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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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Indonesia’s anti-Corruption fight inspires Afghanistan

Indonesia’s anti-Corruption fight inspires Afghanistan

October 13, 2017 By Kevin Evans

Mr Jones, my crusty old grade 6 school teacher, used to say “you can learn from the greatest of fools, Evans”. It was a comment he usually made after I made managed to proffer some new view on something or other. Even so his advice was very wise and never forgotten. In 2008, a great […]

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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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Cooperatives: from wishbone to backbone

Cooperatives: from wishbone to backbone

October 2, 2017 By Kevin Evans

I had the great privilege of working in the Centre for Rural and Regional Development Studies (P3PK) at UGM in early 1991. Working in the presence of luminaries like the late Prof Mubyarto and so many young researchers from across disciplines was always exciting. Issues related to the role that cooperatives should play in the […]

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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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‘The Indonesian economy is at a crossroads’ – Chatib Basri and Mari Pangestu on Indonesia’s economic future

‘The Indonesian economy is at a crossroads’ – Chatib Basri and Mari Pangestu on Indonesia’s economic future

September 20, 2017

At the Australian National University’s Indonesia Update 2017, held on September 15 and 16, Helen Brown of Bisnis Asia spoke to former Indonesian Minister of Finance M. Chatib Basri and former Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Pangestu about the future of Indonesia’s economy. “I would say that the Indonesian economy is at […]

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ReelOzInd! 2017 to premiere at ACMI Melbourne and IFI Yogyakarta, and travel to 12 more cities

ReelOzInd! 2017 to premiere at ACMI Melbourne and IFI Yogyakarta, and travel to 12 more cities

September 18, 2017

The ReelOzInd Australia Indonesia Short Film Festival returns in 2017, bringing the brightest talents in Australian and Indonesian independent filmmaking to all corners of both nations. The festival will premiere simultaneously at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne and Institut Francais Indonesia in Yogyakarta on Wednesday 27 September, then visits Adelaide, Malang, […]

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Health Cluster opens applications for Youth-led Education Project funding

Health Cluster opens applications for Youth-led Education Project funding

September 12, 2017

The Health Cluster of the Australia-Indonesia Centre is offering $20,000 funding for Youth-led education projects focusing on primary prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases. A total budget of $20,000 AUD is available with an expectation that between 4-5 projects will be funded. We suggest that applications consider a request to the AIC Health Cluster funding for between […]

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