It was a pleasure participating in the 2018 Australia-Indonesia Youth Workshop on the 1st & 2nd of February which ran parallel to the Indonesia-Australia Digital Forum. It was a great opportunity to strengthen the people to people links of Australia and Indonesia, enhancing the bilateral relationship. The workshops took place at the Fairmont Hotel and The Australian Embassy Jakarta.
The overarching theme for this workshop had a focus on the digital sector. Throughout the program we were presented talks and keynotes by distinguished professionals in the startup and investment space including Nigel Hembrow, Willix Halim, Fransiska Oetami and our own angel investor Francisco Widjojo.
From this as diverse teams of young Australians and Indonesians we engaged in discussion and formed problem statements to address issues in the Indonesian economy. The winning team now has the opportunity to put there idea into practice with a $10,000 AUD award.
Overall the two days were a great collaboration between the Australian and Indonesian government with an excellent initiative for greater change.