Kebudayaan Indonesia

WCF 2013



The UN General Assembly in 2011 has called for a more visible and effective integration and mainstreaming of culture into development policies and strategies at all levels. It is important to note that despite the recent global financial crisis there has been continuous growth and prosperity in the domain of culture among the countries of the South. This is the most significant indicator in considering the paradigm shift from the persistent deficit model of culture in development to an affirmative and empowering approach where creativity, knowledge, culture and technology become drivers of job creation, innovation and social inclusion.

The   Common   Statement   on   the   Outcome   of   the   UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) in 2012 calls for innovative and entrepreneurial ways of moving forward. We have learnt from the successes and failures attaining of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The UN Secretary General emphatically said “more of the same will not do”.

It is acknowledged that there remains much to be done including ensuring that culture in all its dimensions needs to be integrated more  forcefully  in  development.  Culture  must  become  an integral part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the post-2015 Development Agenda.

At the UN General Assembly in New York on 12 June 2013, the UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr Ban Ki-moon opened the debate emphasising   the   significance   of   the   role   of   culture   in development.  A  few days  later  on  2nd of  July  in Geneva  a general understanding was reached about the UN processes for culture  to  be  included  in  goals  for  sustainable  development (post-2015).

Clear goals, targets and indicators need to be embedded into development strategies, programmes and practices to be defined in the post-2015 UN development agenda. In integrating culture in  development  some  of  the  key  considerations  will  be: leveraging culture in poverty reduction and inclusive economic development; ensuring cultural rights for all to promote inclusive social development; and maximising on culture to foster innovative and sustainable models of cooperation.



The World Culture Forum convened by the President of Indonesia  in Bali  from  24  to  27 November  2013 aspires  to recommend:

• New  pathways  for  locating  culture  as  an  integral  part  of sustainable development
• Ethical frameworks for ensuring community engagement and stakeholder benefits
• New participatory models for promoting cultural democracy
• Draft frameworks for evidence based measuring of sustainable cultural development
• Strategic inputs into the framing of Sustainable Development
   Goals in the Post-2015 Development Agenda


It is envisaged that the World Culture Forum will result in a shared vision and strategic directions to:

  • Promote     knowledge     communities     for     intercultural, intergenerational and interfaith dialogues
  • Further ethical investment and business practices for creative
  • and cultural industries
  • Establish  clearing  houses  for  people-centered  projects  and practices, emphasizing local knowledge systems
  • Draft   conceptual   frameworks   informing   the   Post   2015
  • Development Agenda
  • Foster corporate governance for evidence based measures in ensuring meaningful outcomes for primary stakeholders


4.   THEME

The  theme  of  the  WCF:  The  Power  of
Culture in Sustainable Development.


Leading  international  agencies  and  critical  thinkers  will engage the participants in six themed symposia that will form the overarching framework of WCF 2013:

Symposium  1  :  Holistic  Approaches  to  Culture  in Development

A review of the recent and current practices of dealing with arts, culture and heritage in sustainable development demonstrate that the state of the field is administratively and professionally fragmented and informed by inchoate or uncoordinated instruments and policies. This Symposium will be moderated by an outstanding expert who has provided leadership across  all the  domains of  culture. The expert speakers  include  a  range  that  addresses  the  theme  in  a holistic and inclusive manner from practical experience.

Symposium 2 : Civil Society and Cultural Democracy

Participatory  Democracy  and  Inclusive  Governance  are critical for civil society engagement in enabling cultural practitioners to become protagonist in sustainable development. New modalities of engagement are needed to ensure  a  bottom  up  approach  to  inform  the  post-2015 Development Agenda.

Symposium 3 : Creativity and Cultural Economics

Evidence based approaches, both qualitative and quantitative, are still new in understanding cultural economics. Micro finance, critical for poverty alleviation and job creation, is poorly understood in the field of culture and development. Contingency valuation and choice modelling are important to shift the paradigm of the deficit model of culture in development to an affirmative and empowering framework. This symposium of eminent and experienced experts will discuss and address the importance of locating cultural economics in sustainable development.

Symposium 4 : Culture in Environmental Sustainability

The legacies of colonialism are evident in the nature-culture dichotomy that was alien to Asia, Africa, and Americas and to indigenous peoples of the world. This is so embedded in the contemporary discourse of culture and development that an integrated local area planning approach has become essential  to  further  sustainable  development.  If  nature  is
cultural perceived then how do we transcend the dichotomy.

Symposium 5 : Sustainable Urban Development

It is widely known that everyday some 200,000 people are moving into an urban area in the world and that several cities from Oslo to Seoul to Jakarta are becoming the fastest growing cities. This phenomenal movement of populations makes new approaches to culture and urbanism as a process which warrant new and relevant interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable urban development.

Symposium 6 : Inter-Faith Dialogue and Community Building

In the post September 11, 2011, the importance of understanding faith and community building have been finally recognised as important for the cultural dimension of sustainable development. Yet few International Government Organisations are prepared to address this important aspect and cultural institutions have sadly neglected it. This symposium is the first of its kind to place on the agenda the role of inert-faith dialogue in culture in development.

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