Internal Programs

We have several internal programs of ISAFIS that provided for ISAFIS members. There are MOCA, Writing Workshop, Biweekly Discussion, ISAFIS Anniversary, Monthly Writing Challenge, Refreshment Day, ISAFIS Speak, and ISAFIS Update.

1. MOCA (Masa Orientasi Calon Anggota)

ISAFIS member obligated to attend MOCA as the first event thath we met and bond together. MOCA held by Internal Affairs and Organizationals Development (IAOD) division to strengthen between ISAFIS members relationship. MOCA also as a first introduction about each division’s job description, programs, also big events which they are Jakarta MUN and Indonesia International Week. In MOCA, we played games together, had a biweekly discussion simulation, and got to know each other more.

MOCA 2019: Introduction to Biweekly Discussion Session

2. Biweekly Discussion

Biweekly Discussion is a program under Research and Development (RnD) division. We gather together at Headquarter of ISAFIS in Menteng, Center of Jakarta. In Biweekly Discussion, we have many different important yet interesting issues every meeting. There were some themes that we discuss together, in the first biweekly discussion we talk about Introduction to Interconnectivity in ASEAN. In the second biweekly discussion we bring the topic of Global Governance on Environmental: Mitigation and Adaption to Climate Change. Recently we discuss about The United Kingdom’s Population Led Brexit (2016-2019) and Indonesia’s Islamic Populism in Presidential Election (2014-2019): A Comparative Study. The speaker will explain the presentation about the topic, after that we will have a debate session and reach the conclusion together.

Biweekly Discussion on Sharing Session

3. ISAFIS Anniversary

We always celebrate ISAFIS birthday every year with alumni and ISAFIS member together. ISAFIS anniversary fall on 14th of February every year. We celebrate by sharing memories and thoughts also playing games for fun. Ended by having dinner together, blow the candle, cut the cake, and take a photo moment together.

ISAFIS Anniversary Celebration with Alumni

4. Monthly Writing Challenge (MWC)

Monthly Writing Challenge is a program under Research and Development (RnD) division. Every month, we dare our ISAFIS member, everyone are welcomed, to write some essay about spesific topic. The essay will be reviewed by the expert to be posted in ISAFIS website and Instagram. You can check our member’s writing on Article on Monthly Writing Challenge category menu in this website. Check it out, guys!

Monthly Writing Challenge

5. Refreshment Day

Don’t worry be happy! Every mid-period we held a refreshment event to strengthen ISAFIS members relationship and to refresh our job activities. We play together and sharing together in Refreshment Day!

Having breakfast together on Refreshment Day

6. ISAFIS Speak

Every we finished our biweekly discussion, we will have one of ISAFIS member to give their thought about the discussion that just been held in the program named “ISAFIS Speak”. ISAFIS Speak is program under Research and Development (RnD) division collaborating with Media Communication and Design (McD) division. We like to share our member’s thought to everyone so that we can have insight about our discussion. Check our ISAFIS Speak post on our instagram @isafis_official

ISAFIS Speak

7. ISAFIS Update

ISAFIS Update is a monthly post about 3 top news by ISAFIS version. This program is under Media Communication and Design (McD) division. We do a research about 3 top international issues every month and share it together to our followers. Go check some ISAFIS update post on our instagram @isafis_official

ISAFIS Update

Our internal programs are provided to every ISAFIS members to enhance their soft-skills, capability, knowledge, public speaking skills, debate skills, and many more. Hopefully these programs will be memorable and impactful to every ISAFIS members and followers.

Jakarta Model United Nations (JMUN)

About Jakarta Model United Nations

Jakarta Model United Nations (JMUN) is the biggest International Model United Nations (MUN) in Indonesia which first-ever held in the capital city of Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta, by ISAFIS (Indonesian Students Association for International Studies) in 2011.

Jakarta MUN offers the opportunity to experience the challenges of international negotiation and diplomacy. In Jakarta MUN, participants will act as a representative from the particular country then discuss international issues like the process that occurs at a UN conference. Throughout the conference, delegates will gain insight into the workings of the United Nations by actively participating in the resolution of important global issues.

The first session of the Jakarta MUN was held in 2011. Jakarta MUN 2011 successfully attracted more than 300 delegates ranging from local universities to foreign universities. It marked a new era for MUN conferences in Indonesia. Since then, Jakarta MUN is held annually. Eight sessions of Jakarta MUN have successfully brought changes for youth in spreading the ideas and values of diplomacy as well as developing knowledge of the issues. This has made Jakarta MUN as an international phenomenon. Jakarta MUN itself has many programs besides the conferences, such as the MUN 101, cultural and charity ball, and social night.

Jakarta MUN participants do not only hail from major cities in Indonesia, but also from various countries like USA, UK, India, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Ghana and many more.

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JMUN 2019

Jakarta Model United Nations 2019

Jakarta Model United Nations 2019 is the 9th annual session of Jakarta Model United Nations held by ISAFIS. This year, JMUN held starts from 1st until 4th of August 2019 in Jakarta. This year theme is “Strengthening Global Cooperation in The Face of Isolationalism”.

Committee Session

Through this year’s theme, JMUN invites the youth to discuss the current trend of global shift into isolationism through various aspects. Delegates will strive to find ways to increase global cooperation. We chose this theme because international cooperation is at risk because of the unwillingness of states to continue cooperating on humanitarian efforts. This phenomenon is exemplified in how in the last few years some states that are acknowledged as global powers resign from international organizations and treaties due to domestic political shift and dynamics. Another issue that is still yet to be solved is that cooperation efforts lack of inclusivity and participation from non-state actors.

This theme is also inspired by Sustainable Development Goals number 17 which is Partnership for the Goals, which puts effort to enhance cooperation and global partnership to support and reach the ambitious target of the 2030 Agenda, which tries to unite governments, the international community, the private sector, and the people themselves in realizing all of the Sustainable Development Goals. Despite progress in various sectors, improvements must be made to accelerate progress. All stakeholders should refocus and further intensify their efforts in sectors which experience slow development.

With that in mind, we hope that through this year’s conference we could highlight the importance of global cooperation in humanitarian efforts that not only involve governments, but also other actors such as international organizations, NGOs, and the people especially youths to discuss and found the role and actions that could be taken by the youth to improve cooperation in an increasing trend for isolationism, to find a common ground for all nations that want to ensure stability and protection from global threats for its citizens. We also hope that the youth will also be able to further understand the dynamics on the interaction of nations on the international stage, with every country in each council that is available in JMUN having different powers, mandates, and agendas.

Delegates of JMUN 2019

There are 9 councils on JMUN 2019:

1. United Nations Security Council (UNSC) with the issue of conflict of interest: Addressing Political Instability and Humanitarian Issues of Venezuela Crisis

2. European Union with the issue titled Migration Policy

3. World Bank that bring issue of social protection to reduce poverty in developing country

4. World Health Assembly that brings topic of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide

5. The Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural (SOCHUM) with the topic titled advancement of women in the workplace

6. United Nations Human Right’s Council (UNHRC) that brings topic titled cibvil rights of minorities

7. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with issue titled modernizing rural areas

8. Historical Crisis Cabinet of the Republic of Indonesia

9. International or Press Corps

Here are some reports of JMUN 2019:

Opening Ceremony JMUN 2019 at Balai Kota

On the first day, delegates attend the opening ceremony held at Balai Kota and they wearing batik and kebaya as the dresscode to promote Indonesian culture.

On the second day, committee held a MUN 101 agenda. If you are first-time MUNer and have no knowledge of how a MUN plays out, do not afraid. The chairs will happily help you introduce the world of MUN to you; MUN jargons, committee sessions, and conference zero where you can train yourself directly in a committee session setting. By the time the committee sessions start, you will not have to worry about feeling inadequate.

Cultural Night
Performance at Cultural and Charity Night

Day three is the cultural and charity night. They put on their best traditional costume because it is time to appreciate their own culture. There were traditional performances such as traditional dance, traditional music, and many more. Also, there was a charity ball where well-known fundraisers will come and talk about their vision and missions as well as giving you the chance to take part and involve in their giving back programs!

Diplomatic Tea Time

On the Day 4 they had Diplomatic Tea Time. This is the time when delegates are able to have lunch together with diplomats of the embassies from around the world. Delegates can learn from diplomats directly regarding problems associated with their respective countries as well as insights on what is like to be the representative of their country to Indonesia

Social Night

Day 5 social nights has come! Drop your placards everyone, it is time to have fun!! Unwind yourselves in one of the most exclusive clubs in Jakarta, Baxter-Smith and feel the groove. Make new friends that will last a lifetime. Take a break from the heated debates and dance your heart out!

Last day is a closing ceremony day. This is the end of the event series of Jakarta MUN 2019. There was an awarding session to delegates and chairs. It held on Balai Kartini with cocktail attire. JMUN closed by the remarkable memoreis with a spectacular evening.

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AIM Project

About AIM Project

AIM Project is a student-run-organization within Keio University in Japan which focuses on producing an educational and academic trip for Indonesian students to visit Japan and spend 10 days with Japanese students for a deeper understanding of mutual relations. This program mainly consists of academic activities such as discussions with Japanese Students of Keio University and business experts. This program also give delegates experience of Indonesian and Japanese culture.

The student-run-organization is called Institute of International Relations (IIR). IIR motto is producing students who can play a role in the international society. In 1956, IIR was launched on the occasion of a letter from Stanford University. Nowadays, IIR are officially supported  by Keio University and IIR create opportunities to improve international friendship and mutual undertanding for student not only in IIR but also everyone in the Keio University.

One of the many extraordinary memories AIM Project share from last year program is when the Indonesians and the Japanese students made each other their country’s traditional food. Indonesian students made the Japanese “Nasi Goreng” and the Japanese made the Indonesians Takoyaki in return.

AIM Project is an amazing way to experience, share, and learn about Indonesia and Japanese culture between youths. Hope this program will strengthen Indonesian and Japanese students relationship, furthermore could be a way to initiate collaboration between youths.

AIM Project 2019

Report of AIM Project 2019   

This year, ISAFIS sent 7 delegates to participate in AIM Project 2019, organized by Institute of International Relation (IIR) Keio University. It held start from 21st – 30th June 2019 which main activities are company visits, short trip to Hakone, and many cultural experiences.

Here are some reports of AIM Project 2019:

Opening Day

First day was an opening day, the Indonesians and the Japanese introduced themselves in a fun way. The Indonesians presented fun facts about Indonesia. After that, they played some games and ate dinner together. Indonesians were also given questions to answer at the end of the program.

Asakusa Day

On the next day, they have Asakusa Day. They went sightseeing around Tokyo and experienced both ancient and modern sides of Japan. They visited Edo Tokyo Museum, Asakusa Sensoji Temple, and Tokyo Skytree. They were divided into groups and given tasks to complete. It was a fun day, everyone!

Yokohama Day

Day three is Yokohama Day! In Yokohama, they went to Cup Noodle Museum to create their own customized cup noodle, snapped purikura in CosmoWorld, ate street foods in Chinatown, and took photos in relaxing Yamashita Park.

Inbound Day

Day four they experienced Inbound Day. They had the privilege to be involved in a lively discussion with JTB, one of Japan’s leading travel agency, regarding tourism and its impact towards a nation’s international affairs. We discussed about issues faced by Japan and Indonesia regarding their respective tourism. Furthermore, they were given a case study of Ibaraki Prefecture tourism development so we could further map the problem and give effective solutions for the issue.

Future Language Day

Future Language Day finally come on the fifth day. They again had the privilege to be engaged in a brainstorming session with UDS Ltd. Japan. UDS, as a consulting company, uses future language to analyze problems and construct ideas. Future language is a new method to design future communities by mapping and interconnecting four aspects: ideal condition, problem, means, and solution. They were introduced with the future language method and implemented it on a case study regarding an ideal Jakarta in 10 years time.

Kamakura Day

Kamakura Day is on the sixth day. They went very early to visit Kamakura. There, they visited Enkakuji Temple, the Great Buddha in Kotoku-in, and Hasedera Temple. We saw many hydrangea flowers in Kamkura which Japanese called them by Ajisai, the same way Indonesian calls it.

Diversity Day

On the seventh day they had a  Diversity Day. They were given the privilege to engage in discussion with Accenture, Japan’s emerging consulting firm. They were given case study on how to promote the importance of diversity in a working atmosphere. They came up with different ideas, summarized it, and presented the solution. After that, their ideas were reviewed and they managed to earn new outlooks on how to solve things creatively and effectively.

Keio Day

Keio Day had finally arrived! On the Day eight, they had opportunity to visit Keio University in Hiyoshi. They stopped by the Institute of International Relations Headquarter and conversed with some IIR members. They were invited to participate in the famous Japanese tea ceremony. They joined IIR weekly meeting and played some games.

Day 9 is a Hakone Day. They went on a short trip to Hakone and make their first stop at Japanese Traditional Craft Store and tried to make their own crafts. After that, they visitred the famous Hakone Shrine. They also went to onsen since Hakone is the city of onsesns! At night, they cooked each other food from Japan and Indonesia. They stayed up late talking, joking, and playing games. Many Japanese tried bon cabe for games punishment.

Indonesian Delegates
Japanese Delegates

Finally, last day is a farewell day. They did recap of the past 10 days, express their understanding on real, and exchange gifts. AIM project 109 is officially ended and ready to greet you in the future.