As it has been stipulated in the ASEAN Declaration, the aim and purpose to establish ASEAN are “…to accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavours in the spirit of equality and partnership in order to strengthen the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful community of South-East Asian Nations.” This aim and purpose have been manifested into various policy and activities. The emergence of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), for example, is another breakthrough to achieve ASEAN’s goals that leads to bringing better life changes. The integration among countries, developed and developing countries, will have a positive impact on the region. On the other hand, different economic, political, social, cultural backgrounds among the countries may cause problems that must be solved.
The Association of Muslim Community in ASEAN (AMCA), to arrive at the intended goal elaborated earlier, annually organizes International Conferences on Community Development (ICCD). ICCD 2019 shared insight how science and technology contribute to the further development and solutions on community’s problems in ASEAN. This year, the 6th conference is organized and hosted by AMCA in collaboration with University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) Indonesia and supported by 15 Co-Hosts such as; Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara; IKIP Budi Utomo, Malang; Univet Bantara Sukoharjo; Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta; Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember; IAI Diponegoro, Nganjuk; Universiats Muhammadiyah Purwokerto; Universitas Wisnu Wardhana Malang; Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya; Universitas Ahmad Dahlan; Institut Ilmu Keislaman Zainul Hasan, Probolinggo; Universitas Tadulako, Palu; Universitas Panca Bhakti, Pontianak; Sekolah Tinggi Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Sumenep; Flipmas Legowo. It was held in Wafa Hotel and Apartment, Annajat Complex 23-25 of July 2019.
On behalf of AMCA, therefore, we would like to deliver our appreciation and express our prodigious gratitude to all of our partners for facilitating and making this event successful. There were 227 participants who attended the conference and 175 papers were selected to publish. Before they were published, 3 (three) reviewers were assigned to review each paper. First, each reviewer reviewed the paper in terms of content and language use. Second, the rejected paper was then sent back to the author, and the accepted paper with minor revision was also sent back to the author to revise.
This precious event is projected to explore and provide best practices in the advance of science and social policies with an intense emphasis on the enhancement of qualified human in the ASEAN region.
Secretary-General of AMCA