2017 IYD and Y20 Summit Recruitment

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Firstly, we would like to express our warmest appreciation for your interest and effort to participate in the Y20 Germany 2017 Summit. 

We are delighted to witness the enormous enthusiasm showcased by many Indonesia’s brilliant minds, reflected from the high quality applications we keep receiving year after year, despite the 18 to 23 years old age limit we are imposing this year. We are also pleased to see an inclining standard of outstanding applications we received this year, making it a particularly challenging, uphill battle for applicants to make it to the final round. Among 1,200+ registrants from early the round, 240+ applicants eventually submitted the application to be later reviewed by our panels. Subsequently, the final round will consist of top 12 applicants who will undergo an interview process with a panel of interviewers from the Indonesian Youth Diplomacy. We wish to emphasize, however, that despite the high number of applicants, each application was rigorously and carefully reviewed with multiple cross-checking scheme by the Indonesian Youth Diplomacy’s pool of graders, based on standardized indexes and criteria we mentioned on the application announcement. 

After a competitive Preliminary Round selection process, we are very pleased to invite the following 12 candidates to proceed to the Final Interview Round (listed in alphabetical order):

  1. Adeline Tiffanie Suwana - Economics at Universitas Indonesia
  2. Andhika Sudarman - AdaAcara.com / Ginting & Reksodiputro
  3. Astrid Indrafebrina Sugianto - Medical Science at University of Melbourne
  4. Cahyawardhani - Shell
  5. Clarein Delfia Sedasus - Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  6. Felix Saputra Pranoto - Office of Governor of Jakarta
  7. Melvin Hade - McKinsey & Co.
  8. Nadya Andyrasari - Law at Universitas Pelita Harapan
  9. Rahmat Nugraha - Citibank
  10. Sherley Sandiori - Law at Universitas Indonesia
  11. Stefano Zora Parameswara - Electrical Engineering at Universitas Indonesia
  12. Tiara Azarine Utomo - Population and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Following the regulation from the country host Germany, this year we finally are going to select two outstanding Indonesian youths to represent our country in the Summit. All expenses, including in-country expenses and flight to and from Berlin will be borne by the host country.


All shortlisted candidates have already been notified via e-mail about the details of the Final Interview Round, which will involve a Skype interview with at least two IYD Organizing Committee members and one observer, conducted entirely in English. All interviews will be run between Saturday to Wednesday (February 25th to March 01st 2017). This interview process will give us a chance not only to know more about these 12 candidates, but also to test their English speaking skills, their commitment to IYD post-Y20 Summit, their knowledge about the G20 and Indonesia's role at the G20, as well as to clarify several arguments proposed in their essays. 

The Final Indonesian Delegation to the Y20 Summit 2016 in Berlin, Germany will be then announced on Sunday, March 05th 2017! 

Should you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at info@indonesianyouthdiplomacy.org

Gleiche Gemüter suchen sich ~

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We are thrilled to announce that we have received a record-breaking 1,200+ registrations this year! Thank you for your interest and support. Stay tuned to be the first to hear the announcement of the shortlisted candidates who make it to the next round!

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Indonesian Youth Diplomacy (IYD) is the official Indonesian youth representative to the G20 Youth Summit, namely Y20 Summit, and an official Youth Focal Point to the Indonesia’s G20 Sherpa. We are now pleased to announce our call for applicants for the Indonesian Delegation to the Y20 Summit 2017 on June 2nd to 6th 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

IYD has been consistently recruiting highly qualified Indonesian youths to participate in the Y20 Summits since 2010, when the Summit was held in Vancouver, Canada. Ever since then, our official delegations have been sent to subsequent Summits: Paris, France (2011); Washington D. C., United States of America (2012); Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation (2013); Sydney, Australia (2014); Istanbul, Turkey (2015); and recently Beijing – Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China (2016). Other than Y20 Summit, our delegates were also engaged in the Y8 Summit 2013 as one of the invited countries in London, United Kingdom.

It is noteworthy that the Y20 Summit is the legitimate platform for youths from across G20 members/ countries to engage in policy discussions on the most pressing G20-related global challenges and, more importantly, generate innovative solutions which will be presented in the form of a Communiqué to the G20 Presidential Summit for consideration in their discussions. Considering that youths are the beneficiaries of the world we shape today, our perspective and ideas are essential to be acknowledged and further incorporated in the policy-making processes. As the nature of the economic challenges is intertwined with many aspects, we have also witnessed the introduction of social, environment, and security related issues to the Y20 discussions. Additionally, our previous delegates have also benefited from the tremendous experiences in the discussions and networking sessions before, during, and after the events.

This year, Y20 Summit will be hosted in Berlin as part of The German Government’s Presidency for the G20 Summits in 2017. The theme for the G20 Summits 2017 is: SHAPING AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD. Therefore, IYD would like to invite you to become one of the Indonesian delegates to the Y20 Germany 2017, and consequently a part of IYD’s growing network, by applying to the Summit this year! The individuals selected will be financially supported by Germany during the Y20 Summit 2017. This includes up to six-nights accommodation, meals, local transportation, and airport transfers. 



Detailed Requirements


An Indonesian delegate to the Y20 Summit 2017 is required to be:

  • An inspirational young Indonesian citizen (undergraduate/ graduate student, recent graduate, or young professional in Indonesia or abroad) from either the public, private and/ or civil society sectors;
  • Aged between 18 and 23 years old at the time of the Y20 Germany 2017*
  • Having a clear understanding of the G20, especially the Leaders’ Summit and the Y20 Summit;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English;
  • Fully committed to participate and contribute enthusiastically in all the sessions of the Y20 Germany 2017 and IYD events, including the pre- and post-Summit commitments; and
  • Medically fit to travel to the Y20 Germany 2017

The change to this year’s Y20 Summit age span is based on the decision from Germany chairmanship to G20. However, due to the unforeseen circumstances from the host country policy, this requirement is subject to change. We highly recommend you to watch for updates through our website and social media platforms. If you are willing to be part of IYD and future summits, but does not fulfill the age requirement this year, please subscribe to IYD Community instead. You can find the information regarding IYD Community at the end of this page.


  • Be part of Indonesian Youth Diplomacy active members by proactively contributing to the future of the IYD organization and its events;
  • Engage with fellow Indonesian delegates to host and run consultations with the Indonesian youths in representing the views of young people across the country;
  • Liaise with the Indonesian Head Delegate to contribute to pre-summit discussions with delegates from other countries in the period prior to the Summit;
  • Participate actively in the Y20 Summit;
  • Contribute in forming policy recommendations (in the form of a Communiqué) for the G20 leaders on behalf of G20 Youth;
  • Generate wider community understanding and recognition of the work of the Y20 and the G20 in Indonesian youth communities; and
  • Follow up on policy recommendations and action plans coming out of the Y20 Summit and conduct wider consultations.

Please note that successful applicant will need to provide a copy of passport (Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the last day of the Summit).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please review our FAQ for further information. 

Questions? Email us at info@indonesianyouthdiplomacy.org. Please direct all questions to this email. We highly discourage you from approaching individual OC members outside of this platform.

Application Process

The application process consists of two stages. The first stage consist of filling out an online form with personal information and uploading a completed application document. The application document covers applicant's resume, a motivational letter and a technical essay on one of the three G20 topics provided. 

The deadline for the two first steps is February 8th 2017 at 23:59 PM (GMT+7). (Update: the deadline is extended to February 12th 2017 at 23:59 PM)

Notification of the shortlisted candidates will be announced on February 22nd 2017. The shortlisted candidates will proceed to the next application stage, which will be a phone/ Skype interview. The final results will be announced by the first week of March 2017.

Please kindly start the application by clicking the START MY APPLICATION button and please follow carefully the instructions thereafter.

We look forward to receiving your applications and wish you all the best!


Be Part of the Growing IYD Community 

Want to know the latest updates and announcements surrounding Indonesian Youth Diplomacy (IYD) activities? We are forming a public IYD Community and opening a mailing list for Indonesian Youths (18-30 years old)! When you register, you automatically become a part of the IYD Community, a public space for sharing information surrounding IYD and its partners! 

IYD holds a vision to advance Indonesia's youth interests through multilateral platforms and we believe your view counts towards realizing this vision. Join us today!