Jakarta. The upcoming Indonesia Philanthropy Festival, or FIFest, is set to showcase innovations in the country's philanthropic activities and highlight the increasing role of millennials in this sector.
The organizers of FIFest 2018, which will take place at the Jakarta Convention Center on Nov. 15-17, said in a statement that they seek to raise public awareness of philanthropic organizations' contributions to addressing social issues.
Delegations from China, the United States, India, Colombia and Singapore will attend the biennial event, which President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is scheduled to inaugurate.
This year's event is considered timely, as philanthropic activities in Indonesia have been on the rise in recent years.
Indonesia was named the world's most generous nation in the 2018 World Giving Index.
"The growth of organizations in philanthropy in Indonesia has driven innovation in their activities," the organizers said.
This is further supported by the involvement of members of the millennial generation, who are donating through digital platforms, while also using social media to spread awareness of various causes and encourage others to also contribute.
Alongside exhibitions and discussion forums, FIFest will also have a special feature on young philanthropist and their initiatives, to show that charitable deeds are not exclusive to the elderly or the rich.