Engaging the leaders of tomorrow: From Darwin to Kupang

This unique addition to the 2015 CAUSINDY Program will highlight the importance of cross-cultural education and leadership by engaging high school and university students of the territory. As current leaders, the delegates will have the opportunity to share their lessons learned from existing engagement in the bilateral relationship.

Topics for discussion include the value of studying Indonesian, in-country study, and the lessons delegates have learned in their careers so far.

Following the session, there will be an informal off-site web-conference between the delegates and high school students from Kupang, East Indonesia, who are part of the BRIDGE Schools Program. This smaller session will be conducted in Bahasa Indonesia, and will focus on pathways for Indonesian students to engage in the bilateral relationship.

This event is open to senior secondary students, members of AIYA Darwin, members of PPIA Darwin, CDU students in the Northern Territory. The event will be live streamed via video conferencing to the CDU Alice Springs campus, and made available to the public via the CAUSINDY website.

Register your school →

Registration closes on Friday 11 September — places are available on a first come, first served basis.

Participants in the Darwin event are invited to join CAUSINDY delegates, speakers and team members for lunch following the event. Senior secondary students and CDU students based in Alice Springs are welcome to register to attend the live webstream event (details TBC).

Event details

Tuesday, 22 September — 10.30am to 12.30pm


Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University (Open to regi

Alice Springs

Location TBC

Moderator Self Rumbewas is a final year law student (Juris Doctor) at the University of New South Wales. He is an alumnus of the University of Sydney where he completed an Honours degree in Indonesian and Malay Studies. Self’s interest in the bilateral relationship is exhibited by 18 months work experience as an Australian Volunteer for International Development (AVID) at Syah Kuala University, Banda Aceh between 2010 and 2011. Uniquely, Self possesses an intimate pathfinder’s knowledge of the Indonesian archipelago, having toured the length of the country’s landmass from Sabang to Merauke by motorcycle.