MISS 1 The Power of Sports Diplomacy: How we can grow Indonesia-Australia relations

03/3/2022 04:00 pm 03/3/2022 05:00 pm Australia/Melbourne MISS 1 The Power of Sports Diplomacy: How we can grow Indonesia-Australia relations

Speakers: Robbie Gaspar and Ana Surjanto

Sport is a mechanism that brings people together and advances the understanding of each other whilst minimising tensions. It can bring about positive change and build relationships across borders while also underpinning the health and wellbeing of communities. With Indonesia's population exceeding 275 million, sports offer Indonesia and Australia an excellent opportunity to promote and develop closer relations post COVID-19. The majority of Australians are unaware that our nearest neighbour has an immense passion for sport. This immense passion for sport in Indonesia offers Australia a valuable platform to build long-lasting people-to-people links by breaking through cultural misunderstandings and leveraging our sporting interests, associated social values, and geographical location. The Australian Government has also recognised this is a fundamental approach in developing stronger people-to-people links, developmental, cultural, trade, investment, and tourism opportunities with their second sports diplomacy strategy, "Sports Diplomacy 2030".

Robbie Gaspar
Robbie Gaspar was the first Australian footballer to play professionally in Indonesia. He played in Indonesia for almost eight years, including playing for Indonesia’s most prestigious football club, Persib Bandung. Robbie is fluent in Indonesian and has just completed a post-grad degree in International Relations at the University of Western Australia. Robbie is passionate about sharing the benefits of sport and for the last few years has been attending schools, talking about his experiences in Indonesia and the benefits of learning Indonesian.

Ana Surjanto
Ana Surjanto is Indonesia's first woman AFL accredited coach. She has made it her mission in life to inspire women throughout Indonesia to pursue higher education and become active in sport. Ana runs a footy coaching clinic for over 100 girls in Java and sees firsthand the positive impact sport can have on women and girls.

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MISS 1 - The Power of Sports Diplomacy

Event Details

Date:
3 March 2022 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue:
Hybrid event, Matheson Library, Meeting Room L1.02, Clayton Campus & via Zoom

Description

Speakers: Robbie Gaspar and Ana Surjanto

Sport is a mechanism that brings people together and advances the understanding of each other whilst minimising tensions. It can bring about positive change and build relationships across borders while also underpinning the health and wellbeing of communities. With Indonesia's population exceeding 275 million, sports offer Indonesia and Australia an excellent opportunity to promote and develop closer relations post COVID-19. The majority of Australians are unaware that our nearest neighbour has an immense passion for sport. This immense passion for sport in Indonesia offers Australia a valuable platform to build long-lasting people-to-people links by breaking through cultural misunderstandings and leveraging our sporting interests, associated social values, and geographical location. The Australian Government has also recognised this is a fundamental approach in developing stronger people-to-people links, developmental, cultural, trade, investment, and tourism opportunities with their second sports diplomacy strategy, "Sports Diplomacy 2030".

Robbie Gaspar
Robbie Gaspar was the first Australian footballer to play professionally in Indonesia. He played in Indonesia for almost eight years, including playing for Indonesia’s most prestigious football club, Persib Bandung. Robbie is fluent in Indonesian and has just completed a post-grad degree in International Relations at the University of Western Australia. Robbie is passionate about sharing the benefits of sport and for the last few years has been attending schools, talking about his experiences in Indonesia and the benefits of learning Indonesian.

Ana Surjanto
Ana Surjanto is Indonesia's first woman AFL accredited coach. She has made it her mission in life to inspire women throughout Indonesia to pursue higher education and become active in sport. Ana runs a footy coaching clinic for over 100 girls in Java and sees firsthand the positive impact sport can have on women and girls.

Register now

In person: MISS 1 - The Power of Sports Diplomacy Tickets, Thu 03/03/2022 at 4:00 pm | Eventbrite
Online: MISS 1 - The Power of Sports Diplomacy Tickets, Thu 03/03/2022 at 4:00 pm | Eventbrite

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MISS 1 - The Power of Sports Diplomacy