Forum for Young Indonesians : Our Food, Our Future
FYI: Forum for Young Indonesians
Our Food, Our Future!
Jakarta 22nd October 2017

Youths today have the chance to make the ubiquitous aim of achieving the ‘bonus demography’ a reality. It is known that young people often make up an especially large share of most developing countries’ population. Being in the productive age group, youth is a representation of the nation's welfare in the present as well as the future.

At the same time, with the world’s growing population, the world faces a fundamental challenge in sustainably feeding a healthy diet to at least nine billion people by 2050. Situated in the Asia-Pacific region with a large share of the region’s population, Indonesia aspires to lead the effort to put the nexus of health-climate-sustainability front and centre in the development vision for the region. In collaboration with The EAT Foundation, Indonesia’s Ministry of Health takes the lead to host the first ever Asia Pacific Food Forum. This strategic initiative, to be held in Jakarta on 30-31 October 2017, will be a gathering of 500 leaders in the Asia Pacific region, from the fields of science, politics and business. Supported by Center for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI) as an implementing partner, the meeting will focus on solutions, commitment and innovation to promote healthy diet and food system sustainability.

Taking advantage of the APFF momentum and it’s’ emphasis on the concept of planetary boundaries, CISDI will host a specifically targeted forum for youth on the 22nd October 2017 called the Forum for Young Indonesians (FYI): Our Food, Our Future! This forum will establish a platform where Indonesian youth will have the opportunity to play a key role in the country’s development process, including in the food system transformation.

By offering an inclusive and collaborative platform, the Forum for Young Indonesians aims to facilitate cross-sectoral communication and interaction among up to 400 youths to bridge knowledge and understanding as well as theories and practices needed to help holistically transform food system in Indonesia.

The Forum for Young Indonesians will address the main food challenges in the country, recognizing the four interconnected components of agri-food: the agriculture, the economy, the social/political system, and the environment. Topics may include:
- The concept of planetary boundaries
- Food security in a changing climate, 
- Entrepreneurship for sustainable development
- Working the land: perceptions and hidden potentials
- Healthy diets and the double burden of malnutrition
- Technology utilization in the food supply chain

Center for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiatives
Jl. Cikini Kecil No 10, Lantai 4, Jakarta Pusat 10330. Telp: (021) 3147590

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