hand, 20% of its citizens still live in poverty, causing a number of severe social problems. Considering these issues, Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF) established the Social Creative Economy initiatives that aim to solve social problems within the urban context by involving Bandung’s abundant youth and their creative talents as the spearheads of the initiative programs.