Understanding Asian and Indonesia Economic with Asian Development Bank

ISAFIS members with economic speaker from ADB take a photo group together

Hello, ISAFISIANS!

On Friday, November 22, we got such a golden opportunity to visit representative office of Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Jakarta.
Our second SISBAC (Strategic International Studies Basic Course) were full of sharing knowledges and experiences from many experts from ADB, there are: Mr. Winfried F. Wicklein as Country Director, Mr. Said Zaidansyah as Deputy Country Director, Ms. Emma R. Allen as Country Economist, and Mr. Priasto Aji as Senior Economics Officer in ADB.

Opening Remarks from Mr. Winfried as Country Director of ADB

We discussed a lot about the role of ADB operations in Indonesia also the economic outlook and supporting technology transformation in Indonesia.
They had deliver us great presentation with full of chart and data about how exactly economic circumstances in the region of Asia, particularly in Indonesia.

They explain every detail of action plans of ADB country partnership strategies for Indonesia during today up till 2024. There are developing human capital which is come along with our president prioritize, Jokowi, on this period, then accelerating investments which is very important to make sure that country has a financial source from external relations, and addressing climate risk that can affect many side such as business system, education, health assurance, and many more of economic system, particularly in Indonesia.

One of participant who curious about economic circumstances in Indonesia

When it came to Question and Answer session, a lot of participant raised their hands and start to ask many things. There was one who asked about how education quality in Indonesia related to government financial state, also another one who asked about how economic circumstances in Indonesia would be better in future with ADB roles.

Presentation about ADB role from Mr. Said as Country Deputy Director of ADB

We had so much fun along with learn many things! Many ISAFIS members who came from various major such as Chinese Studies, French Studies, Law Studies, International Relations, and so on claimed that they got such a valuable new insight that they never had before. Now they understand how Asian economics works and how Indonesia play their game to always enhancing its quality and become one of the most develop country in the future. Hopefully ISAFIS members can contribute well for a better Indonesia.

Don’t worry! We have a lot of events ahead that would be more great if you join us! So, make sure you do not miss your opportunity at the next SISBAC! Keep updated with us to join the next events byfollow our instagram account @isafis_official !

Funtastic Experience at International Week Japan

Private Documentation from Nahdia

Every year ISAFIS make collaboration with International Week to provide international exchanges of social culture, business, and academic during one week at many countries abroad for Indonesian students, espesically ISAFIS members who dare to join this event. On the middle of period, the second International Week that had been joined by ISAFIS members were International Week at Japan.

International Week Japan (IW Japan) held from 2nd until 8th September 2019. ISAFIS sent its representative to join this International Week at West Japan. Our representative is Nahdia Laela Fajriyah from Foreign Affairs and Institutional Relations (FAIR) division. Here are some reports from Nahdia about how well her week spent at West Japan.

Private Documentation from Nahdia

“IW West Japan was a FUNtastic experience for me. I met a lot of people with diverse mindset. We talked a lot about the differences that we have. All the committee were very kind they provide me incredible foods, wonderful places, and unforgettable friendship.

Private Documentation from Nahdia

We did a lot of activities starting with wearing yukata to all over the places in Kyoto. We climb the fushimi inari mountain and we tried to make our own traditional food. It’s so wonderful to see all this diversity. I wish I can turn back the time and did it once again!
Thank you IWWJ!”

Want to explore Japan like Nahdia? We still have many International Week ahead which can be joined by every Indonesian students who want to join. Keep updated with us and follow our instagram account @isafis_official !

Treasure Hunt at International Week Barcelona

Private Documentation from Layla

Every year ISAFIS make collaboration with International Week to provide international exchanges of social culture, business, and academic during one week at many countries abroad for Indonesian students, espesically ISAFIS members who dare to join this event. On the end of period, the third International Week that had been joined by ISAFIS members were International Week at Barcelona.

International Week Barcelona (IW Barcelona) held from 6th until 13th September 2019. ISAFIS sent its representative to join this International Week at Barcelona . Our representative is Layla Dutha Faradiba from Media Communication and Design division. Here are some reports from Layla about how well her week spent at Barcelona.

Private Documentation from Layla

“Regarding this IW, honestly speaking, I had some bad experiences in Barcelona. However, despite of those, IW Barcelona was great!

Besides the city Barcelona itself is already such a beauty, this IW exceptionally enhanced that renowned character of the city.
We did many visits to historical places such as Parc Güell, Bunkers, and as well as Sagrada Familia.

Private Documentation from Layla

But for me personally, IW Barcelona’s highlight was the Treasure Hunt, where we did fun challenges as well as having city exploration.

Private Documentation from Layla

Another thing was the Brunch in the Park, which was the first festival that I’ve ever gotten into and it was already great.

Private Documentation from Layla

However the one that really touches my heart was the host family I had during the week. It was really hard to believe that they were so accepting and welcoming to me from the beginning we first met. They were unbelievably very kind and lovely. I even felt that they already treated me like their own family. I am so blessed that I was paired with them. Overall, I didn’t regret that I participated in this IW at all. IW Barcelona was one of the wonderful experiences I’ve ever had.”

Hey there! We still have many International Week upcoming which can be joined by every Indonesian students who want to join. Keep updated with us and follow our instagram account @isafis_official

Cultural Exploration at International Week Istanbul

Private Documentation From Layla

Every year ISAFIS make collaboration with International Week to provide international exchanges of social culture, business, and academic during one week at many countries abroad for Indonesian students, espesically ISAFIS members who dare to join this event. On the beginning of period, the first International Week that had been joined by ISAFIS members were International Week at Istanbul.

International Week Istanbul (IW Istanbul) held from 4th until 12nd July 2019. ISAFIS sent its representative to join this International Week at Istanbul, Turkey. Our representative is Layla Dutha Faradiba from Media Communication and Design division. Here are some reports from Layla about how well her week spent at Istanbul.

Private Documentation From Layla

“It was the first IW that I’ve ever participated and it was already really amazing! The activities there were so fun and very well organized. There were country presentations, company visits, games and challenges, yet many more!

However, the most memorable thing for me was the International dinner where everyone cooked their own national dish. I cooked Nasi Goreng for them that night. Thank goodness they liked it even when I thought it was too spicy for them LOL.

Another highlight, for me, was the cultural exploration. I really like that IW Istanbul this year emphasizes on exploring different aspects of culture. Istanbul is a city full of cultural and historical features. There are many places to visit, even you can already feel it by only walking around the street.

Private Documentation From Layla

So, we did a lot of visits to places, such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar while having some shopping as well there. Not only places, we also tried Turkish traditional bath which is called Hamam.

Another thing was the foods that they provided us, especially the Turkish dinner where we had a very fancy typical Turkish authentic Kebab with Turkish traditional atributes.

Last thing about this IW is that I feel like we had a really good group of people in IW Istanbul this year. All the organisers are so kind. I really felt their hospitality, especially from my host.

Private Documentation From Layla

Yet, all the participants are so friendly. I really felt connected to everyone of them. But it seems like both organisers and participants were having a good connection with one another. There were no seperate groups in the circle, we bonded really well. We even felt like we are already a family. All and all, IW Istanbul was really amazing. I had an unbelievably great time there. It was one of the best week of my life.”

Yet, we still have many International Week upcoming which can be joined by every Indonesian students who want to join. Keep updated with us and follow our instagram account @isafis_official !

Indonesia International Week (IIW) 2019

IIW 2019 will be held in two major cities in Indonesia, namely Jakarta and Jogjakarta. It held started from 13th until 21st of August 2019. The theme of this year titled “Tasteful Nusantara”. Here are the detailed description of activities per city:

Indonesia International Week 2019 Delegations

1. Jakarta

a. Opening and Welcome Ceremony

Opening and welcoming is the first series of events as well as opening of all activities of the Indonesia International Week 2019. Opening and welcoming will be packed with keynotes by stakeholders, introduction and video playback about Indonesia, introduction of participants, performances Indonesian culture, and ends with a dinner together.

Opening Ceremony

b. Campus Visit
Campus visit is an introductory program on how the culture and education system in Indonesia. This program was held bearing in mind that this program was attended by foreign students from various countries. The visiting activity will be packed with a tour around the campus and an informal explanation about education in Indonesia

Campus Visit to University of Indonesia

c. Community Service and Empowerment
The main event in Jakarta to be highlighted is community development. Community development aims to develop human resource empowerment. The purpose of this activity is the establishment of mutualism symbiosis in the form of appreciation of local wisdom between participants and local residents.

Visit Kota Tua Jakarta

d. Cultural Night
The night of cultural exchange is a program that has the essence of the introduction and cultural exchange of each country. The participants and the committee brought their country’s traditional objects, whether in the form of food, drinks, traditional clothes, flags, or toys. It is hoped that by holding this program the understanding between one culture and another will be achieved in order to achieve mutual understanding.

Visit National Monument (Monas)

e. Exploration of Local Wisdom (Local Discovery)
Exploration of Local Wisdom is a special agenda to introduce Indonesian culture. Because Indonesia is a single bhinneka consisting of diverse cultures, this year the local discovery will be located in the Monas area, starting from the Istiqlal Mosque and the Cathedral, because they are considered representative in introducing the diversity of Indonesian culture. With the holding of this agenda it is hoped that the participants will know and understand how differences in the archipelago actually strengthen to form a single identity, namely Indonesia.

Local Discover

f. Company Visit
Visiting activities to Indonesian companies are considered important to carry out in order to introduce work culture and show how the current Indonesian economic movement. Moreover, the company visit is also useful for attracting foreign investors to invest in Indonesia given that many participants have an economic education background.

 

Company Visit

g. Flag ceremony
IIW 2019 hopes that the deepest picture of Indonesian culture can be conveyed to the minds of each participant, including the spirit of nationalism of the Indonesian people. This year, to coincide with the Republic of Indonesia’s Birthday, the agenda will be held at one of the Universities in Jakarta, namely UPN Veteran Jakarta. In addition to the flag-raising event, participants of IIW 2019 can be directly involved with the typical race of an energetic independence day in Jatipadang Village. Participants are also expected to provide other perspectives for young people in the village.

Independence Day

2. Yogyakarta

a. Exploration of Local Wisdom (Local Discovery)
This program provides a big picture of Indonesian culture, especially the people of Java, by visiting various tourism sites. Starting from the dynamic Malioboro, the historic Yogyakarta Palace, Tamansari Water Park which has its own charm, Borobudur with its calm, and the magic of the Ramayana Ballet dance. Through this program, participants are expected to be able to see the cultural life of the people of Yogyakarta.

Learn about Batik

b. Camping
One of the activities in Jogja is camping on beaches that have large expanses of white sand, and are still naturally located in Gunung Kidul Regency. This event is expected to increase familiarity between participants and the committee.

Ngrumput Beach

c. Culinary tour
Jogja is famous for its culinary delights. As part of the theme, IIW this year invited participants and committees to experience Central Java cuisine such as on Jl. Malioboro and restaurants in Yogyakarta.

Visit Tamansari

d. Farewell Party

After a meaningful and enjoyable trip, IIW 2019 will close with a warm and friendly dinner which will be attended by all participants and the IIW 2019 committee.

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