CAUSINDY Alumni: Jack McNaught

Providing Opportunities to Work and Communicate Internationally Jack McNaught, the founder of International Internships, was a CAUSINDY delegate in 2013 at the very first conference, held in Canberra. He truly has a strong engagement with Indonesia, which has continually brought him back to the country. “CAUSINDY is a great opportunity to meet people. I am still in contact with a …

Whole Conference Review Part 2: Wrap-Up CAUSINDY 2018

Catch the first part of our CAUSINDY 2018 wrap-up here! The last panel for CAUSINDY 2018 was about Regional Security, which featured Dr. Grey Raymond (Research Fellow in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University) and Prof. Philips Vermonte (Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Jakarta), moderated by Natalie Sambhi (Research …

Whole Conference Review Part 1: Wrap-Up CAUSINDY 2018

Bringing Young Leaders Together to Strengthen the Australia-Indonesia Bilateral Relationship Makassar, Indonesia – September 2018 It’s a wrap from CAUSINDY 2018! CAUSINDY (Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth) is a platform to create a stronger bilateral relationship between Australia and Indonesia, and this is the 6th conference since CAUSINDY began in 2013. With ‘Connected by Sea’ as the theme, this …

Business and Trade Panel: Wrap-Up CAUSINDY 2018

By Riyantisa Fikautsara The second panel discussion was on Business and Trade, which included a dinner hosted by the Australia’s Consulate-General in Makassar and featured Julian Smith (PwC’s Global Transport & Logistics industry leader and director at PwC Indonesia Advisory), Vonnie Opier (leader of ERP Oracle on Cloud project implementation under Kalla Group), and Noke Kiroyan (Chairman and Chief Consultant …

Politics Debate: Wrap-Up CAUSINDY 2018

By Riyantisa Fikautsara Politics has always been one of the core topics discussed at CAUSINDY from the beginning of the conference in 2013, as the Australia-Indonesia relationship has been at the coalface of some of the most challenging issues in the world today. As the kick-off panel, Ima Abdulrahim (Executive Director of The Habibie Center, one of Indonesia’s leading think …

Coastal and Environmental Panel: Wrap-Up CAUSINDY 2018

By Lachlan Haycock Relating directly to this year’s theme of Connected by Sea, the Coastal and Environmental Panel at CAUSINDY 2018 featured three experts in the field, namely Jamaluddin Jompa (Professor of Marine Sciences, Universitas Hasanuddin), Rili Djohani (Executive Director, Coral Triangle Centre) and Simon Baldwin (Indonesia Director, SecondMuse). Speakers delved into issues such as the historical trading relationship between the Bugis people …

Engaging Future Leaders: Wrap-Up CAUSINDY 2018

By Syahrial The Engaging Future Leaders (EFL) program aims to strengthen cross-cultural understanding between Australia and Indonesia by inviting local Indonesian students to engage in a one-day language exchange program with Australian and Indonesian delegates. This year’s EFL event was held on the second day of CAUSINDY at the University of Hasanuddin (UNHAS), Makassar. The event was held in collaboration …

Regional Security Panel: Wrap-Up CAUSINDY 2018

By Balawyn Jones The Regional Security Panel at CAUSINDY 2018 was held on the third day of the conference, featuring Philips Vermonte (Executive Director, CSIS), Greg Raymond (Research Fellow, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU) and Natalie Sambhi (Research Fellow, Perth USAsia Centre), speaking on the pressing security challenges facing the region, and the opportunities for Indonesia and Australia maritime …

CAUSINDY Alumni: Aqmarina Andira and Rumah Cerita

Telling Powerful Stories with Rumah Cerita By Riyantisa Fikautsara Aqmarina Andira, or Ina, was a delegate at CAUSINDY 2015. She has always considered both Indonesia and Australia as her home, and is currently working for a joint venture technology company owned by Indonesian and Australian companies. She graduated from universities in both countries, and even has families living in these two …

Neng Koala – A CAUSINDY Alumni Grant Recipient

Through the CAUSINDY Review, delegates work together under the mentorship of experts to explore issues in the Australia-Indonesia relationship and develop practical and creative solutions. Across five years of CAUSINDY, there has been a plethora of highly energised delegates and equally impressive projects that positively contribute to the bilateral relationship. In this series, we look at a selection of some …