From left: H.E. Mr Kamapradipta Isnomo, Ambassador of Indonesia to Sweden, Dr Yayan Mulyana, Head of the Centre for Education and Training at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia.
The Centre for Education and Training (CET) of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International IDEA organized a training webinar on 27 April 2021, for 90+ Indonesian diplomats on the challenges and opportunities to democracy in the world's key regions. The webinar was part of an initiative that International IDEA offers to its Member States with training modules on a variety of democracy topics for their Diplomatic Training Programmes.
In their welcome remarks, the Ambassador of Indonesia to Sweden, Mr Kamapradipta Isnomo, and the Secretary-General of International IDEA, Dr Kevin Casas-Zamora, both underlined the value of the long-standing cooperation between Indonesia and International IDEA. Dr Casas-Zamora emphasized that 'Indonesia plays a central role in defending and developing democracy in the Asia and Pacific region and globally'.
Dr Yayan Mulyana, Head of the CET, moderated the training webinar which saw discussions about how diplomats can make use of the Global State of Democracy report and data in the work to monitor democratic trends. Diplomats and International IDEA experts also discussed the links between democracy and economic performance, the impact of Covid-19 on electoral processes and what the pandemic has meant for democracies worldwide.