Sharing best practices and experience on women and leadership
Monday, 26 September 2016 06:42

“As an individual, women have unique perspective in seeing opportunities, chances, and responsibilities. Therefore they are more responsive in various public and domestic affairs, making their leadership essential to the communities” said H.E. Yohana Yembise, the Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection during the opening ceremony of the Sharing Best Practices and Experiences on Women and Leadership Program, Surabaya (19/9).This, as much, summarizes the whole idea of women empowerment. That, women should lead, creating new solutions to many public difficulties.

Sharing Best Practices and Experiences on Woman and Leadership is a collaborative work of the Ministry of State Secretariat, Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, and the Colombo Plan Secretariat, aimed to address many complex issues women faced nowadays, such as violence, discrimination, poverty, sexism, impacts of new technologies, threats of environmental degradations and many more. 18 participants from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Fiji, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam, each share their experiences of women’s empowerment and leadership and how it may lead to better communities.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 08:39

Through the Asian African Commemoration 2015, Indonesia with the support of UNDP  and Norway through the project of strengthening Innovative Partnership for development Cooperation (SIP-DC), introduced its featured program in the exhibition of Indonesia's SSTC which was successfully conducted by the national Coordination team along with the ministries and institutions. Indonesia was certain to have a strategic role in leveraging global prosperity and world peace. The national Coordination team saw the importance in utilizing the Asian African Conference Commemoration as the perfect opportunity to improve the visibility of Indonesia's sstC program through the exhibition. The exhibition promoted the theme "Advancing south-south and triangular Cooperation”. The aims of the exhibition were:

1. Promoting Indonesia’s program and capacity in implementing south-south Cooperation for the Asian and African countries

2. Showing Indonesia’s commitment in south-south partnership among Asian African countries

3. Introducing national Coordination team as the gate of Indonesia SSTC for Asian African countries.


Wednesday, 21 September 2016 07:53

60 years after the first Asian African Conference, leaders of the countries once again gathered for the commemoration in 2015. This is living proof that the Bandung Asian African Conference in 1955 was a very influential step taken by the member countries. The Conference encouraged the development process, democracy and good governance, peace and security, and economic issues for the countries.

Joko Widodo, the President of the Republic of Indonesia at the opening speech of AACC 2015 in Bandung emphasized that Asian African countries need to carry forward the Bandung Spirit, to continue efforts made by their country leaders 60 years ago, and to promote mutual understanding and development agendas of southern countries. This is necessary considering that sixty years after the conference, the world still suffers from poverty, new colonialism, and socio-economic inequality.


International conflicts as happening in Palestine, also economic gaps between northern and southern hemispheres (developing countries) are real challenges that need to be addressed by all member countries. Representatives of the Asia Africa leaders acknowledged that the commemoration in 2015, carrying out the theme of “strengthening south-south Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity”, was a good opportunity to forge multilateral cooperation in achieving economic growth, promoting global peace and security, and pursuing a path of sustainable growth.

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