Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) and Korea Foundation (KF) have successfully convened the Indonesia-Korea New Southern Policy Young Professionals Lab on 24-25 May 2021. The NSP Young Professionals Lab is a comprehensive program that specifically seeks to promote, incentivize, and increase the number of policy briefs on the Republic of Korea’s NSP coming from the Indonesian young professional community—emerging young academicians, researchers, experts, and policymakers. Selected young professionals were gathered to provide innovative and concrete policy recommendations to enhance the realization of NSP goals in target countries, especially Indonesia.

This public forum is set to be a medium for the young professionals to present the main ideas enclosed in their policy recommendations to the public. The forum will start with an opening remark by Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Founder and Chairman of Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) and followed with the keynote presentations from H.E. Michael Tene, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Political Security Community and Prof. Choe Wongi, Head of Center for ASEAN-India Studies, Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) on the latest update of ASEAN-Korean and Indonesian-Korean relations, especially in the context of NSP. The two panelists are also invited to share their thoughts on the developments, challenges, and expectations of NSP coming from their respective positions.

Afterward, representatives from the ten young professionals, Equilibrium Tampubolon, Substance Support Officer at Ministry of National Development Planning, Amalia Mastur, International Trade Policy Adviser at British Embassyand Angelo Abil Wijaya, Consultant at the World Bank Group, are invited to share their policy recommendations and how they think they might address some of the aforementioned challenges. The forum will be followed with a question and answer session with the press and general public, led by Prof. Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Co-Founder of FPCI and Research Professor at Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).

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