On Tuesday 31 January an Indonesian student got to experience what it is like to be the Danish ambassador of Indonesia. He followed the ambassador, Casper Klynge, for a full day of meetings with ministers, civil society organisations and private business representatives.
19-year old Datu Damarjiwo from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta was chosen to follow Casper Klynge after winning an essay competition with 300 contestants.
The essay competition, organized by the Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia, encourages students from all over Indonesia to debate cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector with the purpose of strengthening relations between the two countries and to engage young people in international affairs and diplomacy.
Datu shared his experiences actively on social media throughout the day, which started out with a breakfast at the Danish Residence in the company of Klynge and other staff from the Embassy. The day followed a busy schedule of press meetings, a meeting with energy company Adaro Energy, visiting MRT Jakarta tunnel excavation and more.
The student was impressed with the Danish friendliness and engagement in working with Indonesia to solve energy problems by investing in renewable and clean energy, which was a focus point of the day.
By winning the essay competition, Datu will also get to visit Denmark for two weeks, where he will be meeting high-level government officials and private sector executives.
Source: Embassy of Denmark, Jakarta