EAST JAVA-JEMBER, May 13, 2018. Explore the potential of youth in Jember, AIESEC in Universitas Jember held Youth Speak Forum 2.0 with the theme “Activating Youth Potential in Jember for Economic Social Development Through Digitalization”. The purpose of the Youth Speak Forum is not only to provide insight to youth in Jember, but also aim to provide new insight that will be useful for youth who wants to build their own Start Up. Youth Speak Forum 2.0 takes the theme of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) number 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and SDGs number 17 (Partnership for the Goals).
By looking at today’s development, proving that technology plays an important role to make Indonesia better, especially Jember. But unfortunately in Jember today the utilization of technology is still very low compared with other cities in Indonesia. For this reason, the Youth Speak This year is entitled “Activating Youth Potential in Jember for Economic Social Development Through Digitalization” which aimed to increase the sensitivity of youth in Jember to be able to take advantage of technology development in the world today.
Youth Speak Forum 2.0 was held at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social and Political Science on Saturday, May 13, 2018. In this event AIESEC in Universitas Jember presents three highly competent speakers in its field. Among them are: Anggis Dinda Pratiwi Head of Public Relation at YOI, Ryan Daniel Pakpahan National Head of Intership AIESEC Indonesia, and Axel Giovanni Gus – Ning Jember 2015.
In this Youth Speak Forum participants not only sit quietly and listening to the material but also actively and critically being attentive as they were really concern to prepare theirself for facing future challenges with technology, which done with a workshop session where the participants can create their own project idea idea to be able to make Indonesia even Jember becomes better.
In the workshop we discussed three things that are considered important to be improved in terms of utilization of technology that consists of: Tourism, Trade, and Agroindustry. In this event the chairman of AIESEC in Jember University said that the city of Jember has a lot of potential, for example in terms of global tourism through Jember Fashion Carnival event, this resulting a good profit in many hotels, malls and other tourist areas in Jember. This kind of activities should be exist more in Jember, and we believe that youth has their powerful role to help the economic development in Jember through their creative ideas.