The Australia-Indonesia Centre brings together leading research institutions, business and government in both nations to build stronger relationships and cultural understandings, and to create lasting impact from collaborative research. We drive growth in the relationship by creating a multi-stakeholder network between Australia and Indonesia that generates research excellence and high-impact relationships for the mutual benefit of both nations.
The Australia-Indonesia Centre has successfully facilitated its first Emerging Leaders Program, hosting a group of senior Indonesian diplomats from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Australia.
Projects funded by AIC grants have reached key milestones in delivering research-driven innovative solutions to shared challenges between Australia and Indonesia. With many of the first round of AIC small projects entering into their final phase, significant achievements have been made.
We have just come through a particularly difficult period in Australia’s relationship with Indonesia and I understand that the impact will last some time. But equally I think it is important we recognise – both sides recognise – that this is not a reason to downgrade or diminish what is one of the most important bilateral relationships in our region.