Youth capacity building
Australia-Indonesia Youth Association
The Centre partners with the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) to empower the next generation of Australian and Indonesian leaders. AIYA is a non-government, youth-led organisation helping connect young Indonesians and Australians to each other and to Indonesia-related opportunities. The peak body for young people in the Australia-Indonesia relationship, AIYA aims to connect, inform and inspire young people, business, government and other organisations to facilitate youth engagement between the two countries. In 2018, the Centre provided financial & in-kind support and hosted AIYA’s flagship panel discussion event Basa-Basi with the theme of “Foreign Correspondence in Indonesia”. As part of the event, the Centre produced an In Conversation video interview with Jewel Topsfield, former Indonesia correspondent of Fairfax Media.
Conference of Australian and Indonesia Youth (CAUSINDY)
CAUSINDY is an annual conference, bringing together young Indonesians and Australians for a series of workshops, networking events and cultural activities to strengthen people-to-people ties between the two nations. In 2018, The Centre provided financial & in-kind support to the Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth (CAUSINDY) 2018. Thirty young leaders from both nations participated in this year’s conference held in Makassar with the theme of “Connected by Sea”.
National Australia Indonesia Language Awards
An initiative of AIYA, the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards aims to foster Indonesian language study in Australia. The Awards encourage Indonesia language speakers – from school-age learners to executive level speakers – to showcase their language skills, discuss bilateral issues and share traditional arts, culture and musical performances with the public. In 2018, The Centre provided financial & in-kind support to the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) 2018. The Centre secured the venue of the Awards Night at the Monash Conference Centre. The Australia-Indonesia Centre Tertiary Award winner is Ellen House from the University of Sydney.