Governor of National Defence Agency (Lemhanas), Agus Widjojo, said the index of Indonesian national resilience decreased in the years between 2014-2015 especially in terms of ideology. The index of ideology from 2.30 in 2014 decreased to 2.23 in 2015. This is presumed to be the impact of globalisation.
“As many as 12 provinces in Indonesia has weakened in terms of ideology from years 2014- 2015,” he said when becoming the keynote speaker on Tuesday (1/11) during the International Conference on Nusantara Philosophy at Faculty of Philosophy UGM in the University Club UGM.
Agus said of 34 provinces in Indonesia, only 5 provinces were classified as resilient while as many as 28 are less resilient. In terms of fragility, Indonesia ranks on the 86 of 178 states that have been surveyed by The Fund for Peace.
"Indonesia has been categorised as elevated warning country, prone to go down to high warning category,” he said.
To resolve this, strengthening of Pancasila ideology needs to be done through concrete implementation, strengthening of delivery of Pancasila ideology, strengthening of institutions, synergy of political views and political support, as well as funding.
“It has become our vested interest to give an affirmative ground to strengthening the Pancasila ideology as the state basis,” he said.
Governor of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan HB X, highlighted the local wisdom based cultural defence. He said the state that has a cultural strategy means has guidance in moving forward with the background of national personality, excellence cultural continuity, inner power of the culture as national resilience element as well as the binding power to strengthen the national unity.
Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., said in her remarks that Pancasila has become the main spirit for Universitas Gadjah Mada. UGM Faculty of Philosophy continues to develop the Pancasila in science and practice. They plan to establish a centre for Nusantara philosophy development in the next five years.
Through a synergy between all stakeholders, the Rector projected that in 2030, Pancasila and Nusantara philosophy can be the world benchmark to make world peace.