Bali Democracy Students Conference 2019: Afterglow

I was privileged to be selected as one of 145 youth participants from 57 countries from various regions: America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Pacific to attend the 3 rd Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC) 2019 in conjunction with the annual 12 th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) attended by 461 delegates from 87 countries and 7 international organizations under the theme “Democracy and Inclusivity: Youth and Inclusive Digital Democracy” held by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. It was held in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre in Nusa Dua, Bali, from December 4 th -7 th , 2019. The Forum facilitates dialogues through sharing experiences and best practices in managing diversity that encourages equality, mutual understanding and respect. All of us, youth delegates, then agreed on an outcome document called #youth4democracy that support democratic values, digital democracy, inclusivity, women’s empowerment, and human rights. The event itself consisted of gener

STEP Youth Regional Affairs Dialogue 2019 #throwback

I was privileged to attend the inaugural STEP Youth Regional Affairs Dialogue 2019 from 2 nd – 9 th August 2019 in Singapore. Organized by Nanyang Technological University – University Scholars Programme (NTU-USP) and supported by Temasek Foundation, I was selected as one of 75 delegates from 18 Asian countries (including Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and South Korea) for a fully-funded eight days trip to NTU campus where I learned and appreciate Asia’s interwoven geopolitical structure through discussions on economics, politics and society, while fostering an understanding of governance and policies across Asia and build friendships through cross-cultural exchanges. I lead a sub-group of 5 members from different nationalities to form a final presentation under “Heritage” sub-topics as well as handling general matters and coordinating with main group coordinators. Our main group got 3rd winner in final presentation, while I got an honor to represent the delegates to deliver ap