Jakarta, 25 January 2022 – The first V20 Summit was launched in 2020 aimed at deepening understanding of how values can strengthen public policy. V20 is a global community of values experts and practitioners that seek to actively engage with the Group of Twenty (G20). Previously, V20 was successfully held in Saudi Arabia in 2020 and in Italy in 2021. In its third year, V20 2022 will be held on 20-21 October 2022 in Bali, and Nenilai has been entrusted as its organizer.
Nenilai is a movement initiated by Dayalima Abisatya together with BAPPENAS (Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia), Indika Energy, Pantarei Communications, and Stoik Trisula. Nenilai aims to build Indonesia through surveys and meaningful dialogues about the values important to the individual, the community, and the nation. On July 2 until December 31 2020, Nenilai conducted an online National Value Survey that reached 50,542 respondents aged 15 years and above throughout Indonesia.
Values 20 trusted Nenilai to be the Organizing Committee of the V20 2022 in Indonesia. It was marked with a handover ceremony that took place during V20 2021 Summit in Rome, Italy, on the 15th of October 2021. The Summit of V20 2022 this year will be held in Bali on 20-21 October 2022.
“It is a great honor for Nenilai to share globally how Indonesians across generations adhere to values such as “Gotong Royong (sense of community)” and “Diversity”. By hosting the V20 Summit 2022, Nenilai hopes to expand engagement and present real examples in the application of values for the transformation of Indonesia into a more advanced nation and to play a significant role globally,” said Dr Vivi Yulaswati, Expert Staff to the Minister, Social Sector and Poverty Reduction at National Development Planning (BAPPENAS).
Starting from its inception, the V20 intends to demonstrate how values play a critical role in supporting the achievement of the G20 policy goals and realizing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “We believe that by increasing awareness of the systemic role of value, why and how value emerges from processes, institutions and structures, we can substantially increase the coherence, effectiveness, and longevity of a policy,” explained Dr Mandeep Rai, V20 Founding Group.
The theme of V20 2020 in Saudi Arabia was “The Value of Values”, while in Italy 2021 it was “Values in Action”, which aimed to convert the current urgent global crisis into an opportunity for inclusive transformation. “This year, the V20 2022 is themed ‘Values at the Center’. We hope to deepen the understanding of values in public policy with data-based and human-focused policy solutions that contribute to overcoming global challenges in line with the theme of the Indonesian G20 Presidency, RECOVER TOGETHER, RECOVER STRONGER,” said Dr Ghazi Binzagr, V20 Founding Group.
Alissa Wahid, V20 2022 Co-Sherpa, explained the importance of public awareness on the significance of values and culture that we hold and live by together. “The understanding of values can provide an important reflection space for us as a nation. Furthermore, there are still values that hinder progress, which is reflected by the high level of cultural entropy in our society. We need to seriously implement social engineering efforts to keep moving forward to claim the benefits of the demographic bonus in the near future and in conjunction with Indonesia’s 100th anniversary.”
With this basis, this year’s V20 seeks to develop policy recommendations based on the priorities set by the G20 2022. “V20 uses the approach of the Sustainability Compass model from Compass Education, which is the balance of the compass point of views: Nature, Economy, Wellbeing, and Society. The V20 will also propose a set of values for the G20 community based on the theme and strategic priorities of the G20 2022, the G20 declaration of the past years, as well as a general understanding of the different stages of growth of different nations within the G20,” said Prof. Dr. Makarim Wibisono, V20 2022 Co-Sherpa.
The V20 2022 Summit will also feature cultural events to facilitate the dissemination of key messages and to allow for the public’s involvement. In addition, prior to the V20 2022 Summit in October, there will be a series of virtual activities such as a Film Week in May, and a Performing Arts Week in August. Both events will also have webinars featuring various values-based practices from different institutions, both from Indonesia as well as from other G20 member countries.
“The basic values of Pancasila can be introduced by Indonesia at the international level through the V20. In the face of a pandemic, the world cannot be divided but should stand together to help each other and collaborate. The V20 program is expected to encourage the growing awareness of the Indonesian people as well as the world about the importance of understanding the value of inclusivity, that can be found in our ideological foundation: Bhineka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity). In addition, all activities of the business world, as one of the key driving forces of a country’s economy, must always pay attention to the aspects of Governance, Social, and Environmental. This is important to build a sustainable economy in Indonesia, and everywhere else in the world,” said M. Arsjad Rasjid PM, V20 2022 Advisory Board and Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.