GPF Indonesia Partners with Widyatama University to Transform Education

Global Peace Foundation
January 6, 2023

Global Peace Foundation (GPF) Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Faculty of Economics and Business at Widyatama University on December 13, 2022, sealing an accord to collaborate in the fields of education, training, research and development, and community service.

Dr. H. Nuryaman and Dr. Fennieka Kristianto sign collaborative agreement between GPF and Widyatama University

The signing ceremony was attended by Dr. Fennieka Kristianto, chairwoman of GPF Indonesia, and the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at Widyatama University, Dr. H. Nuryaman. Dr. Kristianto stated that this collaboration aims to develop human resources, especially technology-based.

The event was followed by a U-Gen Seminar conducted under the theme, “Moral and Innovative Leadership for Sustainable Development Goals,” which was attended by more than 300 university students.

Sharleen Tomobe, GPF Program Development Coordinator, and Mawaddi Lubby from PT. Grab Indonesia, were both main speakers at the event, highlighting strategies for peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. They discussed the importance of an “ethical compass” that guides moral leadership and is anchored in universal goals, beliefs, and values. Innovative leadership utilizes our inherent ingenuity to solve issues and enhance the well-being of all people. It’s like two sides of a coin, explained Sharleen; the determining factor for advancement in history and all endeavors is integrity and creative leadership. In this way, moral and innovative leadership is vital to unite people across divisions and transform obstacles into opportunities for the greater good.

Dr. Fennieka Kristianto speaks to university students during a U-Gen seminar in December 2022

“We have to empower young leaders so that in the future, they can be good leaders for a developed, peaceful society,” said Mawadd. “It is essential to give training opportunities for young people so that they can participate actively in peacebuilding. Youths could serve as mediators, community organizers, humanitarian workers, and peacemakers, for instance, due to their youthful energy and skills, as well as their adaptability to new technological developments,” Sharleen added.

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