Friday 11th March, 10:10-11:10am

@Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel in designated rooms.

@Bangli Room, 4th floor

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1. Create a home rainwater capture system

by Maitri Fischer

Bali is on the verge of a water crisis. Tourism, migration and population growth are seriously depleting ground water reserves. In this work shop, you will learn about rainwater capture systems, from designs to implementation. The workshop will give you the opportunity to design a rainwater catchment system for your house that you can bring home and implement.

To keep it simple designs will focus on a rain water catchment system for reuse for the garden.

What to Bring:

  1. A4 or A3 drawing paper
  2. Pencil + coloring pens/pencils
  3. Note book
  4. calculator
  5. laptop
  6. drawing of your house layout

Maitri grew up in Bali from the age of 1. He completed High School in BIS and went on to study Geosciences and Astrophysics in Germany and then completed his MSc. Degree in Environmental Hydrology in the Netherlands.

Being passionate about the environment and business, Maitri came back to Bali to start Mantra Bali with Sean Nino Lotze, a consulting company in the field of energy, water and waste. The company works closely with large resorts in Bali and develops saving strategies that help save costs and benefit the environment.

The group is passionate about making a difference in Bali and believes that the island needs innovators and a strong youth movement to push for much needed change.


***20 spots available on a first come and first served basis****

@Legian Room, 2nd floor– CANCELLED

2. Code for Change: codeforasiaHow Youths Around Asia Are Leveraging Technology to Make a Dent (And So Can You!)

 by Chen Enjiao (Ernie)

You have a little time on your hands and are refreshing Facebook on random… What if you could be using that time to enhance rural incomes by 50% – perhaps even reuniting children who hardly see their parents once a year with the parental presence they so badly need?

Join the representatives of Code for Asia on a journey to discover how we are building the analog foundations for every child in every community to maximise digital dividends: by educating one person at a time.

This trip-of-a-lifetime will take you from the toughest secondary school to go into in Singapore to the mountains of Guizhou in Central China, as you hear stories of how youths act as digital creators (rather than mere consumers) and use technology to solve problems that they care about. You will also get your hands dirty in a hands-on session as you set up your personal brand online to showcase what makes you uniquely you! In the process, you will acquire a first-hand understanding of what HTML and CSS are all about.

There are now officially more mobile devices than people in the world. The Information Technology revolution is the most powerful wealth-creation engine and greatest existential threat that humanity has ever seen. What will you do to make a change?

What to bring:

  • Your laptop
  • Your phone

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop us an email at codeforasia@gmail.com or visit our website at http://codefor.asia. We look forward to learning together with you!

***20 spots available on a first come and first served basis****

@Kintamani Room, 2nd floor

 Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 8.49.58 PM3. Plasticology: The Art of Waste Management & Cultural Preservation Part I

by Made Bayak

Of the many recent issues, trash is now at the forefront. Made Bayak realizes this and has an idea to incorporate it into his latest works. Through “Plasticology”, the product of plastic and ecology, Made Bayak uses plastic waste from his home to make art pieces. In this workshop, you will work on the collaborative project of “thrashformation” to address ecological, social, cultural and political issues. All art work will be showcased at the EARCOS GIN Bali Online Exhibition.

Made Bayak is a Balinese artist, painter, musician, educator and environmental activist.

What to bring:

  • a popular discarded plastic item from own home country (supermarket bag, wrapper, etc)


***20 spots available on a first come and first served basis. Participants who signed up for part 1 must attend part 2***

@Bedugul Room, 2nd floor

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4. The Full Circle Project: Creating a Trekking Lodge in Nepal

by Michelle Bliss & Roshan Gautam

We will walk you through our plans to renovate Roshan’s abandoned family home in a rural village, and to convert it and the surrounding rice terraces into an eco – friendly trekking lodge and campsite for both recreational and educational purposes.

Roshan and his 5 siblings grew up in this house, and attended the small village primary school which was founded by Roshan’s grandfather 44 years ago. By giving back to his village, Roshan will be continuing his grandfather’s legacy and bringing it FULL CIRCLE!

How do you start a project of this kind?

How do you recruit your team?

What are some of the challenges facing us?

What do we anticipate the benefits to be?

We will be addressing these questions and more, and asking for your ideas and support in making this vision a reality. We hope you will have suggestions for creative fund raising and other ways of supporting this exciting project. We invite you to visit us in Nepal and get stuck in!!!



***20 spots available on a first come and first served basis****

@Tabanan Room, 4th floor

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 1.01.29 PM5. Vlogs & Social Issues

by Sacha Stevenson

Why should I watch YOUR video?! The workshop describes in detail the process of becoming a professional youtuber. It will cover the equipment and skills needed coming up with ideas for content that has value, growing an audience, and how the business side works.

***20 spots available on a first come and first served basis****

@Gianyar Room, 4th floor

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 11.18.12 PM6. Turning the Camera on the Moment:  Advocacy Through Filmmaking Part I

by Erick Est

A renowned documentary filmmaker , Erick has received several awards and is a master in his field. After this two-part workshop, like Erick Est, you won’t fit into any boxes and never fail to surprise, provoke and inspire.

Short movies produced from this workshop will be shared online.

What to bring:

  • a video recording device (camera, phone, etc)
  • a laptop
  • an editing software (Imovie)
  • a mission statement

Director-Erick Est

***15 spots available on a first come and first served basis. Participants who signed up for part 1 must attend part 2****

@Amlapura Room, 4th floor


7. Speak Up, Start a Movement

by Rudolf Dethu

Writer, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, band manager, Rudolf Dethu is often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren, a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands: Superman Is Dead and Navicula.

He published two music-related books – the history of Bali’s modern music and biography of Superman Is Dead – also just founded MBB, a pluralism forum that fights against religious fanaticism in Indonesian youth.

Preparation required before the conference:
  • participants must email the issue that they feel needs to be urgently addressed and write a short summary and the steps they have taken/ are taking the solve it. 100-150 words
  • the subject line should read GIN Bali 2016 with Rudolf Dethu

***20 spots available on a first come and first served basis****

@Negara Room, 


Robi_Navicula_2015-28. The Future of Eco-Protest Songs, Social Change, Social Movements Part I

by Robi Navicula
Robi, supported by his band, Navicula, is one of a few pioneers of green activism among Indonesian musicians.

Music can play a powerful role in supporting positive change and social action. Learn about the role of song and artist campaigns against the degradation of Bali’s environment, deforestation in Kalimantan and Sumatra, and anti-corruption campaigns across Indonesia. With Robi explore how you can play a part in positive change and have a voice in your community through music and song.

Facebook: Robi Navicula
Twitter: @RobiNavicula
Instagram: @RobiNavicula
***20 spots available on a first come and first served basis****

@Mangupura Room, 4th floor

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by  Julien Goalabré

Creating an event is a great way to raise awareness for your cause. But to create a story that will connect a tribe and unite a collaborative movement to make a real change, is a big challenge. How can you turn your vision for your cause into an innovative event?  What will be your strategy to leverage your passion and organize an event with a strong purpose, a true spirit?

Julien Goalabré, co-founder of the festival “TrashStock – Musik Artistik Plastik” will share his story and insights.

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 @Singaraja Room, 4th floor

Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 10.58.58 AM10. Did you know that progress can kill?

by Sophie Grig
Survival senior campaigner, Sophie Grig, author of “Progress Can Kill” will show the satirical cartoon ‘There You Go!’ and introduce the problems that forcing “development” on tribal peoples can cause. There will be the opportunity to discuss what is meant by ‘progress’ and what it might mean for tribal peoples around the world.
In this workshop you will also hear how many of the problems faced by tribal peoples are caused by prejudice and a failure to understand what is important to them and their ways of life. You will hear from tribal peoples themselves, about their lives and how they see ‘progress’. You will also learn what a difference having land rights can make – and how, when secure in their lands, tribal peoples are choosing and controlling the sort of development they want. Students at the workshop will not only find out about examples of disastrous ‘development’ but also positive examples where tribal peoples are making their own choices and where they are thriving.
Students will have the chance to share some of the ways in which tribal peoples are portrayed and treated in their own countries and learn how we can combat these prejudices and really make a difference. They will be encouraged to take the information from the workshop back to their own schools and communities and find out how they can “Think Global, Act Local” by becoming ‘local campaigners’ for Survival and tribal people – showing films and sharing campaigns in their own schools.  They can also find out how they can take on the media’s portrayal of tribal peoples by getting involved with Survival’s Stamp it out! campaign in their own countries.
What to bring:
  • own device to access Internet