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How water sensitive is Bogor?

How water sensitive is Bogor?

May 23, 2018

How do you judge how sustainably and equitably a city uses its water resources? Questions asked by Australia-Indonesia Centre Urban Water researchers from Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Indonesia and Monash University in Bogor last November included: Can residents access and enjoy the city’s parks and waterways? Do residents feel a ‘connection’ with the city’s water? […]

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Countering the rise of radicalism in private Islamic schools in Indonesia

Countering the rise of radicalism in private Islamic schools in Indonesia

May 23, 2018 By Agus Mutohar

Radicalism is spread at schools in Indonesia. But, where do they grow? www.shutterstock.com A series of terrorist acts has rocked Indonesia in the past week. Starting from a clash in a detention centre at the Police Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java, last week, attackers then bombed three churches in Surabaya, East Java, last […]

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The importance of health for farming, and of diverse expertise for understanding

The importance of health for farming, and of diverse expertise for understanding

May 22, 2018

  Researchers looking at cocoa farming practices in Sulawesi have delivered an impressive range of findings to diverse local audiences, based on a 2016-2018 study of food and agriculture that also evaluated community health and economics. The Australia-Indonesia Centre project looked at the ‘Sustainability and profitability of cocoa-based farming in Sulawesi’ and brought together researchers […]

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Australia and Indonesia: More than Good Neighbours

Australia and Indonesia: More than Good Neighbours

May 21, 2018 By Greg Earl

  Indonesia is one of Australia’s closest neighbours. But surprisingly the two countries trade and invest very little with each other. It’s time to make the most of geography and work together to prosper. It is 20 years since Indonesia dumped Soeharto’s New Order, but even now, different perceptions about democracy remain central to the challenges […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Ramadan 2018

Indonesian Media in Brief: Ramadan 2018

May 18, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Ramadan in Indonesia officially began last week on Thursday 17 May 2018. The next month will be filled with the usual rituals and traditions that come with the Holy Month; fasting, hunting for takjil to break the fast, and night markets. In the weeks leading up to the beginning of Ramadan, the state government has […]

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Adopting bilingual education in Indonesia

Adopting bilingual education in Indonesia

May 18, 2018 By Amirullah Abduh

In an international conference held in Jogjakarta 13 July 2017, one participant from Canada asked a question to me: “How do you cope with people from other countries if you are not bilingual?” My response was being a bilingual is at least one of the goals of education right now. People cannot avoid interacting with […]

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Indonesia has far more than enough pumped hydro storage sites to support a 100% renewable electricity grid

Indonesia has far more than enough pumped hydro storage sites to support a 100% renewable electricity grid

May 16, 2018 By Andrew Blakers, Bin Lu, Matthew Stocks

With the support of the Australia Indonesia Centre we have identified 657 potential sites across Bali for pumped hydro energy storage (PHES), with a combined potential storage capacity of 2,300 Gigawatt-hours. Pumped hydro energy storage is a technique to store energy produced by electricity generation. Using electricity generated from renewable energy such as solar power […]

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Taking the Australia-Indonesia Relationship to the Next Level

Taking the Australia-Indonesia Relationship to the Next Level

May 14, 2018 By AIIA

With links between Canberra and Jakarta shifting towards an economic and strategic partnership, it is a time of disruption and opportunity for the relationship. The outcome will help shape the region. Amid the changing dynamics in the Indo-Pacific, many agree that there is the potential to increase economic, social, political and defence links between Australia […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: 20 Years of Reformasi

Indonesian Media in Brief: 20 Years of Reformasi

May 11, 2018

It has been 20 years since the beginning of the reformation era in Indonesia, known as ‘reformasi’. A lot has changed since the fall of the New Order regime in May 1998; democracy is established, presidents are elected directly by the people, freedom of speech is protected. What has Indonesia learned in the last two […]

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Digital Forum – Eka Pamitra from TaniHub

Digital Forum – Eka Pamitra from TaniHub

May 10, 2018

Eka Pamitra, co-founder of the online farmers’ market TaniHub, talks with Helen Brown from the Australia-Indonesia Centre. TaniHub helps Indonesian farmers to market their produce and sell direct to buyers, cutting out the middleman who, Pak Eka says, are often the reason why farmers have very low incomes. When TaniHub’s most reliable suppliers are in […]

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