2019 International Forum in Solo will be running for a week in the city of Solo. Most activities are open to public with prior registration. Simultaneous interpretation between English and Bahasa Indonesia will be available for plenary sessions. The main language to be used during the Forum is English.

  • - Thematic Site Visits
  • - Public Forum
  • - Mayors’ Symposium

Simultaneous Interpretation will be available (Bahasa Indonesia and English) for Plenary Sessions.

Day 0

Monday, August 19
All day

Arrival of Speakers and Invited Participants

Accomodation at The Sunan Hotel

Jl. A. Yani No.40, Kerten, Laweyan, Kota Surakarta
Jawa Tengah 57143, Indonesia

Day 1

Thematic Field Visit

Tuesday, August 20
8:00am - 1:00pm
Field Experience

Thematic Site Visits (by invitation only)

Locating Sustainability in Solo and Its Communities

  • Facilitated by Kota Kita
  • Solo Vicinity
    3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Executive Meeting

    Meeting of Conveners


  • Prof. Surichai Wun ‘Gaeo, Chulalongkorn University
  • Dr. Toshiyuki Doi, Mekong Watch
  • Mr. Ted Mayer, Institute of Transformative Learning, INEB
  • Dr. Dicky Sofjan, ICRS
  • Ms. Michiko Yoshida, Chulalongkorn University
  • Mr. Ahmad Rifai, Kota Kita Foundation
  • The Sunan Hotel

    Art Exhibition Opening

    Urban Landscape, Our Communities

    Opening address by Dr. Dicky Sofjan, Core Doctoral Faculty, ICRS

    View Booklet
    The Sunan Hotel
    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Opening Ceremony

    Welcome Address

  • Mr. F.X. Hadi Rudyatmo, Mayor of Surakarta (Solo)
  • Mr. Ahmad Rifai, Executive Director, Kota Kita Foundation
  • Dr. Nualnoi Treerat, Director, Institute of Asian Studies (IAS), Chulalongkorn University
  • Reception and Cultural Performance

  • Hosted by City of Surakarta
  • Loji Gandrung

    Day 2

    Public Forum

    Wednesday, August 21
    Plenary Session


    Civic Engagement 4.0: Creating an Innovative Platform

    Venue: Ballroom II

    MC: Ms. Michiko Yoshida, Chulalongkorn University

    Welcome Address

  • Prof. Surichai Wun’Gaeo, Professor Emeritus; Director, Peace and Conflict Studies Center, CU

  • Keynote Speech: Youth Leadership toward People-Centered Society

  • SPEAKER I Prof. Michael Northcott, Professor of Religion and Ecology
  • The Good City? From the City as Cradle of Civilisation to the Sustainable Cities of Tomorrow

  • SPEAKER II Prof. Melani Budianta, Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities

  • SPEAKER III Ms. Angkie Yudistia, Chief Executive Officer of Thisable Enterprise
  • The Role of Technology in Empowering Persons with Disabilities in The Formal and Informal Sectors

    Plenary Session
    Venue: Ballroom II

    Civic Engagement 4.0: Overview

    Building on: From Yogya and Bangkok to Solo

    Facilitated by
  • Dr. Toshiyuki Doi, Senior Advisor, Mekong Watch, Japan; Academic Advisor, Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University
  • Mr. Ted Mayer, Academic Director, Institute of Transformative Learning, International Network for Engaged Buddhists (INEB), Thailand
  • Associate Professor Dr. Yeoh Seng Guan, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia
  • 10:00am

    Group Photo and Coffee Break

    Parallel Session I

    Mobility in the Changing Landscape of Southeast Asia

    Venue: Ballroom I


  • Dr. Ratchada Jayagupta, Asian Research Center for Migration, Inst. of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University
  • Presenter

  • Ms. Rizqa Hidayani, Kota Kita Foundation
  • Dr. Keo Piseth, Director, Center for Sustainable Development Studies, Asian Vision Institute, Cambodia
  • Dr. Vissia Ita Yulianto, Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Showcasing Innovative Products for Urban Living

    Venue: Wiryowidagdo I


  • Dr. Leonard Chrysostomos, ICRS
  • Presenters

  • Awardees of “Sustainable, Just, Smart Urban Living Innovation Award”
  • Ms. Sri Yusnita Irda Sari
  • Mr. Yudhis Thiro Kabul Yunior
  • Discussants

  • Mr. Muhammad Ismail, Sasana Inklusi dan Gerakan Advokasi Difabel – SIGAB Indonesia [Inclusive Forum and Advocacy for Diffable in Indonesia]
  • Dr. Dian Arymami, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Dr. Wahju Satrio Wibowo, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana
  • Education 4.0: Knowledge, Innovation and Civic Engagement toward Global Leadership

    Venue: Ballroom II


  • Dr. Sachi Ando, Office of Global Education, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
  • Presenter

  • Dr. Wasana Wongsurawat, Deputy Director, IAS, Chulalongkorn University
  • Dr. Chhaeng Vannarith, President, Asian Vision Institute, Cambodia
  • Dr. Chatchawan Chaisuekul, Dept. of Biology, Chulalongkorn University
  • Discussant

  • Dr. Wasana Wongsurawat
  • Beyond Waste Management - Citizen Participation in the Use of Resources

    Venue: Wiryowidagdo II


  • Dr. Kohei Watanabe, Teikyo University, Japan
  • Presenters

  • Dr. Kusumaningdyah Nurul Handayani, Urban Rural Design and Conservation Laboratory, Department of Architecture, Sebelas Maret University
  • Prof. Tomoko Okayama, Taisho University, Japan
  • Mr. Supardi Asmorobangun, Rumah Kompos, Bali
  • Ms. Penchom Saetang, Director, Ecological Alert and Recovery, Thailand
  • 00:30pm

    Lunch Break

    Parallel Session II

    Memory as Resilience: Inter-spatial and generational Transmission of Disaster Experience to Build a Sustainable Society

    Venue: Wiryowidagdo II


  • Dr. Toshiyuki Doi, Mekong Watch
  • Ms. Hiroko Aihara, Japan Perspective News Inc.
  • Ms. Mariko Komatsu, Hiroshima University
  • Resource Person

  • Ms. Keiko Takahashi, Hutaba Info., Fukushima, Japan
  • Ms. Mayu Seto, Former Youth Communicator, “World without Nuclear Weapons”
  • Ms. Kuniko Watanabe, Board member/staff, ANT-Hiroshima
  • Mr. Totok Pratopo, Pemerti Kali Code (River Forum)
  • Komunitas Wayang Sampah, Solo (TBC)
  • Workshop

    Civic Engagement, a Strategic Lens

    Venue: Ballroom I


  • Ms. Elodie Jacquet, Manager of Knowledge and Practice, Dialogue and Civic Engagement Program, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Resource Person

  • Mr. Ahyani, City of Surakarta Regional Secretary
  • Dr. Chhaeng Vannarith, President, Asian Vision Institute, Cambodia
  • Workshop

    Urban Farming: Steps toward Food Safety, Security and Sovereignty

    Venue: Ballroom II


  • Ms. Supa Yaimuang, Sustainable Agriculture Foundation, Thailand
  • Resource Person

  • Mr. Bjorn Low, Director, Citizen Farm, Singapore
  • Mr. Aryo Wiryawan, CEO, Indmira; Founder of Jala
  • Ms. Varangkanang Nimhutta, Sustainable Agriculture Foundation, Thailand
  • Workshop

    Listening Partnerships Living Fully and Leading with Integrity in a Time of Crisis

    Venue: Wiryowidagdo II


  • Mr. Ted Mayer, Institute of Transformative Learning (INEB)
  • Assistant Facilitators

  • Ms. Khudoh, Metta Development Foundation, Myanmar
  • Ms. Dewi Martina, Muhammadiyah University in Riau
  • 4:00pm

    Coffee Break

    4:15pm - 5.15pm
    Plenary Session

    Synthesis Building Linkages with Strategic Partners

    Ballroom II

    Day 3

    Mayors' Symposium

    Thursday, August 22
    Plenary Session

    Opening: Co-Designing Sustainable, Just and Smart Urban Living”

    Venue: Syailendra Ballroom

    Welcome Address

  • Dr. Siti Syamsiyatun, Director, ICRS
  • Award giving ceremony “Sustainable, Just and Smart Urban Living Innovation Award

    Roundtable: Mayors’ Innovation Pitch


  • Mr. H. Ahyar Abduh, Mayor of Mataram (Nusa Tenggara Barat)
  • Mrs. Hj. Badingah, S.sos., Regent of Gunung Kidul (Yogyakarta)
  • Mr. F.X. Hadi Rudyatmo, Mayor of Surakarta (Central Java)
  • Mr. H. Ibnu Sina, S.Pi., M.Si., Mayor of Banjarmasin (South Kalimantan)
  • Dr. H. Najmul Akhyar, S.H., M.H., Regent of Lombok Utara (Nusa Tenggara Barat)
  • Dr.(H.C.) Ir. Tri Rismaharini, M.T.*, Mayor of Surabaya (East Java)
  • Thailand

  • Mr. Pongsak Yingchoncharoen, Mayor of Yala City Municipality
  • Facilitators

  • Dr. Siti Syamsiyatun, Director, ICRS
  • Dr. Dicky Sofjan, ICRS
  • Mr. Ahmad Rifai, Kota Kita Foundation
  • The Sunan Hotel
    * To be confirmed

    Coffee Break - Press Conference with City Mayors

    Ballroom III

    Mayors’ Interface with Civil Society (Part I)

    Inclusive and Sustainable City


  • Ms. Risnawati Utami, Founder OHANA Indonesia and The UN CRPD Committee 2019-2022
  • Dr. Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi*, Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governance Asia Pacific
  • Dr. Sukanda Luangon Lewis, Project Director, Development of Creative Tourism, Chulalongkorn University
  • Dr. Arif Maftuhin, Lecturer, Ketua Pusat Layanan Disabilitas (Head of Center for Disability Service), UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta
  • Responses from mayors


  • Dr. Leonard Chrysostomos, Core Doctoral Faculty, ICRS
  • The Sunan Hotel
    * To be confirmed

    Lunch Break


    Mayors’ Interface with Civil Society (Part II)

    Faith and Human Dignity in the City


  • Dr. Elise Edwards, Baylor University, United States
  • Dr. Jeanny Dewayani, ICRS
  • Prof. Michael Northcott, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Ilyas Mohammed, Lecturer in Criminology and Security, University of Liverpool, Singapore
  • Responses from mayors


  • Associate Professor Dr. Yeoh Seng Guan, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia
  • The Sunan Hotel

    Coffee Break


    Mayors’ Symposium Synthesis

    The Sunan Hotel

    Solo Forum Wrap Up

    Civic Engagement 4.0: A Call for Action

    Closing Ceremony

    The Sunan Hotel

    Day 4

    Closed Event

    Friday, August 23
    9:00am - 11:00am
    Closed Event

    Solo Community Cycling Visit with the Mayor of Surakarta (for invited participants only)

  • Hosted by the City Government of Solo
  • Adjourn and departure of participants