The COVID-19 pandemic has brought its own significant impact to the world. In Indonesia, COVID-19 has infected over 3 million people since the first identified case in March 2020 and at least 90.552 people have died due to the virus. (Source: www.covid19.go.id, accessed on July 30th 2021).
The significant spread of the virus in the community has significant (mainly adverse) impact on various sectors including health, economy, education, politic, social, and tourism sectors. The government of Indonesia has made several efforts to suppress the spread of COVID-19 including to restrict public movement as well as accelerate vaccination.
With this background, Indonesian Diaspora Network (IDN) Global will hold the Congress of Indonesian Diaspora 6 (CID-6) with the theme “Post COVID-19: A Stronger Indonesia with Diaspora” on Saturday, August 14th 2021 through online/virtual media from 09.00 to 21.00 WIB (GMT+7). Through this event, IDN Global would like to bring together the Indonesian Diaspora from various parts of the world and different backgrounds to contribute ideas to the public as well as discuss with relevant stakeholders through a virtual space so that Indonesia can rise, recover and even become stronger after the pandemic.
The speakers who will attend include Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno, Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnership World Bank – Mari Elka Pangestu, Minister of Manpower – Ida Fauziyah, Head of Research and Innovation Agency – Laksana Tri Handoko, Researcher in University of Jyvaskyla Finland – Ratih Adiputri, Research Team of AstraZeneca Vaccine – Indra Rudiansyah, and many others.
“The reason we chose this theme for CID-6 is because we believe that Indonesia can be stronger and better after the COVID-19 pandemic through the participation of, and active contribution from various elements of society, including the Indonesian Diaspora” states President of IDN Global, Said Zaidansyah.
In addition, IDN Global Chairman Board of Trustees Dino Patti Djalal said that during the COVID-19 crisis, Indonesian diaspora communities around the world had continuously provided morale and financial support to fellow Indonesians in the country.
“COVID-19 has become a moment of solidarity for the diaspora community towards Indonesia. And we will continue to implement this spirit into our CID- 6 event”, said Dino Patti Djalal.
IDN Global VP Human Capital. CID-6 Public Relations Coordinator Salut Muhidin said that the Congress of Indonesian Diaspora event, held every two years, is one of IDN Global’s routine activities as a way to link the Indonesian diaspora around the world with Indonesia and fellow Indonesians in the country.
“This CID bi-annual event is a form of consistency from IDN Global to keep ‘connecting the dots’ spirit – to serve as mouthpiece between Indonesian diaspora to the general public in Indonesia and also to the policy makers. We hope that together we can collaborate to develop Indonesia.” added Salut.
This virtual congress is targeted to be attended by around 10.000 participants both from Indonesia and abroad. In addition to holding the seminars with various themes and speakers who are experts in their fields, CID-6 will also hold:
- Entertainment showcase from Indonesian Diaspora;
- Indonesian Diaspora community showcase from various countries; and
- An open forum between the Indonesian Diaspora from all over the world, policy makers in Indonesia, and the public in Indonesia.
This congress is open to the public and is free of charge. Registration can be accessed through the CID-6 official PAGE.
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