• Welcome to the

    Regional Conference on Digital Diplomacy

  • Welcome to the

    Regional Conference on Digital Diplomacy

  • Welcome to the

    Regional Conference on Digital Diplomacy

About the Annual Conference

Rapid development and interconnectedness have directly transformed practices of diplomacy as an instrument of foreign policy. One of the many interpretations of diplomacy in the digital age refers to the use of various social media platforms and Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based innovations to conduct diplomacy and leverage outcomes. As a tool, digital diplomacy is being utilized by almost every country in the world. However, it remains a challenge to understand its effectiveness and limitations, as well as on how it changes the core function of diplomacy.

Adding to the challenge, as one of the most dynamic digital landscapes in the world, home to the fastest adopters of new technologies and the largest concentration of mobile and social media users, Asia-Pacific has offered a divergent approach in adopting digital diplomacy. The annual conference will serve as a platform for governments and stakeholders in the region to discuss opportunities and challenges regarding how diplomats and stakeholders use ICT to communicate and formulate policy recommendations. Digital Diplomacy conference will also enable future cooperation in narrowing the technological and digital divide in the region.

About Regional Conference on Digital Diplomacy (RCDD) 2019

As a follow up to the International Seminar on Digital Diplomacy: Beyond Social Media that took place in Jakarta, on 12 July 2018, the Government of Indonesia will be hosting a Regional Conference on Digital Diplomacy (RCDD) in Jakarta on 10 September 2019 themed “Digital Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities”. The conference will host experts in the field of digital diplomacy, coming from think tanks, government ministries and institutions from across the region.


Conference :

- Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019

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Digital Exhibition and Talk Show:

- Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019 (10.30 - 16.00)

- Wednesday, 11 Sep 2019 (09.00 - 16.00)

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Hotel Mulia Senayan

Jl. Asia Afrika, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, Tanahabang

Kota Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta, 10270

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Government representatives, business persons, and experts from 16 countries will share ideas and experiences to overcome challenges and unveil opportunities for regional collaboration in digital diplomacy.

Digital Exhibition and Talk Show

Made possible with the cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Economy Creative Agency of Indonesia, RCDD will showcase Indonesian unicorns, start-ups, experts, and other potential partners in an Exhibition and Talk Show for two days


H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi

Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

Rahimah Abdulrahim

Director of Public Policy for Southeast Asia at Facebook


Minister for Communication and Information Affairs of Indonesia

Dr. Andry Alamsyah,

Director of Digital Business Ecosystem at Telkom University

Agung Yudha

Chief Representative & Head of Public Policy (ID) at Twitter

Timothy Marbun

Executive Producer and News Anchor Kompas TV

Lim Chee Siong

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer Huawei

Presthysa Nagitha Lestari

Senior Manager on Public Policy & Government Relations Go-Jek Indonesia

Derval Usher

Advisor of Pulse Lab Jakarta

H.E. Masafumi Ishii

Japan Ambassador to Indonesia

James Buttigieg

Director of Crisis Management DFAT Australia

Kang Hyoung-goo

Professor Hanyang University Seoul

H.E. Yang Xiuping

Former China Ambassador to Indonesia

Conference Materials

Final - Jakarta Message
Session II Presentations
Session III Presentations
Session I - HoDs Statements
Closing Remarks
Remarks by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia
[WebDebate summary] Technology and diplomacy: Unpacking the relationship
CyberMediation: The impact of digital technologies on the prevention and resolution of violent confl
Developing data capacities for policy makers and diplomats
Transforming Diplomacy with 21st Century Tech and Approaches
Media Monitoring Digital Diplomacy
The Dimension of Digital Diplomacy