ISIC Indonesia and INCU YD will also work together to promote ISIC's stated goal of offering opportunities for students and youth through education and travel, both locally and internationally. "ISIC Indonesia and INCUYD are perfect partners with a common goal of enriching the lives of students through education and travel along with social and cultural pursuits. I am excited to have INCUYD joining with ISIC Indonesia to promote each others organizations and the ideals we each represent. I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with INCUYD." Bill Johnson, G.M. ISIC Indonesia.
(Contributor: ISIC Indonesia)
Theme: “Youth and Democracy”
To mark the International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2011, RRI by their programme Voice of Indonesia in cooperation with United Nations Information Center (UNIC) and the Sultan Hotel organized a live radio talk show called “Diplomatic Forum” and broadcasted worldwide in English by RRI World Service and PRO 4 RRI Jakarta 92.8 FM. This programme encourages Governments to strengthen national programmes devoted to the promotion and consolidation of democracy. This year’s global theme is “Youth and Democracy”.
The show started on 15.00 at Kudus Bar and Wine the Sultan Hotel. After the brief opening by the representative of RRI, the show started and host by the team of RRI and VOI. The hosts asking questions to 6 guest speakers: H.E. Mr. Andi Mallarangeng - Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Andi Taletting Salahuddin - Assistant Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs, DirectorateGeneral of Human Rights, Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Biren Nanda - Ambassador of India to Indonesia, Dr. Ignas Kleden - Chairman of the Indonesian Community for Democracy (KID), Mr. Leo Mokodompit - Youth Desk Coordinator, Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO.
After the formal question session, the participants are allowed to ask questions to the guest speakers.
Saturday (5/21/2011), Rotaract Club Semanggi in cooperation with UNESCO Youth Desk presenting a Social Movement Festival at @america, Pacific Place Mall. Based from premises that a lot of social concerns based on social media which are sucessfully able to move the urban people to care more about the surrounding environment, this idea of festival then comes to live to inspire people especially the younger generation, about the power of social media. Supported by the spirit of National Awakening Day, this event aims to educate the young generation of Indonesia the importance of social media, not just as a network of friends, but also contribute to social change and progress of the nation.
The event was attended by 33 Social Movement Community Partners, 300 participants and Keynote speakers, such as Prof. Dr. Arief Rachman, M Ed (Chief Executive of the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO), Michael John (Google Earth Founder), Roby Muhamad (Online Social Media Expert), Monika Pratiwi (Project Officer of Jump All Over The World, International Division Rotaract Jakarta), Ridwan Kamil (Chairman of Indonesia Berkebun), Adamas Belva (Indonesia Berbagi) and also Pandji Pragiwaksono (Social Activist and the Host Provoactive), wiith Steny Agustaf as the Host.
The objectives of this event are to share experiences related to social media by facilitating the participant to share their inspirations and experiences about social media function which is not only just an entertainment tool. The next objective is connecting one social community with the others, hoping they can work together as one synergy and then creating a larger movement in benefit to many people.
Things can spread incredibly fast around the world by utilizing social media. And it also provide people with easier and faster akses to it. People who don’t understand the power of social media merely use it just for entertainment and pleasure when actually they can use it for a better and more useful thing not only for themselves but for others too. For example Adamas Belva from Indonesia Berbagi shared his experience of utilizing social media to form a media for charity for people in need in a very simple way yet really effective.
with so much better way to utilize social media, Social movements festival team hopes this event can inspire users of social media to create more useful activities again for themselves and for others around them. This initiative is also expected to inspire and become a starting point of public awareness about social media so it can be use to create social changes, towards a better Indonesia. Therefore Social Movement Festival Team made the pledge or a petition for anyone who care and want to contribute to social change through social media, so that this activity will have a sustainable impact.