5 Desember 2018: For the 11th time, Indonesia will again hold Bali Democracy
Forum or BDF in Bali, 6-7 December 2018. This year, BDF theme will be
"Democracy for Prosperity". The main objective of the forum is providing platform for
sharing experiences among state actors and invited stakeholders to understand
the challenges of making democracy that deliver prosperities. At the same time,
lesson learned on policies and initiatives, as well as efforts to make
democracy works would be further discussed.
The BDF XI Opening Session will
be opened by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia,
Retno LP Marsudi, on Thursday, 6 December 2018.
After the opening ceremony, BDF
XI participants will continue with Discussion Panel I session that will
present invited Ministers, CEOs and experts as speakers. Through this panel,
all participants will benefit immensely from the valuable insights of the panellists
on the sub-theme of “Making Democratic Institutions and Inclusive Prosperity
Afterwards, Discussion Panel II
session will present invited Ministers, CEOs and experts as speakers to
discuss various issues related to the sub-theme of “Technology, Innovations and
the Future of Prosperity” such as poverty reduction, fights against
corruption, business innovation and peace building.
At the end of the Forum, a
Closing Session will be assembled on the 7th of December, focusing on the presentation of the joint
reports of the Bali Civil Society and Media Forum, and the Bali Democracy
Student Conference, followed by the presentation of the Chair's Statement of
the Bali Democracy Forum XI and Closing Remarks by the Minister of Foreign
Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.
To extend the initiative at the
10th BDF, this year’s Forum will convene a Bali Democracy Student Conference
(BDSC) where around 150 students, including the overseas ones, as well as from
various universities in Indonesia will have the opportunity to deliberate and
to express their views about various topics relevant to the theme of the Forum.
The conference will be convened parallel to the main event of the Forum.
For the first time, this year’s
Bali Civil Society and Media Forum (BCSMF) will be conducted in parallel with
BDF XI and BDSC 2018. It is intended to optimize the participation of the civil
society and media as they are agents for prosperity as well.