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NIF in ASEAN Youth Summit (AYS) 2020

- an event organised by London School of Economics Student Union (LSESU) ASEAN Society & King's College London (KCL) ASEAN Society -

@London School of Economics (LSE), Strand

15 February 2020

Following success in co-hosting with KCL ASEAN Society earlier in January, Nusantara Innovation Forum (NIF) was invited again to support their flagship annual event together with LSESU ASEAN Society: ASEAN Youth Summit (AYS). This event aimed to inspire future leaders of Southeast Asia across economic, political, and social sectors. It provided an opportunity for world-class speakers and students to discuss recent challenges, trends, and opportunities in the region.

This year's theme, Makers of Tomorrow, was designed around inequality, sustainability and technology. NIF co-planned the technology and inequality panels. We had Haikal Pribadi, CEO and Founder of Grakn, a tech company that builds an intelligent database using artificial intelligence, and Ahmad Yuniarto, Chairman and Founder of Biru Peduli Foundation, a philanthropic organisation in Indonesia which helps marginalised children to get access to education.

Picture 1. Haikal Pribadi (second from the right), CEO and Founder of Grakn, sat in the Technology panel.

Figure 2. Ahmad Yuniarto (first from the left), Chairman and Founder of Biru Peduli Foundation, sat in the Inequality panel.

Figure 3. From left to right: Haikal Pribadi, Rizal Ang (NIF Core Committee), Ahmad Yuniarto, and Lilis Iskandar (NIF President) with a friend of us trying to photo-bomb :P

Overall, it was a wrap! At least sixty participants, mostly students, joined the lively panel discussions. Many were interested in getting to know NIF; some even asked about internship opportunities. Well, we are crafting the programme, so please stay tuned!

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