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2022 Reflections & 2023 Intentions

Updated: Dec 22, 2022

Dear CIPRI Network, allies, collaborators and friends,

As this year is coming to an end, we at the Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative® (CIPRI) and WhyWeCraft Association would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of you who have contributed to our projects and actions this year.

To capture the complexity of the past 12 months in just a few words, we would say that 2022 has unfolded for us under three overarching themes:


Transformative change is fundamental to our mission and vision and this year we worked on reflecting this systemic-change approach at the level of our CIPRI internal governance structures, as well as the organisation of the CIPRI Network.

Analysing all the work done in the past 4 years under the umbrella of the Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative®, we identified the CIPRI Network as being an aggregator of Systems-Change Enablers, Ambassadors, Ecosystem Connectors, and have worked together with these stakeholder groups on facilitating action coordination and collective engagement.

We focused this year on designing our internal governance structures around proactive leadership and accountability. We tested, we learned what worked well and we improved what didn't. This is an ongoing process.

We also learned to focus on the good. We worked on consciously acknowledging our strengths and celebrating the value and the inspiration of our work. Our value proposition "Paving the way for systemic change through cultural sustainability by co-designing and