Information for Participants

Official language

The conference will be conducted in English

Conference Format

The Tunza International 2011 Children and Youth Conference on the Environment will be held from 27 September to 1 October 2011.

Participants are expected to arrive on 26 September 2011 and depart on 2 October 2011.

The overall theme of the 2011 TUNZA conference is ‘Reshaping our Future through a Green Economy and Sustainable Lifestyles’. There will be further sub-themes for each day of the conference as follows:

  • Day 1: ‘Green Economy, Green Lifestyles’
  • Day 2: ‘Forests’
  • Day 3: ‘Sustainable Consumption and State of the Global Environment’

The Conference Programme will include plenaries, workshops, field trips and supporting programmes .

Participants should register in advance for the workshops they wish to attend. Please visit the ‘Workshops’ section of this website.

Due to limited numbers of places at each activity, delegates may not always receive their first choice of workshops and field trips.

The conference will be officially opened by President of Indonesia and the Executive Director of UNEP on 27 September 2011.

Selection of Participants

Participants representing Indonesia and ASEAN states (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) will be selected by the Government of Indonesia.

Participants from all other countries will be selected by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). If selected, you should receive an invitation letter from the TUNZA Conference. As explained in the letter, you will be required to send a completed attendance form and scanned passport to children.youth@unep.org by September 10th 2011.

Upon arrival in Bandung, all participants are requested to register and obtain their conference badges at the Registration Desk located in the SABUGA lobby.

Visas

Visas are issued by the Government of Indonesia through its consulates or other consular authority in the country of residence. All participants are requested to obtain their entry visa into Indonesia, as well as any transit visa, prior to the start of their travel to Bandung. For participants who do not have an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence, the Indonesian authorities will arrange for visas to be issued on arrival at the airport in Indonesia.

All foreigners entering Indonesia must have a valid passport. Detailed information on visa application procedures and related application forms can be obtained from the Indonesian Embassy, Consulate or other consular authority in the country of residence.

To facilitate the issuance of a visa, a copy of the invitation letter from the TUNZA conference co-organizers and/or a copy of the nomination acceptance letter should be attached to the visa request. All participants are requested to initiate their visa application at their earliest convenience to allow sufficient time for the processing of visa requests. It should be noted that, for travel to Bandung, participants may need to connect to a local flight in Jakarta.

Hotel Accommodation

Arrangements are being made to accommodate all participants, mentors, and VIP guests at several hotels near the conference venue. There will be volunteers at the airport to inform participants about the accomodation. Hotel details are as follows:

Travel arrangements

The Government of Indonesia will provide economy class tickets and direct flights to support the participation of all participants travelling from abroad.

The Committee will pay the ticket through the travel agency or issue the ticket.

Arrival at the airport

An information desk will be available in the airport to assist with immigration requirements.

Participants will be provided with transportation between the airport and their respective hotels on arrival and departure. There will also be hospitality desk located outside Terminal 2 (arrivals) to organise participants’ transportation.

The participants will travel to Bandung from the airport by van or bus.For your information, from Soekarno-Hatta airport to Bandung approximately takes 2,5 hours by land transportation. Once you arrive in Soekarno-Hatta Airport, please find volunteers wearing TUNZA t-shirts.

Local Travel

Transportation between the hotel and conference venue will be by bicycle. This is to reduce the carbon emission produced during the conference. Each participant will be provided with a bicycle for the duration of the conference. For field trips, transportation will be provided by bus.

Currency

The local currency is the Indonesian Rupiah. The exchange rate is approximately US$1.00 = IDR 8,516. Please note that this rate is subject to change. Participants are encouraged to exchange local currency at the airport on arrival though Local banks gives you higher rate. Hotel bills may be settled in IDRs or, on some occasions, in foreign currency.

Climate

Temperatures in West Java range between a low of 20.9 degrees and a high of 28.5 degrees Celcius. There is also a high probability of rain at this time of year.

Meals

All meals are provided during the conference from dinner of Monday 26 September to dinner of Saturday 1, October (note that additional meals must be purchased).

Meal hours (tentative):

  • Monday 26 September
  • 12.00pm - 13.00 pm Lunch in airport
  • 18:30 pm - 20:00 pm Dinner in hotels
  • Tuesday 27 September
  • 06:50 am - 09:00 am Breakfast at hotel
  • 13:00 pm - 14:00 pm Lunch at SABUGA ITB (outdoors)
  • 18:30 pm - 20:00 pm Opening Dinner at SABUGA ITB
  • Wednesday 28 September
  • 06:50 am - 09:00 am Breakfast at hotel
  • 12:30 pm - 14:00 pm Lunch at SABUGA ITB
  • 18:30 pm - 20:00 pm Dinner at hotel
  • Thursday 29 September
  • 06:50 am - 09:00 am Breakfast at hotel
  • 13:00 pm - 14:00 pm Lunch at SABUGA ITB
  • 18:30 pm - 20:00 pm Dinner hosted by Government of Indonesia
  • Friday 30 September
  • 06:50 am - 09:00 am Breakfast at hotel
  • 13:00 pm - 14:30 pm Lunch (outdoors) during Field Trip
  • 19:30 pm - 20:00 pm Dinner at hotel
  • Saturday 1 October
  • 06:50 am - 09:00 am Breakfast at hotel
  • 12:00 pm - 13:00 pm Lunch
  • 18:30 pm – 20:00 pm Closing Dinner

During your stay, we advise you to fill up your water bottle regularly. There will be many water pumps provided at the conference venue. Please note that tap water is safe to drink.

Special Dietary Needs

Please inform the meeting organizers in advance of any special dietary needs when sending the completed attendance form.

What to Bring

  1. National costume: It will be worn twice, on the opening and closing ceremony of the Conference.
  2. Outdoor clothes: For field trips and other outdoor activities
  3. Cap
  4. Rain coat / Umbrella
  5. Cultural instruments: You will have the opportunity to display your national culture during a performance at the conference
  6. Personal medicine/other health-care. For participants with "serious illness" and must carry their own medicine that contains traces of narcotics, should report immediately to the committee and should also be supported by a letter from the doctor. This is just a PREVENTION ACTION. Carry illegal drugs can be charged with 5 (five) years of imprisonment or more
  7. Bring mosquito repellent
  8. Sun block (at night..it's cool, but at around 9am, the sun really starts kicking in)
  9. Sport shoes
  10. Formal attire (shirts, trousers/skirts)
  11. Casual attire
  12. Formal shoes
  13. Personal hygiene articles – soap, lotion, toothbrush and paste, etc.
  14. Towels
  15. A small rucksack for field trips
  16. Notepad and Pens
  17. An adapter for electricity(two prong type), if necessary – the Indonesian voltage is 220V
  18. For those who are participating in the exhibition, – please bring the items for the exhibition.

Other Information

  1. Tap water is NOT DRINKABLE, PLEASE BUY BOTTLED WATER
  2. Tipping bell boy - IDR 5,000 (around 60cents)
  3. Using a taxi in Bandung, please choose BLUE BIRD (metered) or Limo from the hotel

Other Information

Basic Indonesian Language:

  1. GOOD MORNING : Se-la-mat Pa-gi
  2. GOOD AFTERNOON : Se-la-mat Si-ang
  3. GOOD EVENING : Se-la-mat So-re
  4. GOOD NIGHT : Se-la-mat Ma-lam
  5. HOW ARE YOU? : A-pa Ka-bar?
  6. I AM FINE : Sa-ya ba-ik ba-ik (baik pronounced twice)
  7. I WISH TO GO TO... : sa-ya ing-in ke ...... (Drug store: A-PO-TEK,)
  8. I AM ILL : Sa-ya sa-kit
  9. I WANT TO BUY : Sa-ya ma-u be-li.......  (toothpaste: O-DOL, Soap: SA-BUN)