Advancing the Practice

International Forum on Public Participation and Stakeholder Engagement for SDGs


Want issues and topics you care about on the International P2&SE International Forum 19? 

Note these deadlines: 

20 February:  Abstracts due 

10 April: Full Papers due 


The event is expected to attract international delegates from nations around the Asia-Pacific region. Delegates will include:

  • Researchers and practitioners of participatory governance, stakeholder engagement and public participation in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Government officials/institutions responsible for public administration, policy and capacity development.
  • International organizations and partnership initiatives that focus on strengthening governance.

The forum theme are: 

  • Building Better Partnerships 
  • Making Better Decisions 
  • Understanding the practice 
  • Strengthening the knowledge base
  • Advancing public policy
  • Shaping Research Agenda

Some key topics will be addressed in the forum are: 

  • Public Participation (P2), Stakeholder Engagement (SE) and the SDGs.
  • Impacts of P2 and SE practice by the private sector and government
  • Public policy for P2 and SE 
  • National and international sustainability standards, and guidelines, and their relationship with P2 and SE. 
  • The roles of state and non-state actor initiatives, international organizations (including the UN system and IAP2) and other parties in facilitating the institutionalization of P2 and SE.  


The evidence that engaging people in policy and decision-making processes lead to more efficient and effective public service delivery in health, education, infrastructure, and other areas is mounting. Engaging diverse views and perspectives of stakeholders, communities and the public generates more environmentally, economically and socially-sustainable decisions. For this reason, public participation and stakeholder engagement are increasingly seen as an integral part of the day-to-day work of government business.

Public Participation and Stakeholder Engagement can provide a valuable foundation for providing development actors, the private and public sector the necessary tools and techniques to engage better, and so promote a more balanced and equitable development approach.

Insights from the collaboration between UNESCAP and IAP2 International will be shared as a contribution to SDG implementation efforts.

Important avenues for exploring how and what tools may be used to achieve these ambitious goals will be opened through this forum and the discussion between development partners.


Our international forum brings together a unique mix of experts and professionals, and a unique opportunity for you to promote your organization.  Our forum in 2019 involves participant from the Asia Pacific region. 

  • Increase your visibility before an international audience of public participation, stakeholder engagement and social professionals.
  • Be recognized as a global thought leader.  
  • Connect with potential clients.
  • Be associated with other industry leaders.
  • Ensure that your company or institution information is forefront during the conference.
  • Enhance your presence internationally. 
  • Give your staff the opportunity to network with leading practitioners and experts. 
  • Ensure that your company will be remembered by the delegates long after the event is over.


Book your sponsorship by February 28, 2019 and receive an extra free Intl P2&SE Forum19 registration!

Sponsors of these items receive benefits included in the description below PLUS the benefits listed in the appropriate sponsorship category (Inform, Consult, etc.) on the following page.


what can we SPONSOR?

All amounts are listed in US dollars ($) and include GST.

Breakfast & coffee


$2,000 | 3 available

Includes your organization’s name and

logo on signage at breakfast, as well as

recognition in the final program.


$1,600 | 3 available
Includes your organization’s name and

logo on signage in the lunch area as well

as recognition in the final program.


Breakfast, coffee break

& lunch

$900 | 1 available (For a day

professional development)

Includes your organization’s name and

logo on signage in the lunch area as well

as recognition in the final program.


Branded giveaways

$2,500 each

Include your name/logo on notepads

pens, sunscreen, etc. to be given to


Delegate bags

$3,000 | 1 available

Organization’s logo will appear with the

Gathering PP&SE international Forum 19 logo on the bag.

Concurrent sessions

$3,500 each

Focus your sponsorship on a specific topic

area of interest to your organization.

Sponsorship of a concurrent session is

subject to final approval of the session by

the Program Committee and/or the

session chair.


Opening plenary

$10,000 | 1 available

Place your organization’s name and logo

front and center at the gathering’s major

opening event.


Closing plenary

$8,000 | 1 available

Leave a lasting impression on delegates—

sponsor this final session that summarizes

ideas and topics of the previous days at

PP&SE International Forum 19 and looks ahead to

the PP&SE forum 20.


Charging station

$3,500 | 1 available

Delegates rely on their mobile devices

more than ever. Sponsor this high-

demand, high-visibility service and take

advantage of maximum exposure for the

duration of the forum.

Participant support

Between $2,500 and $5,000 per


Help indigenous professionals and those

from developing countries/countries in

transition attend International P2&SE

International Forum 19. The sponsorship typically

covers registration fees, training courses,

special activities, airfare, hotel, and daily

expenses. Actual cost will depend on the

location of the sponsored participant(s)

and the items sponsored. Please contact

Secretariat (intl-forum@iap2.or.id) for

more details and information about this



General support

Not sure what to sponsor? General

contributions in any amount are always

welcome to fund event necessities such as

meeting rooms and audio-visual rental or

general event administration and



Other sponsorship



Contact Secretariat (intl-forum@iap2.or.id) to discuss



Can sponsors speak/present at the forum?

Yes, we encourage sponsors to get involved with the technical program by submitting an abstract for a session or thematic forum. Please note submission deadlines posted at  intl-forum.iap2.or.id. Abstracts submitted by sponsors are subject to the same technical review and acceptance criteria as other submissions.



  1. Determine the dollar amount you wish to contribute or choose one or more items from the list on the previous page. once you have contacted us with your intentionto be a sponsor, we will send you a sponsorship agreement and a checklist to confirm your benefits.
  2. Determine the dollar amount you wish to contribute or chose to ensure that we can provide you with all promised recognition and one or more items from the list on the previouse page. Benefits, we ask that you confirm your sponshorhip and send us  your logo (if applicable) by March 30, 2019. However, please feel free to contact us after February 28 to see what opportunities and recognition remain available.

About the host

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) will organize the Forum in the context of its mandate to advance the practice of public participation and to strengthen capacity for stakeholder engagement across the globe. In executing the event, the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) International will be a hosting of this event and IAP2 Indonesia Affiliate will be an event organizer. The IAP2 will partner the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), building on IAP2’s partnership to promote public participation, and stakeholder and community engagement as a means of strengthening the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. 

International Forum

April 29 - May 1, 2019

This event is organized by :

Disclaimer: The program for the IAP2 Indonesia International Forum 2019, is published in good faith and correct at the time of publication. Please be advised that in response to a range of circumstances changes to the program may be required without notice.

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