Indonesian Delegation for G20 Youth Summit 2013: Round 1 Results

We at G20 Youth Indonesia would like to express our appreciation to Indonesian youths who have shown their interests in representing Indonesia at 2013 G20 Youth Summit. This year's applicants are outstanding individuals who demonstrate prominent qualities including experience, leadership and diplomacy skills as well as contributions to development in their respective fields. We received a record high number of well-qualified applicants and this involved hours of deliberations and making some hard decisions in selecting the most suitable candidates.

After a comprehensive round 1 selection process, we are pleased to invite the following 61 candidates to proceed to the essay round. These candidates represent the top 20% of their committee pool and are listed in alphabetical order. All applicants will be notified via e-mail and a more detailed essay prompt instruction will be sent to these candidates shortly. Felicitations!

1 Aditya Dharmawan Universitas Indonesia Environment & Development 
2 Albertus Prabu Siagian Universitas Indonesia Economy
3 Alyas Abibawa Widita Universitas Gadjah Mada Environment & Development
4 Andhyta Fiserlly Utami Universitas Indonesia Head of State & Sherpa
5 Andra Riandita AgroParisTech  Environment
6 Andyan Diwangkari Radboud University Development & Environment
7 Angga Dwi Martha United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Head of State & Development
8 Anna Felicia Kusumaningtyas Universitas Indonesia Development
9 Arief Rahmatullah Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Environment
10 Ariyanto Jahja Credit Suisse Finance
11 Arra'di Nur Rizal Royal Institute of Technology Sweden Development
12 Aryanie Amellina Alfiantono United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Environment
13 Asmaul Husna University of Nebraska-Lincoln Environment
14 Awidya Santikajaya Australian National University Head of State & Development
15 Bintan Sholihat Macquarie University Development & Environment
16 Caesar Lagaliggo Givani Universitas Airlangga Sherpa
17 Carolina Damiana Rainintha Siahaan Danish International Development Agency Head of State & Development
18 Chandra Jinata Hongkong University of Science & Technology   Sherpa & Environment
19 Citra Chergia University of Newcastle Environment & Development
20 Desi Hanara ASEAN Secretariat Sherpa & Head of State
21 Dhita Rizkiana Wirapradja PT. Pertamina (Persero) Sherpa
22 Dirgayuza Setiawan PT. Idenesia Head of State & Sherpa
23 Dyah Ayunico Ramadhani McKinsey & Company Development
24 Florentin Devina University of Tsukuba Environment
25 Gracia Paramitha Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup RI Environment & Head of State
26 Harjo Winoto National University of Singapore Head of State & Economy
27 Hindun Harahap Universitas Indonesia Development
28 Ibrahim Siregar Universitas Indonesia Development
29 Illona Clarissa Kusuma University College London Development & Environment
30 Jimmy Wilopo Wageningen University Environment
31 Josefhine Chitra Universitas Katholik Parahyangan Sherpa
32 Kania Kintani Dwijayanthi Muksin PT. Pertamina (Persero) Economy
33 Lailatul Mauliyah Zubaidah Universitas Indonesia Environment
34 Margareth Yashinta Sembiring King's College London Head of State & Development
35 Marshiella Pandji  University of Wisconsin-Madison Development & Head of State
36 Muhammad Feldy Riza Texas A&M University Development
37 Muhammad Iman Usman Universitas Indonesia Sherpa & Head of State 
38 Ni Gusti Ayu Nandhita  Simon Fraser University Development
39 Nicholas Reyner Universitas Pelita Harapan Finance
40 Nilamsari PT. Baba Rafi Indonesia Economy & Development
41 Patricia Paramitha The Graduate Institute Geneva Head of State & Development
42 Prabukusumo Prakoso INSEEC Paris Business School Development
43 Prihatiningsih PT. Pertamina (Persero) Environment
44 Putri Arnita Rahmaniar  Leiden University Development
45 Ratih Dwi Rahmadanti National University of Singapore Economy & Finance
46 Ratih Permata Putri Hadiwinoto University College London Sherpa
47 Ridwansyah Yusuf Achmad Rotterdam University Head of State & Development
48 Rizky Fauzianto Technical University Munich Development
49 Shanty Nathalia Margaretha EC-Think Indonesia Economy
50 Sheila Hie University of Queensland Finance & Economy
51 Tania Alvina Nathania  Australian National University Development
52 Tengku Rizki Aljupri Washburn University Sherpa
53 Trissia Wijaya Universitas Katholik Parahyangan Economy
54 Usama Juniansyah Fauzi University of Tokyo Sherpa & Development
55 Vania Santoso Universitas Airlangga Environment
56 Vincent Tjendra University of Melbourne Development
57 Vincentius Dito Krista Holanda Institut Teknologi Bandung Environment & Finance
58 Wida Widiaty Institut Teknologi Bandung Environment
59 Windy Natriavi  Quvat / Principia Management Group Finance & Development
60 Yosaka Eka Putranta Institut Teknologi Bandung Sherpa
61 Zeneth Ayesha Thobarony Institut Teknologi Bandung Environment

Sofwan Hakim (2011, Development)
with the Indonesian flag in Paris

Please write one or two essays, according to which committee(s) you are shortlisted for. 

If you are shortlisted for only one committee, you only need to write the essay for that committee. If you are shortlisted for two committees and you are interested in pursuing both, you are invited to write one essay for each committee (total of two). 
Each essay has a limit of two pages. Please do not repeat the essay prompts as your titles and in your responses. Use A4 paper size, Times New Roman, 12pt, single space and normal margins. The 2-page limit does not include references.


·    Head of State

Indonesia is currently undergoing rapid transformation.  Based on the report by a management consulting company, Indonesia has the potential to surpass Germany and the UK to be the world’s seventh-largest economy by 2030. Along with growing economic clout comes the opportunity to step up in the international stage. This has been shown by an increase in leadership roles by the Indonesian president in many international fora, the most recent being co-chair of the "Post-2015 Development Agenda". The Government of Indonesia will face a wide range of policy choices in deciding how best to serve their citizens yet still show itself as a global leader in the issue. If you were the President of Indonesia in 2014; How would you exercise Indonesia’s growing importance as an international player? What national and global policies would you support to make this happen? How can these policies shape the post-2015 Development Agenda?

·   Sherpa

The role of the G20 has been shadowed by the other forum in or outside of the forum such as BRIC, G8, APEC, etc due to its informal and flexible nature. To mitigate this, many have voiced the idea of expanding its size by adding some other countries / organizations. Explain your opinion about what kind of roles and strategies that Indonesia should take in facing this situation and how can thoses strategies impact our national interest?

·   Minister of Finance

The Indonesian Rupiah has depreciated by 6% year to date and is becoming one of the worst performing currencies in the region, partly due to four straight quarters of current account deficit (CAD).  Given that the Indonesian economy is currently in expansionary mode, do you think that CAD is necessarily bad?  What would you do as Minister of Finance to manage the imbalances so that Indonesia's economic growth continues strong and sustained? 

·  Minister of Economy

In this period of gloomy economic environment, the slowdown of economic activities in developed, emerging and developing countries has continued. This condition is exacerbated by rising income inequality problems, uncertainty in the outcome of Europe sovereign debt crisis, increasing protectionism measures among countries, as well as uncertainty in labour market. Please elaborate policy mix that Indonesia could take to deal with these challenges and explain what kind of International cooperation is needed to counter these challenges.

·  Minister of Environment

Although the importance of sustainable economic growth is often addressed in the G20, booming industries come with negative environmental externalities. As a nation with progressive economic growth in the G20, Indonesia is obliged to mitigate these negative impacts to the environment. Name and elaborate some of your innovative recommendations to Indonesia and the types of partnerships Indonesia can build with other G20 members, both for short-term and long-term, to alleviate this issue.

·   Minister of Development

Indonesia has many interminable development problems like other developing countries. But as a member of G20 and the largest economy in ASEAN, we are required to think beyond ourselves.  Indonesia, however, is the only G20 nation that does not have its own Official Development Assistance (ODA) body. If you become the Minister of National Development and Planning, what policy mix would you establish to reflect our increasingly global strategic position in addressing development agenda concerning ODA issues. 


We are looking for thoughtful, well-structured, creative and logical responses written in clear English. Due to page restrictions, we are not looking for a highly detailed essay (details are still needed though, to support your arguments). This exercise is especially designed to assess how well each candidate formulates his/her strategies, based on previous knowledge or research.

Save the word doc (the one we sent to your emails) to a .pdf file and rename it to
“2013 Essay_YourFullName_FirstMinisterialPos_SecondMinisterialPos(if applicable)

2013 Essay_SafrianAdamFarizi_HeadofState_Environment   or
2013 Essay_MarshaSugana_Finance

Email the document to with the same subject line as the document name.

We highly prohibit plagiarism; all essays should include references when it's necessary, please state clearly the sources. We will grade the essays based on coherence, cohesion, creativity, analytical thinking, originality, and English skills. 

Please submit your essay by November 26th, 2012 at 23.59 WIB the latest. 

We will be announcing selected applicants who advance to the final round of selection on December 9th, 2012Congratulations and we are looking forward to reading your essays!

All inquiries should be addressed to and we will respond within 1-2 business days.

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