CISDI Named Best Paper and Best Speaker at Indonesian Scholars International Conventions - Symposium International (ISIC-SI) 2017
Coventry, 27 July 2017 – CISDI won the academic paper competition during the Indonesian Scholars International Conventions (ISIC) that was held at the University of Warwick on 26-27 July 2017. CISDI’s academic paper “Can Youth Drive the Fulfillment of SDGs in Health and Well-Being by 2030? A Case Study of Pencerah Nusantara Programme” was named as best paper. Furthermore, the paper presented by CISDI’s representative, Deviana Wijaya Dewi, at the University of Warwick on 27 July 2017 was chosen as the best presentation in the competition.

Since 2001, the Indonesian Scholars International Conventions (ISIC) has become an annual event held by Indonesian students who have the opportunities to study abroad. This year, ISIC was held in parallel with the 9th Symposium International (SI) 2017 hosted by the Indonesian Students Association in the United Kingdom (PPI UK). Promoting “Accelerating Indonesia’s National Potential Towards 2030” as its annual theme, the convention was attended by people from various backgrounds such as academicians, NGOs, government representatives and business sector.

CISDI participated in the academic paper competition with Deviana W. Dewi, Lead for Pencerah Nusantara, and Anindita Sitepu, Programme Director, teamed up to highlight the evidence that Pencerah Nusantara program has gained throughout its five batches of implementation. Working under the frame of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), CISDI understood the role of youth is crucial to the acceleration and achievement of the global agenda. Since 2012, Pencerah Nusantara program has proved that optimizing youth potential could become the key drive in the fulfillment of SDGs related to health development.

Aside of having an academic paper competition, ISIC-SI 2017 also presented competence forums that supported theme of the year which focused on the development of creative economy industry. Reputable speakers such as Yanuar Nugroho (Deputy Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the President), Dian Pelangi (Indonesia’s prominent fashion designer), Tri Rismaharini (Mayor of Surabaya), Handry Satriago (CEO of GE Indonesia, Governor of AmCham Indonesia), Didiet Maulana (Founder of IKAT), Kusumo Martanto (CEO of, VP of International Council of Small Business Indonesia), Sudirman Said (Indonesia’s Former Minister of Enregy and Mineral Resources) also shared their perspectives pertaining the challenges that Indonesia faces towards 2030. (/yy)

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