The tourism sector is a significant driver of Indonesia’s economic growth – so important that the country has been trying to open the doors to international tourists in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Australia-Indonesia Centre and the government of South Sulawesi have further progressed their partnership by agreeing to establish a joint working group which puts a focus on the areas of health and wellbeing, and the local economy.
This report explores the impact of COVID-19 by focusing on a place considered to be Indonesia’s cultural hub, a place where tradition, modernity, arts and history overlap.
An effective response to a global crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic is dependent on health departments and governments having access to information that is up to date and collated through a central system.
While COVID-19 has overwhelmed the best healthcare systems in developed nations, resource-limited hospitals in countries such as Indonesia faced even greater, unprecedented challenges. The problems with a fragmented supply chain, information gaps and lack of transparency became increasingly obvious as health facilities struggled to obtain the medical supplies required.
Social, economic and environmental change is sweeping across Indonesia – bringing new opportunities for the country’s young people.