About the Conference
The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia is pleased to announce the fourth annual Jakarta International Defense Dialogue (JIDD), “Building Maritime Collaboration for Security and Stability,” to take place in Jakarta, Indonesia on 19-20 March 2014.
The main objective of the JIDD is to promote intergovernmental cooperation to meet common threats and challenges. The organizers seek to provide a forum for officials and experts to discuss current and evolving trends in the region, to enhance government-to-government and military-to-military confidence building, and help facilitate ongoing and new multilateral initiatives. The JIDD hopes to contribute to an environment that is favorable to a lasting peaceful order in the Asia-Pacific region, characterized by cooperation, transparency, and trust among governments and militaries alike.
With the support of the Indonesia Defense University (IDU) and the International Peace Institute (IPI), JIDD 2014 will explore maritime security challenges with the primary aim of bolstering regional and multilateral cooperation in regulating the maritime domain. The two-day conference will convene at the Jakarta Convention Center.
Maritime security and the complex issues it encompasses require collaboration among states and regional bodies, for the peaceful regulation of trade, migration, and military forces on the open sea. This cooperation is not only in the national interest of individual states, but can also make the world more secure and protected from threats arising or crossing borders by sea.
The JIDD aims to bring together key national leaders, military officers, academics and policymakers from more than fifty states to strengthen the harmonization of their security priorities and strategies, as well as increase dialogue and engagement between their defense forces for the future stability of the region. Participants will include high-level political and military officials from Asia, Africa, and beyond, as well as maritime leaders from international organizations like the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations, the European Union, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Each of the five panel sessions outlined herein will feature selected officials and experts as speakers, from various backgrounds and countries. Each session throughout the two-day conference will be a frank and open exchange of ideas among key leaders and experts. All JIDD participants are encouraged to directly engage during each session with comments on the presentations and questions for the panelists.
Please visit www.jidd.org for announcements and updates regarding the schedule and agenda of JIDD 2014.
Last Updated (Monday, 09 December 2013 02:15)