The Habibie Center is sponsoring MIKTA Essay Contest 2017 “Unlocking Global Solutions” to encourage Indonesian university students to express their opinions about global challenges that must be faced by MIKTA. Submit your essay to bit.ly/mikta-thc

Contest Format: 
Feature length article (1,000-1,500 words) for S1 (Bachelor’s) and S2 (Master’s) Indonesian university students written in English.  Deadline is November 23rd, 2017


1st winner, Rp 5.000.000

2nd, Rp 3.500.000

3rd. Rp 2.000.000

Winning essay to be published on The Habibie Center’s international publication, Thinking ASEAN.

The themes are:

1. MIKTA and Global Security Challenges

The world is facing various security challenges: from terrorism to nuclear weapons, from refugees to climate change. MIKTA countries believe in the power of diplomacy to resolve such challenges. They believe in the importance forging consensus and cooperation instead of conflict. How can MIKTA countries unlock
solutions for these challenges? What kind of challenges will they face in their efforts?

2. MIKTA and Global Economic Challenges

MIKTA countries believe in attaining mutual prosperity through open trade among nations. Indeed, all MIKTA countries are active participant of global trade. Amidst a modest global economic recovery, how can MIKTA
promote stronger trade among countries? Can they answer the challenges of growing trend of protectionist views and the retreats of countries from international trade agreements?

MIKTA is an informal partnership between Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia. It is led by the Foreign Ministers. It was created in 2013 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City and aims to support effective global governance.

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