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Health Cluster announces funding for mental health, tobacco education, capacity-building projects

Health Cluster announces funding for mental health, tobacco education, capacity-building projects

October 25, 2017

The Australia-Indonesia Centre Health Cluster has granted funding for projects covering mental health classification, tobacco education initiatives, and capacity-building for medical professionals, students and parents, with a focus on adolescents. Following a call-out for Tactical Research Projects, Strategic Research Projects and Youth-Led Educational Initiatives in August and September, Cluster Leads have selected new collaborative projects […]

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Energy Cluster receives APEC grant for Remote Community pilot project

Energy Cluster receives APEC grant for Remote Community pilot project

October 24, 2017

The Australia-Indonesia Centre Energy Cluster has received Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation funding for a remote community energy systems planning pilot project in Indonesia. The project, titled ‘Integrated Energy System Planning for Equitable Access to Sustainable Energy for Remote Communities in the APEC Regions using North Sulawesi as a Pilot Project/Test Bed’, has received a US$149,000 grant. […]

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Stunted, obese and unhealthy: Can cocoa help rebuild impoverished communities?

Stunted, obese and unhealthy: Can cocoa help rebuild impoverished communities?

October 17, 2017

In West Sulawesi, 400,000 families depend on cocoa farming. But downturns in price and production are pushing families into poverty, with profound implications for public health. Fifty per cent of children stunted, 90 per cent of males smoking, and an increasing number of obese women. These were the results from a health and livelihood survey […]

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Nature based technologies that stops flooding and cleans up contaminated water

Nature based technologies that stops flooding and cleans up contaminated water

October 4, 2017

Known as Indonesia’s ‘rain city’, Bogor receives 3,000mm of rain per year. In the Colonial-era, irrigation channels were designed and built to transport runoff to rice fields that encircle Bogor. But with houses now replacing most of the city’s agriculture, the runoff  from heavy rains causes flooding in Bogor, as well as downriver in the nearby metropolis […]

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Earthquake-proofing ports

Earthquake-proofing ports

September 27, 2017

Researchers from The University of Melbourne are learning how to modify existing Indonesian and Australian ports so earthquakes don’t do such devastating damage to sea trade. “What we currently have is a recipe for disaster. Some port infrastructure is over 100 years old and was not designed to cope with the loads they are currently […]

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Renewable ‘alternatives’ cheapest option for Australia, Indonesia

Renewable ‘alternatives’ cheapest option for Australia, Indonesia

September 21, 2017

Electricity from photovoltaics and wind are likely the cheapest options for large-scale energy generation in both Australia and Indonesia, according to research from the Australian National University (ANU) and Institut Teknologi Bandung, supported by The Australia-Indonesia Centre. “Reductions in the cost of photovoltaics and wind, coupled with developments in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and off-river […]

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Smarter electrification: providing energy isn’t enough 

Smarter electrification: providing energy isn’t enough 

July 28, 2017

Four years ago life in Pulau Bau, a village on a tiny island off North Maluku in Indonesia, was transformed. The community was supplied with electricity via small-scale diesel generators and a state-of-the-art solar energy system with battery backup. Every house was receiving some electricity—not a lot, but some. But early in 2017 the system […]

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What could giant batteries mean for Indonesian energy?

What could giant batteries mean for Indonesian energy?

July 25, 2017

In response to blackouts and concerns over energy supply, South Australia is getting the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. What exactly does this mean for the future of energy in Australia, and could such an approach work for Indonesia? “The announcement of the Neoen and Tesla investment in a 100MW/129MWh battery adjacent to the Hornsdale wind-farm […]

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Health Cluster Announces IAAH World Congress Travel Grants

Health Cluster Announces IAAH World Congress Travel Grants

July 14, 2017

The Australia-Indonesia Centre Health Cluster is proud to announce travel grant recipients to the International Association of Adolescent Health World Congress in India in October 2017. The group includes esteemed Australian and Indonesian researchers, lecturers and NGO staff from institutions such as Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Airlangga, Burnet Institute and the University of Sydney. […]

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Radar-in-a-suitcase makes bridges safer

Radar-in-a-suitcase makes bridges safer

June 20, 2017

Assessing ageing bridges just got safer and easier, thanks to a high-tech radar device that fits inside a suitcase. Developed by Dr Lihai Zhang of The University of Melbourne as part of a collaborative research project supported by The Australia-Indonesia Centre, the IBIS-S radar technology can scan a bridge in 15 minutes from a kilometre […]

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