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How social forestry and private investments can save Indonesia’s forests 

Two decades ago, the Wawowae community in Flores, a picturesque island of mountains, forests and lakes in Indonesia, made a solemn vow.  

Indonesia’s role in resolving South China Sea disputes

As one of the largest countries in Asia, Indonesia—without a doubt—must participate in resolving the disputes in the South China Sea (SCS).

China-Indonesia economic cooperation cannot continue to overlook human security

While Chinese funding has helped Indonesia rise up the value chain, it is clear this comes at a high cost to local people and the natural environment, leading to exploitation, pollution and biodiversity loss.

At least 15 killed after landslides hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island

Emergency response efforts have been complicated by poor weather conditions and damaged roads brought about by the disaster.

Talking Indonesia: food security and the price of rice

Indonesians have a saying – that you’re not properly satisfied until you’ve eaten rice (belum kenyang kalau belum makan nasi). But in recent weeks the price of rice has hit record highs, meaning this daily serving of rice is becoming out of reach for some.

Prabowo in China: Indonesia’s president-elect on the world stage

Prabowo signalled that he will continue Jokowi’s work, but Jakarta and Beijing remain at odds over the South China Sea.

Study on climate-damaging palm oil production in Indonesia shows push for industrialization

Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest country by population, has the biggest rainforests after Brazil and the Congo Basin. But it has cleared huge areas in the past 20 years to produce palm oil which is used in biscuits, chocolate, candles, cosmetics and instant soups.

Understanding the livelihoods and aspirations of young people in the face of agrarian change and development in South Sulawesi

This report presents a detailed analysis and overview of the livelihoods, skills, education and aspirations of rural young people in the Maros district of South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Matching South Sulawesi young people’s education with fast growing industry needs

Indonesia has undergone rapid social and economic change in recent decades. Industrialisation has occurred in many areas and the move to democracy has supported the development of an emergent market economy. An enduring challenge, however, is matching workforce training and skills with the needs of key industries.

Young port workers in the maritime city of Makassar lack digital skills. Vocational schools can be the solution.

Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) this year found significant gaps in digital literacy and skills between the education system and industrial needs in South Sulawesi.

The path to improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities in South Sulawesi

Lead researchers from an Australia-Indonesia Centre program on improving health outcomes have outlined their findings to Indonesia’s Ministry of Health and the National Committee on Disability.

New PAIR Lab announced to ensure continued research in South Sulawesi

Working together to deliver long-term and sustainable partnerships is the aim of the PAIR Lab, a research initiative of Universitas Hasanuddin and the Australia-Indonesia Centre.

Strengthening business ties with Indonesia

The Australian Indonesian Business Council conference kicked off earlier this week in Darwin, further boosting business, trade and economic relationships between the Northern Territory and Indonesia.

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