Three Unpad Students Represent Indonesia at the ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting, Bangkok
[unpad.ac.id, 07/17/2019] Three University of Padjadjaran students were selected as Indonesian delegates at the ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting (AFMAM) held at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand on July 4-9 2019.
They are Muhammad Alfin (Faculty of Communication Sciences), Mohammad Desgia Adinadya Putra (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences), and Sarah Deja Meirizka (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences), who were selected as Indonesian delegates with three other students from the University of Indonesia and the Institute Surabaya Technology. The students were guided by lecturers of Unpad Faculty of Communication Sciences Preciosa Alnashava Janitra S.I.Kom., M.Sc.
AFMAM is a simulation of the ASEAN meeting held by the ASEAN Foundation. The event also invited outstanding youth from ten ASEAN countries and Australia.
This year AFMAM took the theme “Advancing the Partnership for Sustainable Efforts” which is in line with the theme of ASEAN management this year. In addition to discussing intra-ASEAN diplomacy relations as contained in the track of international security, economic cooperation and socio-culture, AFMAM 2019 invited the Australian delegation as the ASEAN dialogue partner in its meeting.
In this activity, elected delegates had the opportunity to play the role of state officials in the process of making decisions within the ASEAN scope.
During the seven days of the event, the 2019 AFMAM activities began with the presentation of material on the role of ASEAN in the scope of Southeast Asia, the practice of diplomacy in ASEAN, and the significance of ASEAN-Australia relations presented by speakers from ASEAN and other well-known ASEAN research institutions.
Delegates were also welcomed by the Australian Embassy in Bangkok through a Diplomatic Dinner held at the residence of the Australian Ambassador to Thailand.
The activity was followed by training in the ASEAN meeting mechanism, to conduct meeting simulations and be closed by the ASEAN Summit procession.
In the closing ceremony, the Indonesian team won four awards at once, namely the Best Strategy Paper, Best Position Paper, Diplomacy Award, and Winner of Social Media Challenge. Two awards were obtained by Unpad students namely Mohamad Desgia Adinadya Putra for Best Strategy Paper and Muhammad Alfin who took home the title of Winner of Social Media Challenge. *
Release / art | Translated by dfa