Join our live webinar on the economic impact of COVID-19 in Indonesia
The Australia-Indonesia Centre is transitioning to a fully online approach, though continuing on its mission to advance people-to-people links in science, technology, education, innovation and culture.
The first major event in the revised program is a live online panel discussion on Tuesday 7 April where experts will explain and discuss the economic impact of COVID-19, on both Indonesia, and on Australia-Indonesia trade.
The event will run for one hour, starting at 10am WIB (Jakarta time) and 1pm AEST.
From warungs to unicorns, businesses are reeling from the multiple risks, changes and unknowns that have stemmed from the spread of the novel Coronavirus, and with it, the COVID-19 disease.
The AIC’s Helen Brown will moderate the panel. On the need for this discussion, Helen reflects: “The Coronavirus is a sobering reminder that we are globally connected and that connections between researchers and nations are vital for finding strength in such a challenging time.”
Our panel of policy experts will discuss how President Jokowi and regional government leaders are addressing the ongoing economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis, the likely impact on Indonesia’s economic growth, and how everyday Indonesians are responding.
We’ll also discuss how Australia and Indonesia can be a part of one another’s economic recovery, both during and beyond the health crisis.
The panelists will be:
- Professor Nunung Nuryartono, Dean of Economics and Management at Bogor’s IPB University. Prof. Nunung is also a member of Indonesia’s National Research Council for 2019 to 2022. His research has focused on development economics, microfinance, and public policy.
- Andhyta F. Utami (Afu), Environmental Economist and Co-Founder of Think Policy Society. The Think Policy Society is a community of young professionals that works for creative policy solutions based on empathy and evidence.
- Kevin Evans, Indonesia Director at the The Australia-Indonesia Centre. Over his 25 plus years living in Indonesia Kevin has worked as a diplomat, stock broker, academic, government adviser and more.
- Helen Brown (moderator), Head of Communications & Outreach at The Australia-Indonesia Centre. Helen is a former journalist and ABC Indonesia correspondent, and Founder and Managing Director of Bisnis Asia, which develops the Asia competencies of Australian businesses.
We hope you can join us for what will be a ground-level update on the current situation, followed by a discussion where you can of course ask questions of our panelists.
The AIC’s second live webinar is scheduled for Wednesday 6 May, with the topic and panelists to be announced in the coming weeks.