BANDUNG – More than 200 professionals from various fields met in Bandung last Friday to Sunday, 20-22 April 2018. They are expected to join SSEAYP International General Assembly (SIGA) Bandung 2018, an annual meeting of the SSEAYP stakeholders from the government representatives, alumna, foster families, admin staffs and associates from different program. This will be the 30th meeting, as the last was conducted in Ilo-Ilo and Boracay, the Philippines last year.
Prof. Dr. Faisal Abdullah, Deputy Minister for Youth Empowerment expressed that “Bandung was chosen as the host city of SIGA 2018 due to its notable commitment in youth participation. You can see many young entrepreneurs and creative industry established in the city. Apart of that, Bandung has a remarkable history as the venue of the Asian-African Conference in 1955, host of the very first Forum for East Asia-Latin Cooperation (FEALAC) in 2015, and the nominee of youth capital of the Organisation Islamic Conference in 2016. These has shown the image of Bandung as one of the prominent cities in the world.”
During SIGA Bandung 2018, the participants will discuss topics on art, heritage and youthpreneurship. They will also celebrate the International Earth Day by doing social contribution activities in Colorful Cibunut Village, exploring the city through Bandung Heritage Walk, doing workshop with young entrepreneurs and making and performing angklung at the Farewell Ceremony.
Vice Minister of Policy Coordination of Japan, Mr. Noriyuki Koda; Director for International Youth Exchange of Japan, Ms. Kaori Nakamura; President of SSEAYP International Indonesia (SII), Ms. Pia Adiprima; Head of Assembly of SII, Dr. Rino Wicaksono; and representatives of Japan and ASEAN embassies in Indonesia were also present during the event.