SAAI to Come Back with SDGs Workshop

After the Sakura Science Alumni Indonesia (SAAI) event in December 2022, new SAAI coordinators are venturing out to strengthen member engagement, and to design their independent activity. According to the new coordinators, SAAI will hold a serial SDGs online session in two parts.

The first part focusing on digital education will be on July 29-July 30. The second part focusing on low carbon society will be on August 5-August 6. Please watch out for future announcements! As a step to meet and connect with key figures in Indonesia-Japan relationship, SAAI visited the Embassy of Japan in Jakarta. Below is the uplifting report we received from SAAI:

SAAI’s Roadshow Visit to The Embassy of Japan in Indonesia

Topic: Partnership Discussion between SAAI and the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia.
Date: March 31, 2023
Time: 16:00 – 17:15 Jakarta Time (75 minutes)
Place: The Embassy of Japan in Indonesia
Attendees (offline):

1. Mr. Hisamichi Yamazaki (First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Indonesia and Mission of Japan to the ASEAN).
2. Baits Dehana (President of SAAI 2022-2023)
3. Livia Liannasari (Coordinator for SAAI’s Event and Project 2022-2023)
4. Andi Muhammad Nur Fitrah Syamsul (Coordinator for SAAI's Social Media 2022-2023)
5. Kadek Hendra Darmawan (Former President of SAAI 2021-2022)

I. Introduction of Sakura Alumni Association in Indonesia

The roadshow visit started with the introduction of SAAI by Mr Baits Dehana. It was a cheerful and insightful moment. Mr Baits explained the vision and missions of SAAI. The session continued with a brief explanation of SAAI’s work programmes for the following months.

II. SAAI’s 2023 Event and Projects Explanation

On this occasion, Ms Livia Liannasari described the details of SAAI’s future projects and their purposes. Followed by an explanation of potential partnership opportunities and plans. She mentioned how SAAI is looking forward to collaborate with the embassy in launching future activities and hopes for the success of every project’s implementation.

III. Discussion and Negotiation Session

Mr Hisamichi Yamazaki as the First Secretary at the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia gave welcoming and positive comments. It was such an engaging session. Alongside the others, Mr Andi Syamsul and Mr Kadek Hendra also partake in the fruitful discussion with the embassy. Thus, the embassy agreed to support SAAI’s future projects and is willing to help its publicities.

Since 2019, SAAI has been one of the most active alumni groups of Sakura Science Club and has designed cozy online meets like SAAI TALK, alongside original activities like the science essay competition, an online lecture on collaborative research under funding frameworks like e-Asia and SATREPS. The different generations of coordinators have come up with bright ideas and helped the alumni network stay connected.