IA-CEPA: A chance to be bold
The economic agreement between Indonesia and Australia represents a step-change in the bilateral relationship which encourages us to think bigger and find new ways to create an enduring and trusted connection between the two nations.
The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) is more than a trade agreement, and it will take work to realise its full potential.
The Australia-Indonesia Centre is committed to this work, to support a broader relationship of meaningful collaboration between government, business and research. With our work across 11 universities we have already established strong bilateral links that can lead to change – researchers working together to tackle on-the-ground community challenges; alumni networks that assist each other to find solutions.
The AIC demand-driven, interdisciplinary research model creates a channel for collaboration and engagement between the two countries. We are making an impact in fields such as food, logistics, energy, digital skills and services, working with people who are committed to finding solutions through science, technology and innovation.
We are excited about the benefits of IA-CEPA and to being a part of the change.
Dr Eugene Sebastian
AIC Executive Director
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