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Call for Application: Better Understanding for a Better World (BUBW) Conference 2015

Better Understanding for a Better World (BUBW) Conference 2015 is to be held on December 2nd -6 th 2015 will take place in Islamic State University (UIN) Yogyakarta Convention Hall, Indonesia calling youths/young professionals all around the world to participate. It will emphasize on grouping for optimal diversity, discussing issues intensively, presenting cultural performances, visiting Indonesian cultural and religious sites, engaging in fun activities meant to strengthen ties of friendship, and also including competitive paper presentations.These actions will inspire the general public and demonstrate that the youth of today will not sit by silently and watch the current conflicts but also bravely speak up a powerful symbolic voice.
Better Understanding for a Better World (BUBW) Conference began in 2006 with an annual conference Orlando, FL.  This conferences were developed to give American high school students and international exchange students currently studying in the US the opportunity to meet students of diverse faiths and culture background. They have been tremendously successful each year and the students benefit in ways that are truly impressive.
Youth are the hope of each nation, and the future of the world’s civilization is soon to rest in their hands. The most pressing issue they face today is how to view the “other”, people who are different from you. CECF aims to transcend the fear of the “other” through multicultural and interfaith dialogue and mutual respect and understanding.
The participants are expected to be 18-30 years old (Call for Application) and NO AGE LIMIT (Call for Paper) highly motivated individual, who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement and extracurricular activities.
  • Participants can be from any region in Indonesia and other country.
  • Proficient in English.
  • The participants should have a strong interest in interfaith and global understanding, pluralism, global citizenship, conflict resolution, and sustainable development.
  • The participant are suggested to have a proven track record of previous and current activities on interfaith and global understanding, pluralism, global citizenship, conflict resolution, and sustainable development.
  • Indicate a serious interest in learning about Indonesia with its pluralism.
  • Be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful and inquisitive.
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in the Better Understanding for Better World 2015 program.
  • Be comfortable and prepared to share living accommodations, able to make adjustment to cultural and social practices different from those of their home country.
  • International participants are highly recommended to have passports
Better Understanding of Better World Indonesia open two different ways of registration, which are Call for Application and Call for Paper. Participants from Call for Application will need to submit online application only. Meanwhile, participants have responsibility to pay all accommodation during the conference and transportation from home to Yogyakarta. There will be no registration fee. If participants apply for , they must submit online application form and paper related with our theme. Five best papers will be invited to the conference and present their ideas to BUBW conference. Chosen participants will not need to pay fee for accommodation during in Yogyakarta.
The deadline for call for applications is November 20, 2015.
The deadline for call for paper is October 20, 2015. for more details : http://www.bubwindonesia.com/
newnewnewposterAfter passing so many challenges these past few months, finally Better Understanding for a Better World-Indonesia Project receives YES Alumni Small Grant this year. The project was initiated by ten youths, mostly YES 2011-2013 intake alumni, who want to pass the priceless values and experiences they had got when they participated in BUBW Conferences during their exchange years. This year’s grand theme is “Better Understanding as a Grand Tool to Face the World and South East Asia Challenge” shows that better understanding is the key to create and maintain peace among nations, as well as the first and big step to create a better world.
BUBW-Indonesia gains many supports from Civilizations Exchange and Corporation Foundation, AFS-Bina Antarbudaya Indonesia and Yogyakarta Chapter, Islamic State University of Sunan Kalijaga, and Search for Common Ground, as well as Glocal Khabar and Studio Thinker as media partners.
Currently there are about 70 active volunteers consisted of YES and non-YES alumni from various universities such as NYU Abu Dhabi, UGM, UNY, UAJY, UIN, STTNAS, Binus University, ITB, Unpad, Unpar, Unair, Undip, Sampoerna University, and President University working together making the project happen. This project is purely a voluntary project; therefore to add more resources, BUBW-Indonesia volunteers is opened to other support and partnership.
Contact: Muhammad Carlos            Eva Rahayu
                 lalucarlos@gmail.com      eva.rahayu@hotmail.com
Bina Antarbudaya Chapter Yogyakarta, Jl. KH. Ahmad Dahlan No. 29, Yogyakarta 55122                                                                   www.bubwindonesia.com


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