Bali Civil Society and Media Forum (BCSMF) 2020: “Civil Resilience: Activisms during the Pandemic Covid-19”

19 - 20 October 2020
19 October 2020, 12.30 - 16.10 & 20 October 2020, 14.00 - 18.10 (All Bali time - GMT+8)

The Government of Indonesia will convene the 13th Bali Democracy Forum (13th BDF) in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, in December 2020. The BDF that was established in 2008 aimed to create a progressive democratic architecture in the Asia and the Pacific region. In the past decades, the Forum facilitated dialogues on sharing experiences and best practices among the participating countries from various regions in managing diversity that encourages equality, mutual understanding, and respect.

International IDEA will contribute to the Bali Civil Society and Media Forum (BCSMF), 19-20 October 2020, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in collaboration with the Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) who are supported by various Indonesian and international partners as a part of Road to Bali Democracy Forum 13th. BCSMF 2020 will be attended by representatives of civil society organizations and media from various countries.

In line with the theme of the 13th BDF of 2020, “Democracy and Pandemic: Challenges from COVID-19 Experiences”, the theme of BCSMF 2020 is “Civil Resilience: Activisms during the Pandemic Covid-19”.

International IDEA's Head of Democracy Assessments, Annika Silva-Leander, will be speaking in Session 1 on Day 1 (19 October) on the latest findings of the Global COVID-19 Monitor and the Global State of Democracy Indices.

On Day 2, 20 October, the Regional Director for Asia & the Pacific, Leena Rikkilä Tamang, will be chairing Session 3 entitled "Elections during Pandemic: Agenda for Political Resilience" and Adhy Aman, Senior Programme Manager - Asia & the Pacific, will be speaking in the same session about the effects of the pandemic on elections in Asia. 


Partner Organizations/collaborators: 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia; Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD)

Mr Fattah Hardiwinangun: <> 

Ms Isana Mandasari: <>