DEMOGRAPHY FORUM 2017International ConferenceCall for PapersDemographic Dividend and Youth:
Opportunities, Challenges,
and Policy Agendas

Call for PapersConferenceIDC 2017
1February 2017

Call for Abstract

30April 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline

15May 2017

Abstract Announcement

15July 2017

Full Paper Deadline

31July 2017

Registration Deadline

30 & 31August 2017

International Conference

The Background of Demography Forum 2017

Indonesia today is facing the escalation of the number of population in the productive age (15 – 64 years old) called as the “the Demographic Bonus). As revealed by Statistics Indonesia (BPS), the number of productive age in Indonesia 2015 reached 67, 3 per cent of the total 255, 45 million people. This trend will be predicted to reach a peak by 2030 in which the number of population in the productive age will increase by 68, 1 per cent of total 296, 4 million people. Meanwhile, the ratio of the dependence of people will reach the lowest number by 2035 by 0.6 per cent.

The demographic bonus occurred until 2035 brings two implications: positive and negative. In the positive perspective, it is certainly related to the high number of people in the productive age that can be the engine of development. Bloom et. al (1999) and Bloom and Finlay (2009) stated that the demography bonus has been enjoyed by some countries in the East Asia regions such as China, Japan, and Korea characterized with the high level of income per capita[1].

On the other hand, the negative implication can occur if the opportunity of the demographic bonus is not managed well. The increase of the population number will emerge some problems in which in economy sector the employment rate can be getting higher, in legal sector, it can trigger more crimes and in social context, it can stimulate the action of urbanization and other problems. In turn, they will be the prolonged burden of state as they are not able to be the engine of growth. As a consequence, they cannot contribute to the establishment of national savings.

For this, the International Conference is deemed essential to:

  1. Encourage the stakeholders to be the issues of the demographic bonus in the agenda of the national policy setting to the implementation phase in any levels either ministry or local.
  2. Synergize the role of the stakeholders in formulating the policy to be accurate, qualified and strategic.
  3. Open the opportunities for the young people to participate in the policy that will determine their destiny and future.

[1] Indonesia’s Intergovernmental Transfer: Response on Future Demographic and Urbanization Shifts, DSF-Decentralization Support Facility, Nov-2014: Bab I

Call for Papers

International conference entitled “Demographic Dividend and Youth: Opportunities, Challenges and Policy Agenda” is divided into four sub-topics :

  1. Demographic dynamics, social change, and youth
  2. The issue of underskill work-forces in human capital development
  3. Education and innovation as key drivers to optimize the demographic dividend
  4. Social policy agendas to overcome inequality based on socio-economic status or spatial (geographic) issues
The Guidelines of Writing and Submission of the Abstract
  1. The text must be written in the range of 250 – 300 words with the keywords.
  2. The space of the article title and the name of the writer are 2 line spaces. The distance of email address of writer and abstract is 1 line space.
  3. The title of abstract is written in the format of Times New Roman with the size of 14 pt Bold
  4. The name of writer, affiliation, and address of writer are written with the format of Times New Roman font face with the font size of 12 pt Bold
  5. Abstract is written with the font face of Times New Roman with the font size of 10 pt italic
  6. The left margin is 25 mm, top of 30 mm, right and bottom of 20 mm
  7. Single spacing
  8. The content of abstract consists of problem, method, result and conclusion
  9. The abstract is only written in one paragraph and one column
  10. The keywords cannot be written using the capital letters.
  11. The abstract is written in English
  12. The format of name of abstract file: Name_affiliation/institution in format of .pdf
  13. Send the file of abstract and CV in the form of .pdf with the maximum size of 2MB to the link below.

The abstract passing for the further phase will be announced by 15 May 2017

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The Guideline of Writing and Full Paper Submission
  1. Article is the result of authentical research that has not been published in other publication media
  2. Article is not plagiaristic. The editor will directly refute the article indicated to contain a plagiarism.
  3. Article must contain some aspects of scientific writing including: (a) title of article, (b) name of writer (without academic title), (c) affiliation , (d) email of author, (e) abstract and keywords; (f) introduction, (g) research method, (h) result of research and discussion, (i) conclusion, and (j) reference.
  4. Sub-chapter from introduction, research method, result of research and discussion, and conclusion given with the Arabic numbering and started from number 1.
  5. The length of article is in the range of 4000 – 6000 words with the format of paper size of A4 (210 x 297 mm). The limit of margin of article includes 25mm to the left, 20 mm to right, 20 mm to bottom and 30mm to the top.
  6. Text of article uses the font face of Times New Roman 12pt, line space of 1, 5, format of two column (except title, name of writer, and abstract) with the distance between column at 10mm. Each initial paragraph starts with the distance of 10mm from the left side and there is no space between the paragraphs.
  7. A specific term that cannot be translated in English is written in the italic format.
  8. Table and figure are always placed in top center of page and given with the caption using the Arabic numbering. The figure quality must be good (resolution, letter and line) to make it clear when being printed.
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Publication Opportunities

JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik/Journal of Policy and Public Administration) :

  1. Managed using Open Journal System
  2. Accredited
  3. Indexed with Directory Open Access Jounal (DOAJ)
  4. Having the membership of CrossRef
  5. Peer Reviewers from some countries

JSP (Jurnal Sosial Politik/Sociopolitical Journal) :

  1. Managed using Open Journal System
  2. Accredited
  3. Indexed in Directory Open Access Jounal (DOAJ)
  4. Having the membership of CrossRef
  5. Peer Reviewers from some countries

Jurnal Studi Pemuda/Study Journal of Youth :

  1. Managed using Open Journal System
  2. Peer Reviewers from some countries
  3. The conference network and international distribution
  1. What is difference among presenter, student presenter, conference only and university student?
    is a member proposing the abstract and full paper and does not have a status as a student (S1, S2, and S3).
    Student Presenter is the member proposing the abstract and full paper and still have a status as a student (S1, S2, and S3).
    Conference-Only is a member that does not send the abstract or full paper – only participating in conference and is open for public. The participant of conference only is not in the status as student (S1, S2, and S3).
    University Student means the participant that does not propose the abstract and full paper but only participates in the conference and still has a status as a university student (S1, S2, and S3).
  1. When will the deadline to send the abstract be?
    The deadline of abstract submission is 30 April 2017 at 23.59 WIB (Indonesian Time). All abstracts must be submitted at this time.
  1. I am a lecturer in a campus located in Indonesia but at this moment I am continuing to study in abroad. In what category do I join?
  1. How do I send the full paper to the Demography Forum 2017?
    After the announcement of the abstract and your abstract will one of the chosen ones, you will have the email for the confirmation and official invitation from us.
  1. Can I send more than one abstract?
    Yes, you can but with the different theme.
  1. Is there any fee that I have to pay if I send an additional abstract?
    You do not need to pay for an additional abstract.
  1. Is it possible if this paper is written by more than one writer?
    Yes, but only one that can be the presenter and other will have the quota as a participant of the conference. It is only one person that can have a certificate as a presenter; other will have a certificate as the participant of the conference.
  1. Is there any requirement for the length of the full paper?
    5000-7000 words
  1. How do I know if my abstract has been successfully sent?
    You will have the email of confirmation from committee.
  1. How do I know that my full paper has been successfully sent?
    After you have successfully sent your full paper, the committee will send an email for the confirmation to your email.
  1. How if I must make a change to my abstract or full paper after I have sent it?
    There is no any change that can be made in the abstract or full paper you have sent. You only can send an additional abstract. Take a look your information well before sending the abstract to us as the committee. The participant accepted and selected as the presenter will have a chance to revise the title and writer before the day of presentation.
  1. How will I be informed if my full paper has been selected?
    The selected participant will be informed by email maximum 2 weeks after the deadline of the submission of full paper.
  1. Can I have the feedback in my writing?
    Unfortunately, we cannot give any feedback during the process of sending or selection. However, after the session of presentation and conference, there will be a review related to the opportunity for publication whether your paper will be published in our journal. The feedback of our reviewer is in this process.
  1. My paper is accepted. Then what?
    All participants will accept the information email regarding their participation and further steps that must be done including the information of the register and panel session. The detail of the opportunity for publication in our journal depends on the system of the journal publisher itself (from the side of feasibility and its procedure).
  1. What if I have sent my full paper but due to an unpredictable condition, I cannot attend the conference?
    You will not get refund from the fee of registration. You also will not get the certificate and the opportunity for publication.
  1. Is there any difference between sending the abstract or not?
    If you send your abstract, you will have an opportunity to be a presenter and then to present your paper.
  1. If my abstract is not selected, can I register as a participant of the conference?
    If your abstract is not selected, you can register as the participant of the conference.
  1. Is the seat free for the university students (by showing the student card) and is it only for Indonesian students or for the international students?
    The seat is free for the students to be the conference participant – not only for Indonesian students but also for the international one. If the free seats are full, we will announce it on the website of demography forum 2017.
  1. How is the mechanism of registration as the presenter or registration as the participant of the conference?
    To be a presenter, you need to propose an abstract. After the announcement of abstract, the registration session will be opened. If your abstract is selected, you need to do a registration as a presenter.
    To be a participant of the conference, you need to do registration as the participant. Registration will be opened in 3 April 2017.


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International Conference

The International Conference entitled “Demographic Bonus and Youth: Opportunity, Challenge and Policy Agenda” will be held in two days in 30-31 August 2017.

International Seminar is held on the day 1 in 30 August 2017. This event will be presented by 8 speakers and general participants.

On day 2 in 31 August 2017, a panel discussion will be held and divided into 4 panels in accordance with the sub-theme defined. Each presenter will present his or her research result. A panel will be divided into four sub-themes and from each of sub-themes, 10 presenters will be selected. Thus, there will be 40 presenters in total.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

07.30 – Registration

08.30 – Welcoming Speech Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada), Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto, M.Si. (Dean of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada), Dr. M. Najib Azca (Head of Committee)

09.00 – Keynote Speaker : Ir. Airlangga Hartanto, MBA, MMT. (Minister of Industry),  Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri, S.Ag., M.Si. (Ministry of Manpower),  Prof. H. Mohammad Nasir, Ph.D., Ak. (Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education)


10.00 – Dr. Annette Sachs Robertson (UNFPA-Representative), Prof. Mark Considine (Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne)


13.00 – Dr. Soni Sumarsono (Dirjen OTDA), Prof. Dr. Tadjuddin Noer Effendi, Private Sector : Manufacture, Private Sector: ICT

16.00 – Coffee break

19.00 – Gala dinner

Thursday, 31 August 2017

07.30 – Registration

08.00 – Coffee break

08.30 – Opening Speech : Agus Susanto (BPJS Manpower)

Plenary Session 1

09.40 – Presentation I-V

12.00 – Break Time

Plenary Session 2

13.00 – Presentation VI-VII

15.00 – Coffee break

15.30 – Presentation IX-X

16.30 – General Repertoire

  1. What if I only attend for one day?
    You must attend the conference within 2 days. If you are the presenter, you must attend 2 days to have an opportunity of publication.
  1. Must I join all agendas of conference?
    Yes, if you do not join all agenda of conference, you will not have any certificate.
  1. How can I have the invitation; thus, I can propose the visa?
    If you are the presenter, you will have an invitation after the full paper has been submitted. If you are the participant, please call the committee to get an invitation letter.
  1. Is there any guideline about how I can prepare a full paper/presentation?
    Please see the guideline provided in our website with the address of:
  1. How can I get the certificate?
    Please call our LO to get your certificate. If you join the event until the end, you automatically will have a certificate after the agenda is over.
  1. What food is served at conference?
    You will have a complete food; we serve buffet.
  1. What hotel I can use during conference?
    We will give a hotel recommendation nearby the conference venue
  1. What clothes I must wear?
    It is free but formal, neat, and polite.
  1. How can I get the location?
    We will send a complete address to your email. We suggest using the available public transportation such as Uber or Taxi.
  1. Whom do I contact if I have any complaint?
    Please call our committee.
  1. Is there any transportation from the hotel to the conference?
    Yes it is.
  1. Can I register in group?
    Yes, it is maximum for 4 persons per registration.
  1. How do I know the sequence of presentation?
    There will be an announcement for the schedule of presentation on our website on the date defined.


Indonesian Debate Competition is the initial part of Demography Forum UGM held as an event to test the understanding of the youth especially for Senior High School student regarding the issue of Demographic Dividend. Expectedly, this competition will be a dialectic space that can be a barometer for the level of issue understanding, the capacity of critical analysis, capability in thinking scientifically, and skill in delivering the idea in forum. This agenda certainly will be able to explore the ideas of students towards the understanding of Demographic Dividend along with its challenges and opportunities, theoretically or practically. Through this agenda, all participants are expected to generate a new concept or idea that can give a solution to respond the emergence of the phenomenon of Demographic Dividend. All participants are challenged to be capable of giving a qualified motion proposal, determine a standing position and strong logical thinking with the theoretical analysis, data and other scientific fact and be able to deliver it to forum.

Click here to download IDC 2017 Registration Form

Click here to download IDC 2017 ToR

The Agenda of Indonesia Debate Competition 2017

  1. Youth Seminar
    The seminar with the main theme of “Mewujudkan Pemuda Berdaya Dalam Kompetisi Tenaga Kerja” or Actualizing the Empowered Youth in Workforce Competition” will present three inspiring youth from different fields, which are creative industry, sociopreneurship, and agriculture. This seminar is designed for the university students, school students, and the youth interested with the issues on the youth and workforce. This event will be held on 13th of May 2016 located in FISIPOL UGM.
  1. National Debate Competition
    This event will be held on 11th-14th of May 2017 in Universitas Gadjah Mada. A debate team consists of 3 persons from the same school. This competition is designed for the students of Senior High School/equivalent in all parts of Indonesia. This competition starts with the essay selection in which 16 best teams will be chosen and compete in this debate competition.
  1. Best Supporter Competition
    Indonesian Debate Competition does not only provide a space for the “Singa Podium (Lion of Podium) from the best senior high schools in all parts of Indonesia but also provides a stage of appreciation and competition of creativity among supporters from each of debate delegations. Each team brings at least minimum 10 person to join Best Supporter Competition.
  1. Photo Contest
    As our commitment to promote Demographic Dividend, Photo Contest will be held in the form of Thematic Photo Contest and Wefie Contest.
  1. Live Streaming
    All agenda series of National Debate Competition will be broadcasted via live streaming as an attempt to enliven and as a media of socialization about the issue of Demographic Dividend for all Indonesian and the world, particularly for the youth as the main subject.

IDC 2017 Photo Contest

As a part of demography dividend, position of the youth has become important in supporting a country’s development. The quality of the youth is one of the main factor which affect the future of a nation, no exception for Indonesia. Youth can give their contribution in development since early stage. The forms of the contribution also can be embodied in every aspect in human’s life. In IDC 2017 Photo Contest, we invite all of young people to express their thought and feeling towards demography dividend phenomenon through visual media. Using photographs, you can share your point of view about youth and their contribution to Indonesia to public.

Click here to download IDC 2017 Photo Contest Register Form

Click here to download IDC 2017 Photo Contest SOP

  1. What is Indonesian Debate Competition (IDC) 2017?
    IDC 2017 is a debate competition for Senior High School using Bahasa Indonesia. The major theme is: “Demographic Dividend: Opportunities and Challenges for Youth”. The competition starts with submitting essay in which 16 best teams will be chosen to compete. Essay will be written by team consists of 3 (three) students from the same school.
  1. Who can participate in Indonesian Debate Competition 2017?
    All Senior High School/equivalent students in all parts of Indonesia (10th, 11th, and 12th grade) which consist of 3 person for each team.
  1. When will IDC 2017 be held?
    The debate competition will be held on 11th-14th of May 2017 in Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Gadjah Mada.
  1. How can we register for IDC 2017?
    Visit our official website for downloading registration form and the requirement for the essay selection.
  1. Are there any tips and tricks for the essay to be chosen as finalists in IDC 2017?
    Of course, there are. Prepare your essay, avoid any sensitive issues in the writing, don’t forget to write down any references for your essay, and avoid plagiarism.
  1. How many teams will be chosen for competing in IDC 2017 from the essay selection?
    We will choose 16 teams with the best essay to compete in IDC 2017.
  1. How much is the registration fee for the 16 finalist teams?
    The 16 finalist teams have to fulfill the registration fee for Rp 500.000/team. The registration fee includes accommodation for 4 days 3 nights, youth talkshow, and City Tour.
  1. Who will be the adjudicators for IDC 2017?
    The adjudicators consist of debaters, practitioners, and lecturers who have experiences and competence on demography issues and debate competition.
  1. Do the participants have to bring supporters for IDC 2017?
    It is not a compulsory for all the participants to bring supporters for IDC 2017. But, there will be rewards for team with best supporters.
  1. Who are the contact persons for IDC 2017?
    For more information, please kindly contact Miera Lutfia (085817487684) or Umam (081228003372).
Continuance of Conference Event

The attempt to control the demography bonus does not stop at international conference. This international conference is a beginning phase to build the network, identify the essential issues and understand the reality occurred in any regions in Indonesia. Furthermore, UGM through YouSure and IGPA will also held a range of research activities with the same theme. The research has been designed for:

  1. Policy Mapping

The purpose of this activity is to map to what extent the policy has been made to respond the phenomenon of Bonus Demography. This mapping would be conducted at the national and regional level. At the national level, it will see whether the relevant ministries are able to accommodate the policy as stated in RPJIM about the demographic bonus. Meanwhile at the regional level it is about whether the local government has had a policy agenda to respond the phenomenon of demographic bonus.

  1. Survey will be conducted towards:
    1. The proportion of the youth in each area.
    2. Public or Private facilities supporting the improvement of the capacity of the youth in each area.
    3. The program related to the demographic bonus.
  1. Formulating of Geographic Information System (GIS)

The result of the survey would be used a database in drafting GIS (Geographic Information System), a special information system managing the data that have a partial information. Using this GIS can facilitate the information about:

  1. The number of population in the range of age of 15-65 years old.
  2. What facilities that have been exiting in each area.
  3. To what extent the local government has a policy to respond the issue of demographic bonus.
  1. Drafting the Grand Design of Policy

The fourth stage is to make a national grand design of policy that will be a roadmap for all stakeholders. Based upon the management of data survey, the mapping of policy and added with the data obtained fromFGD (Focus Group Discussion) and in-depth interview, then, the Grand Design of Policy is drafted.

Procedure of Registration

The participant must do a payment to the following bank account:

Bank :
Mandiri Bank

Account Number :

SWIFT Code :

Name of Account Owner :
Muhammad Najib Azca and Pradhikna Yunik Nurhayati.

Information :

  1. The participant will be charged based upon the category of the conference fee
  2. The amount of money transferred must be suitable with category not including the administration fee of the transfer. The administration fee of transfer is borne by the participant

The participant does the confirmation of payment via the following link. The incomplete registration will not be processed.

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Registration Fee for Indonesian Participant

Early Bird (16 – 31 May 2017)
Student (Student ID Card) : free*
Presenter : Rp. 500.000
Conference only : Rp. 300.000
Student presenter : Rp. 300.000                                                   
*limited seat

Regular (1 June – 31 July 2017)
Student (Student ID Card) : Rp. 100.000
Presenter : Rp. 750.000                                 
Conference only : Rp. 500.000
Student presenter : Rp. 500.000

Registration Fee for International Participant

Early Bird (16 – 31 May 2017)
Student (Student ID Card) : $ 50
Presenter : $ 100
Conference only : $ 75
Student presenter : $ 75                                                                

Regular (1 June – 31 July 2017)
Student (Student ID Card) : $ 100
Presenter : $ 150                                            
Conference only : $ 125
Student presenter : $ 125

  1. How much time do I have to do the payment after doing registration on the web?
    You have 24 hours after the registration on the web to do the payment. If you do not do the payment in the grace period, your registration will be canceled and you must do re-registration on the web.
  1. Can I pay via Paypal?
    Unfortunately, you cannot pay via Paypal; you only can do the payment via transfer to our bank account.
  1. What next if I have done the payment?
    You will get the notification and confirmation via email from the committee informing that you have been registered as the participant in our event.
  1. If I decide to cancel my participation, will my money be refunded?
    Unfortunately, your registration fee is not refundable if you decide to cancel your participation.
  1. Can I pay directly on the spot on the day?
    No you cannot, the payment can only done via bank transfer.


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