Danish Development Cooperation Minister, Ulla Tørnæs, invited an International Relations UGM student, Datu Damarjiwo, and Tara Arani Faza, alumni, to a discussion held on 2 May. They discussed issues on tolerance, gender equality, renewable energy, democracy, and anti-corruption.
“We had the opportunity to meet and discuss with Danish Development Cooperation Minister, Ulla Tørnæs, during her visit to Indonesia,” said Tara on Monday (8/5).
Both were invited as alumni of “Ambassador 1 Day” programme that has been organised by the Danish Embassy in Indonesia as one of its public diplomacy. Datu joined the event in early 2017 while Tara in 2015.
The discussion with the Minister last in E&O restaurant, Menara Rajawali building in Mega Kuningan, Jakarta. Opened by Danish Ambassador to Indonesia, HE Casper Klynge, the event was attended by staff from the Ministry’s and Embassy’s and representatives from organisations such as The Habibie Center, also youth organisations such as Bye Bye Plastic Bag, and Indonesia Youth Forum.
During the discussion, the participants shared their ideas on opportunities emerging in Indonesia and the world, as well as ways to meet challenges in the future.
“The young generation share their ideas on how Indonesian youth may contribute to the future of Indonesia. The topics that are discussed are on tolerance, gender equality, renewable energy, democracy, and anti-corruption,” said Tara.
In her visit to Indonesia, the Danish Minister also visited sites of cooperation between Denmark and Indonesia such as Forest of Hope and the Jakarta Bay. She also met with Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources, and Minister of Environment and Forestry to enhance cooperation.