39 selected youths and cities got involved with full support from the Ministry to build communities in respective regions.
In commemoration of the 90th Youth Pledge Day, the Indonesian Ministry of Youth and Sports (Kemenpora) through the Deputy Ministry of Youth Development awarded 39 Indonesian young achievers and 20 cities focusing on the lives of youth, or “Kota Layak Pemuda”, on Monday (10/29) at Balai Samudera Kelapa Gading, Jakarta. Entitled “Bangun Pemuda, Satukan Indonesia,” the youth award was attended by Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports, Imam Nahrawi; Deputy Minister of Youth Development, Asrorun Ni’am Sholeh; the Echelon Iand II of Kemenpora; Deputy of the Coordinating Ministry of Human Development & Cultural Affairs; as well as regents and mayors throughout Indonesia.
“Through this award, the government reinforced their commitment to young generations, particularly towards youth developments in the country. They were selected through a strict, tiered and comprehensive selection for the past few months, which has been going on since the beginning of 2018,” said Asrorun Ni’am Sholeh, Deputy of Youth Ministry of Youth and Sport Development.
The 39 outstanding youths were then selected through their contribution in building the city and community. Divided into several categories, they include:
- Pemuda Pelopor, or young pioneers, in education; the first winner was chosen from West Sulawesi through the development of the education village.
- Pemuda Pelopor, or young pioneers, in natural resources, environment, and tourism; the first winner were from West Sumatera, after preserving mangroves and coral reefs in his city.
- Pemuda Pelopor, or young pioneers, in technological innovation was won by DKI Jakarta, through a creation of new application to overcome waste disposal problem.
- Pemuda Pelopor, or young pioneers, in food sector, as well as religion and culture, were achieved by West Sumatera and East Java’s youths.
Other categories of young achiever awards comprise of outstanding entrepreneurs in food and culinary, trade and services; top drivers of high-achieving entrepreneurs; international young achievers, and young achievers with disabilities.
Kemenpora also sets standardization to improve the quality of young generation, one of which is through 20 chosen cities of “Kota Layak Pemuda”. The main goal of setting specific cities’ criteria is to ensure all young people from age 16 to 30 years can get access to develop their potential, as stipulated in the Act and Regulation of the Minister of Youth and Sports No.11 of 2017.
Selection process of “Kota Layak Pemuda” were based on specific criteria, such as local government regulations of youth services, budgeting and facilitation, youth activities, program availability, and infrastructure for youth organizing. Split into three categories, top winners of each Utama, Madya, and Pratama’s categories are Sumenep Regency in East Java; Jeneponto Regency in South Sulawesi; and Pamekasan Regency in East Java.
Young generations play an important role as agents of change in their community. “Therefore, all youths in Indonesia should be focusing on intellectual, high-integrity, and express the character of true leaders. These things are highly important to embrace any opportunities and challenges faced in Indonesia, by upholding the values of the national unity,” said Imam Nahrawi, Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports. “Furthermore, we are now facing the demographic, in which the population of productive age is much larger than the less productive population. This will bring new advantages for Indonesia to optimize all the potentials.”
Demographic bonus occurs when the number of productive age (15-64 years) reaches 70% of the total population. In other words, this 70% will be seen as life supporters of 30% of non-productive age (under 15 years of age above 65 years). According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS), the demographic bonus in Indonesia will reach the peak in 2025-2030.
“Unlike any other countries, Indonesia is heading toward a demographic bonus. We need to optimize the potential through intensive youth coaching and encourage them to contribute more in community organizations. We will build a strong character of leaders, thus Indonesia will gain most-respected recognition in the world,” added Asrorun Ni’am Sholeh.
BIAL Foundation Launch New Nobel-Style Award in Biomedicine
The BIAL Foundation has announced the launch of the inaugural BIAL Award in Biomedicine. Worth €300,000, the new award will recognise high quality, scientifically relevant research in the biomedical field published as of 1st January 2010. The award will be granted bi-annually from 2019 onwards.
The BIAL Foundation was created in Portugal in 1994, to foster scientific study through a series of awards and grants. Since its establishment, the Foundation has recognised nearly 100 written works through its awards programme and supported 614 projects through its grants.
The BIAL Award in Biomedicine has been created to extend the scope of the BIAL Foundation’s activity and to acknowledge the most notable and relevant discoveries in that field around the world. The award has the support of the President of the Portuguese Republic, the Council of Rectors of the Portuguese Universities and the European Medical Association.
The Award winner will be selected by an independent jury made up of 14 leading international scientific experts. This will include two members appointed by the European Research Council, two by the European Medical Association, two by the Council of Rectors of the Portuguese Universities, and two from prominent international scientific journals, The Lancet and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Two further members have been chosen from the scientific board of the BIAL Foundation and two others are previous winners of BIAL Awards.
To be considered for the award, scientific works must be nominated by voting members of the jury, members of the scientific board of the BIAL Foundation, previous BIAL Award winners or scientific societies. The jury may also invite other scientific institutions to submit proposals. Those interested in consideration for the award should apply via these channels. Entries will be accepted from 1st January 2019, with a deadline of 30th June 2019. The award winner will be announced in the first quarter of 2020.
“This novel and unique award will recognize the most outstanding and relevant discoveries made in the biomedical field in recent years. The broad scope of the award will make judging an exciting and challenging process and it is one that we are all looking forward to,” said Jury President Professor Fernando Lopes da Silva, Emeritus Professor of the University of Amsterdam and scientific coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering programme at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.
“The BIAL Foundation is delighted to be launching this award which epitomises our commitment to recognising and enhancing academic and clinical research published in recent years. Our jurycomprises leading experts in their fields, who we are confident will thoroughly scrutinize the entries,to bestow the €300,000 award on a suitably deserving piece of research,” said Luís Portela, Founder and Chair of the BIAL Foundation.
To find out more about the BIAL Award in Biomedicine 2019 or the work of the BIAL Foundation, click here.
VVS Laxman, Kushboo Sundar and Swara Bhaskar Speak up About Social Media at India’s Biggest Social Media Summit
Social Media Summit happened a day before the grandeur event of Social Media Awards took place. On 9th of Nov, the summit had an overall delegation of 1000+ attendees with over 250+ social media influencers, 60 C-level Executives, 500+ Special Invitees, Teams from leading corporate in India, over 50+ Startup teams, students and social media awards nominees. The event was organised by VIRBI Media on behalf of AP Tourism. Social Media Summit celebrates the vibrancy and the diversity of the high impact content creators and celebrities and brings them together to have conversations around it about making it a more vibrant ecosystem.
The dignitaries present at Inauguration: Mr. Kollu Ravindra Hon. Minister for Skill Development and Youth Sports, Mr.Himanshu Shukla IAS – CEO of AP Tourism Govt. of AP, Mr. VVS Laxman – Cricketer. The dignitaries then activated the robot – MITRA, which in turn, announced the opening of the summit.
Converastions of the summit was intensified when eminent personalitis shared their views about sports, politics, trending hashtag movements on social media like #metoo.
VVS Laxman, Cricketer, in conversation with Siddharth Marupeddi, spoke about how social media is amplifying the sports fervor. When asked, “Why do you think millennials are into more of virtual gaming these days?” He said, “Well that’s there but getting on to the roads and playing is another level of experience”. He also mentioned that Virender Sehwag is his personal favourite because of his quirky social media presence.
Swara Bhaskar, Actor spoke about usage of ‘Social Media for Social Impact Movements’. When asked, “What if #metoo becomes just another social media tag from the film industry?” Swara commented, “See, harassment at workplace happens in every field and not just the industry. So let’s educate people that this is harassment and you have to open up. Let them know that there’s a way to raise their voice. Make sure a genuine problem is getting light on it.” She also mentioned that if she has to start a hashtag today, it would be #notohate as so much hatred is spewn over the social media platforms each day.
Kushboo Sundar Actor and Politician, spoke about ‘Social Media for Politics’ and how it can influence elections. When asked about the ‘Impact of Fake News on the elections and youth’ she said, “Fake News is a serious issue and herself were a target to it once when she got carried away with an article she saw on twitter.” She also comments, “Governments and people collectively have to work towards eradicating and not spreading fake news. Asked about – any social media strategy for elections? Kushboo says “we’ll be honest, give us a chance We’ll come with helplines and solve problems around all sectors.”
Alliance for Women in Media Honors Seven Female Leaders at Inaugural Gracies Leadership Awards
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) hosted its inaugural Gracies Leadership Awards luncheon, formerly called Women Who Lead, Tuesday, November 13 to a capacity crowd at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Keynote speaker Pam Oliver connected with the audience as she recounted her struggles and triumphs as a woman in the media industry. She spoke of winning a Gracie Award earlier this year and shared, “So many people asked me what it meant to me to receive a Gracie Award, and I always say it was really a career moment. I have received numerous awards that I am very proud of and grateful for, but the Gracie sits on my desk. It just gives me inspiration, and it says something about what women are able to accomplish.”
Seven female leaders in media were honored at the event. Highlights from their speeches include:
- The first honoree, Dara Altman, EVP and chief administrative officer, Sirius XM, said, “Women, Jews and all minorities of every kind do not have the same opportunities. Every day I try to ensure, however I can, that those unheard and under-observed people and voices are heard and that no one is told, like they told my mother, that she has no place at the table. I want to thank the Alliance for Women in Media for everything you do to make this a more inclusive industry and to shine a light on deserving women.”
- Lynn Beall, EVP and COO of media operations, TEGNA recognized the incredible work her team has done in today’s media climate. She said, “We’ve really tried, with the way the world is going today, to reinvent journalism. It has been the most challenging and messy time of my career because it’s hard. We’ve actually turned over our company to the best and brightest through innovation summits and pilots, and they have come up with content we could not have even imagined a couple of years ago.”
- Despite a big day in the news for CNN, honoree Allison Gollust, EVP and chief marketing officer, CNN, and Jeff Zucker, president, CNN were in attendance. During her acceptance, Gollust said, “There has never been a more important time in the news business to do what we do.”
- After thanking her “girl tribe” and husband, Jeanine Liburd, chief marketing & communications officer, BET Networks went on to say, “We can say everything that we want to say, but if we’re not doing the actions to make it happen then what’s the point? If you walk into a board room and everyone looks like you, you’re not being diverse and you’re not being inclusive. You’re not walking the walk.”
- In accepting the honor, Beth Neuhoff, president and CEO, Neuhoff Communications said, “We need to go out of this room and not just tell each other what we know, which is that having women in management, in the c-suite and on boards is good for cultural diversity, but you know what, it’s also great for investor returns. We need to show that and prove that, which we can…”
- Carole Robinson, chief communications officer, BuzzFeed addressed the importance of including men in the conversation about equality in the workplace. She said, “If we want to impact change we need to clarify what strong and equal representation is and how valuable it is to have everyone at the table. None of the rules have changed. The rules are the same ones we learned in fifth grade; we keep our hands to ourselves and treat others with respect.”
- Jo Ann Ross, president and chief advertising revenue officer, CBS said, “Founders of AWM were way ahead of their time understanding women have a lot to contribute and a lot to say. Many of us here have power and privilege, and what I believe is our responsibility, to help other women excel in this business.”
“Now more than ever before, we have a responsibility to create conversation and shine the spotlight on the success and progress of women in media,” said Heather Cohen, AWMF board member and EVP, The Weiss Agency. “We not only want to honor those deserving recognition but show the next generation what is possible. Our purpose at AWM is to bring intelligent, accomplished, dedicated women (and men) together to share ideas, experiences and some ‘you go, girls!'”
Sponsors of the event were:
Ford Motor Company, BET Networks, BuzzFeed, CBS Corporation, CNN, Cox Media Group, FOX Sports, Katz Media Group, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, Neuhoff Communications, SiriusXM, TEGNA, vCreative and WideOrbit.
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