The Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY) is an initiative of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association or AIYA, with partners including the Australia Awards, RMIT, University of Sydney and UNSW.
This year’s delegate group is one of our most diverse yet, bringing together young leaders in fields from law, communications and journalism to academia and public policy. The number and depth of applications this year was larger than ever.
In 2015, delegates will be directly engaging with the history of the relationship, under the theme Going Back to the Beginning: From Indigenous Trade to Modern Day. The conference program will include panel discussions, social and networking events around Darwin.
Agung (@agungwasono) was born in Magelang, a small city in Central Java, Indonesia. His bachelor’s degree was in law. He obtained master’s degree in Planning and Public Policy at Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta and now he is taking combined masters degree in Public Policy and Governance and Development Studies at UNSW Australia.
Agung is the founder and the Executive Director of LANSKAP Indonesia (Institute for Economics Politics and Public Policy Analysis). The aim of this organisation is to conduct research and to provide assistance on the improvement of public policy in Indonesia especially in local regions. He also serves as a Program Manager of Democratic and State Governance Unit at Kemitraan (Indonesia-based NGO on governance reform).
During his work at Kemitraan, he has managed several programs/projects such as: budget transparency, electoral reform, political party reform, women’s representation in politics, Millennium Development Goals, and the Preparation of the Post-2015 Development Goals. He was also the National Coordinator for the monitoring of 2014 General Elections.
Agung is this year’s UNSW delegate.