Assistant Director for Programme for the Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM CSSTC) delivered a presentation on "Achievements of One Decade of Implementation of South-South Cooperation NAM CSSTC"
Niken Supraba, Assistant Director for Programme for the Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM CSSTC), delivered a presentation on "Achievements of One Decade of Implementation of South-South Cooperation NAM CSSTC" on 22 July 2022 in the Socialization of South-South Cooperation "One Decade of Indonesian SSC: Indonesian Leadership in Pushing Solutions to Common Challenges."
The seminar was organised by Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) and sponsored by the Center for Multilateral Policy Strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Republic of Indonesia and the Bureau of Foreign Technical Cooperation of the Ministry of State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia.
Niken conveyed information about the number of Human Resources and countries that participated in SSC activities organised by NAM CSSTC from 2012 to 2017, including in the field of education, technology, health, economy, and democracy. The NAM CSSTC’s SSC programme saw an increase in participation from 2018 to 2020, with 1,580 people from 75 countries taking part.
Overall, NAM CSSTC has implemented 130 SSC programmes and has involved both domestic and international universities in their activities. According to Niken, participation of higher education has numerous advantages, including:
Ensure knowledge continuity or knowledge shared in activities. Participating lecturers will pass on their knowledge to their students or raise the discourse during the activity's implementation into a scientific work that will be read and quoted by many people.
Documents resulting from activity output are also properly archived in the university library and will be read by the academic community.
Partner universities, as organisers, can issue certificates of expertise that are accredited/recognized in the academic community.
Universities are important in knowledge transfer activities that last longer than a week (such as formal education programmes at the bachelor or master level).
A Keynote Speech from the Head of the Foreign Policy Strategy Agency (FPSA) of the Indonesian MoFA kicked off the event. The Head of FPSA stated in his speech that the purpose of the socialisation forum was to discuss the opportunities, challenges, and strategies of Indonesia's South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC).
In addition to the Assistant Director of Programme of the NAM CSSTC, there were panellists from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UMM Academics of International Relations.