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Saturday, 31 October 2020 13:05

BDF 13

 

THE 13TH BALI DEMOCRACY FORUM

 DEMOCRACY AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

Bali, Indonesia, 10 December 2020

 

The 13th Bali Democracy Forum of 2020 will address the theme of “Democracy and the COVID-19 Pandemic”

The Pandemic brings multi crises across the globe and threatens the lives and livelihood of people, drastically shaken public health and economic structures. There are growing concern that measures taken by the government to contain the outbreak may hurting some of the core principal of democracy where excessive restriction and surveillance are strictly exercised.

The pandemic may further put a test on democracy that seemingly already in the retreat. Even before the pandemic, some studies suggest that in the last 12 years, democracy has regressed. The pillars, principles, and values of democracy are being questioned in countries traditionally known as champions of democracy.

What are the implications of COVID-19 to Democracy? What are the consequences of the responses to the Pandemic on democracy? Can we sustain democracy post-pandemic? How and in what conditions? What will be the way forward to ensure democracy remains effective to bring prosperity and justice?

The main objective of the Forum is providing platform for sharing experiences amongst state actors and stakeholders to identifying the possibility of the shift in public preference towards governance caused by the pandemic, to understand better the sequent move by stakeholders. It aims at seeking answers about the future of democracy in the wake of global crisis.

Continuing the previous Forum, the 13th BDF will be convened together with its three main pillars, Bali Civil Society and Media Forum (BCSMF), Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC), and Panel of Inclusive Economy, as an attempt to discuss inclusively the main theme for this year’s BDF. Each pillar organizes series of hybrid meetings in October and November on the occasion of “Road to BDF” to formulate some insights and recommendations to report within the BDF main event.

The BCSMF is intended to optimize the participation of the civil society and media, as they are also part of public policy making. The Forum connected participants from various backgrounds, such as community leaders, NGO activists, academicians, researchers, journalists, and public figures.

The BDSC is where students, both locals and internationals from various universities in Indonesia and overseas, will have the opportunity to deliberate and express their views about various topics relevant to the theme.

The Panel of Inclusive Economy was introduced as part of the BDF main pillar since last year. As the key elements highlighted the significance of the participation of all stakeholders, particularly the private sectors. The collaboration between the public and the private sector are believed to enable strengthening of the democratic system, development, and to promote beneficial conditions to all. It will further serve as a platform to thoroughly discuss issues at hands and recommend concrete actions in addressing economic challenges.

The 13th BDF will be attended by participants and observers of the BDF in-situ and virtually, the BCSMF and the BDSC as well as the Panel of Inclusive Economy representatives. The Forum will consist of opening session, Ministerial Panel, High Level Panel, and Cross-Panel Plenary.

 

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 09:03

News Link

https://www.cnnindonesia.com/tv/20191205143435-405-454438/video-bali-demokrasi-forum-ke-12-resmi-dibuka
https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/11/28/bali-democracy-forum-to-focus-on-inclusiveness-in-democracy.html
https://www.idea.int/news-media/news/12th-bali-democracy-forum-discussed-democracy-and-inclusivity
https://news.detik.com/berita/d-4802255/digelar-desember-bali-democracy-forum-bakal-bahas-kepemimpinan-wanita
https://news.detik.com/berita/d-4810224/menlu-retno-akan-bahas-isu-perempuan-politik-ln-di-bali-democracy-forum
https://www.liputan6.com/global/read/4128695/bali-democracy-forum-ke-12-ada-3-tantangan-membangun-ekonomi-inklusif
https://today.line.me/id/pc/article/Menteri+Luar+Negeri+Membuka+Bali+Democracy+Forum-PPjxEV
https://dunia.tempo.co/read/1280646/menteri-luar-negeri-membuka-bali-democracy-forum
https://www.liputan6.com/global/read/4127368/menlu-retno-soroti-demokrasi-inklusif-dalam-bali-democracy-forum-2019
https://beritadewata.com/wakil-gubernur-bali-hadiri-pembukaan-bali-democracy-forum-2019/
https://news.detik.com/berita/d-4810216/bali-democracy-2019-wamenlu-berpesan-ke-milenial-yang-superaktif-di-medsos
https://kabar24.bisnis.com/read/20191205/19/1178435/menlu-retno-buka-bali-democracy-forum-ke-12
https://www.tribunnews.com/nasional/2019/12/06/meutya-hafid-keterwakilan-perempuan-penting-bagi-ketahanan-demokrasi
https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2019/12/06/11522561/kemenlu-gandeng-mitra-tanah-air-tingkatkan-kapasitas-sdm-dan-ukm
https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2019/12/06/15221021/bdf-ke-12-diskusikan-hambatan-dan-perwujudan-ekonomi-inklusif?page=all
https://www.liputan6.com/global/read/4128629/singapura-ri-fokus-soal-penguatan-kualitas-sdm
https://www.liputan6.com/global/read/4128649/ri-namibia-gandeng-tangan-tingkatkan-kerja-sama-infrastruktur-dan-perdagangan
https://www.winnetnews.com/post/libatkan-kelompok-akar-rumput-bali-democracy-forum-2019-ajak-masyarakat-berdemokrasi
https://www.medcom.id/internasional/asia/1bVyRj1N-perempuan-salah-satu-pilar-demokrasi-inklusif
https://www.liputan6.com/global/read/4128086/kerja-sama-di-wilayah-perbatasan-jadi-fokus-pertemuan-menlu-ri-timor-leste
https://internasional.kompas.com/read/2019/12/06/13000051/junjung-demokrasi-inklusif-ini-jalannya-bali-democracy-forum-ke-12?page=all
https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/12/06/kenya-to-open-embassy-in-jakarta-in-2020.html
https://www.miragenews.com/bali-democracy-forum-to-focus-on-democracy-and-inclusivity/
https://adnasia.org/2019/12/03/event-bali-democracy-forum-xii-bali-civil-society-and-media-forum-bcsmf-2019/
https://politik.rmol.id/read/2019/12/05/412545/buka-bali-democracy-forum-menlu-retno-tekankan-demokrasi-inklusif

Thursday, 21 November 2019 16:03

Inclusive Economy

Registration has been closed, please register on site at 5th December 2019 from 9 am untill 4 pm. Thank you.

Monday, 21 October 2019 04:12

Bali Democracy Forum XII Participants

No.

Countries

No.

Countries

No.

Countries

No.

Countries

1

Afghanistan

16

Japan

31

Nauru

46

Sri Lanka

2

Armenia

17

Jordan

32

Nepal

47

Tajikistan

3

Australia

18

Kazakhstan

33

New Zealand

48

Thailand

4

Azerbaijan

19

Kiribati

34

Oman

49

Timor-Leste

5

Bahrain

20

Korea

35

Pakistan

50

Tonga

6

Bangladesh

21

Kuwait

36

Palau

51

Turkey

7

Bhutan

22

Kyrgyzstan

37

Palestine

52

Turkmenistan

8

Brunei Darussalam

23

Laos

38

Papua New Guinea

53

Tuvalu

9

Cambodia

24

Lebanon

39

Philippines

54

United Arab Emirates

10

China

25

Malaysia

40

Qatar

55

Uzbekistan

11

Fiji

26

Maldives

41

Russia

56

Viet Nam

12

Georgia

27

Marshall Islands

42

Samoa

57

Yemen

13

India

28

Micronesia

43

Saudi Arabia

   

14

Iran

29

Mongolia

44

Singapore

   

15

Iraq

30

Myanmar

45

Solomon Islands

   
Sunday, 20 October 2019 10:06

Bali Democracy Forum XII Observers

No.

Countries

No.

Countries

No.

Countries

No.

Countries

1

Algeria

20

Egypt

39

Madagascar

58

Slovakia

2

Andorra

21

Estonia

40

Mauritania

59

Slovenia

3

Argentina

22

Ethiopia

41

Mauritius

60

Somalia

4

Austria

23

Finland

42

Mexico

61

South Africa

5

Belarus

24

France

43

Morocco

62

Spain

6

Belgium

25

Germany

44

Montenegro

63

Sudan

7

Bosnia and Herzegovina

26

Ghana

45

Mozambique

64

Suriname

8

Brazil

27

Greece

46

Namibia

65

Sweden

9

Bulgaria

28

Guyana

47

Netherlands

66

Switzerland

10

Canada

29

Hungary

48

Nigeria

67

Tanzania

11

Chile

30

Ireland

49

Norway

68

Tunisia

12

Colombia

31

Italy

50

Panama

69

Ukraine

13

Costa Rica

32

Kenya

51

Peru

70

United Kingdom

14

Croatia

33

Latvia

52

Poland

71

United States

15

Cuba

34

Liberia

53

Portugal

72

Venezuela

16

Cyprus

35

Libya

54

Romania

73

Zimbabwe

17

Czech

36

Lithuania

55

San Marino

   

18

Denmark

37

Luxembourg

56

Senegal

   

19

Ecuador

38

FYROM

57

Serbia

   

No.

International Organizations

1

African Union

2

African, Carribean and Pacific Group of States

3

Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN)

4

Community of Democracies (CoD)

5

European Union (EU)

6

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

7

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

8

Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG)

9

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)

10

United Nations (UN)

Friday, 30 October 2020 12:41

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The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) was established in 2008 to create a progressive democratic architecture in the Asia-Pacific region. In the past decades, the Forum facilitated dialogues through sharing experiences and best practices in managing diversity that encourages equality, mutual understanding and respect. Throughout the years, this has become the foundation of the Forum. In doing so, the BDF has also been active in advocating the principles of democracy – namely that it must be grown and developed based on internal initiatives (home-grown); that it upholds the values of pluralism and diversity; and that it must be inclusive.

Over the years, the BDF has succeeded in making democracy a strategic agenda in the Asia-Pacific. It has encouraged countries to establish a balance between economic and political development, between creating peace and security, and promoting human rights and fundamental freedom as well as respecting humanitarian values. All of which are reflected in the three founding pillars of the United Nations Charter.

The various themes that have been discussed in the BDF have resulted in new ideas being further promulgated and shared amongst countries. Over a decade, the BDF is expected to continue contributing to the region’s peace and stability, to the promotion of human rights, and especially to further encourage the healthy balance between economic growth and political development.

Saturday, 12 October 2019 11:38

BDF 12

 

THE 12th BALI DEMOCRACY FORUM
DEMOCRACY AND INCLUSIVITY

 

Bali, Indonesia, 5-6 December 2019

 

 

The 12th BDF of 2019 will address the theme “Democracy and Inclusivity.

 

Inclusive democracy is a premise on the notion that democracy is not confined to merely holding of elections, having parliamentary debates or enacting laws. The concept has a much wider meaning. Indeed, the real test of democracy lies in how inclusive it is.

 

Success of democracy is judged by the extent to which all people have the opportunity to contribute to democratic process; and the extent of their equal access in benefiting from the fruits of democracy. The welfare and care of every single member of the society, especially underprivileged, marginalized and the excluded, needs to be taken into consideration. Inclusive democracy must necessarily evolve into inclusive development; development not taken narrowly as only economic progress but also ensuring economic and social justice to every section of population.

 

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.

 

To extend the initiative at the 11th BDF, this year’s Forum will once again 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.

 

The Bali Civil Society and Media Forum (BCSMF) will also be conducted in parallel with the 12th BDF and BDSC 2019. It is intended to optimize the participation of the civil society and media as they are agents for prosperity as well.

 

The 12th BDF Opening Session will be attended by the 12th BDF, BDSC 2019 and BCSMF 2019 participants and will consist of the presentation of the reports by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the host country, as well as remarks by attending Heads of State/Government.

 

There are three main innovations characterized the 12th BDF. Firstly, there will be ministerial forum to signify the sub-theme of “Women, Inclusivity, and the State of Democracy”, derived from the general theme of “Democracy and Inclusivity”.

 

Following the ministerial forum, there will be four focused group dialogues with special theme engaging variety groups of participants of the BDF. (1) Dialogue on the Roles of State and Policy with the theme of “Moving towards inclusive state building”  (2) The activity of Bali Civil Society and Media Forum 2019 with the theme of Rising exclusivity and Declining Democracy. (3) The activity of Bali Youth Conference 2019 with the theme of Youth and inclusive digital democracy”. (4) Dialogue on Business and Economic Focus with the theme of “Inclusive Economy”.

 

After engaging participants in separate and focused group discussions to represent various elements of “Democracy and Inclusivity”, the forum will assemble on the second day for the discussion panel on general election for inclusivity, followed by closing session where representatives of each focused sessions would be panelists to report and share the main insights and tentative summaries of each dialogues. Dialogue Engaging All Participants will share ideas and experiences to “Building Agenda for Inclusion and Democracy.

 

For participant, please register here.

 

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