In light of the string of natural disasters to have devastated the country in 2018, Indonesia faces the same question again and again: How can we be ready for multiple and often complex forms of natural disasters?
In the news
- On Saturday, a tsunami devastated nearby villages and beach resorts along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, which left at least 430 dead just days before Christmas.
- Authorities in Indonesia have raised the danger level to high alert, the second-highest level for Mt Anak Krakatau that triggered a tsunami on Saturday. They also extended the no-go zone to three miles and flights around the island have been rerouted.
- The rupiah will still face turbulence next year as a result of continuing global economic uncertainty, Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution has said.
- Indonesia’s Military has dismissed claims it used a banned chemical weapon to subdue separatist forces in West Papua, labelling the reports as propaganda.
- A total of 124 participants, mostly foreign citizens, took part in the Gili Strong Triathlon on Saturday. The event aimed to increase tourist arrivals and convince the world that tourist attractions in West Nusa Tenggara had recovered, especially those in Gili Trawangan.
On the blog
- Member Spotlight – We want to introduce you to the amazing, diverse range of dedicated young people involved in the organisation of AIYA. This week, we have AIYA’s Web & IT Officer, Vania, yuk kenalan!
- Balai Bahasa dan Budaya of NSW is seeking anyone from AIYA NSW interested in joining their 2019 executive committee. Balai Bahasa help promote the value of learning about Indonesian language and culture across NSW. It’s a fantastic opportunity for young people to build up their skills set while expanding their network. There may be also opportunities to work with schools and the Indonesian Consulate next year. If you’re interested, please contact Jane Ahlstrand via email: [email protected] or on WhatsApp at: +61439248958.
- Are you looking to develop your business development skillset by working on real problems over the summer? Participate in the Building a Social Business online course, hosted by our director of partnerships and memberships, Sam Shlansky, at econome. Take advantage of the discount to get $100 off the normal price of $199 by emailing your interest to [email protected].
- Check out the upcoming applications for Hamer Scholarships 2019! The scholarships offer the opportunity for language study and cultural engagement with dynamic markets such as Indonesia.
- Do you want to make positive change in your community? If you have a bright idea, don’t miss out on this opportunity to apply for the Alumni Grant Scheme (AGS). The Australian Awards are proud to have supported more than 100 projects across Indonesia since 2014, could yours be next? Applications are open to Indonesian nationals until 21 January 2019. For more information, click the link.
- The WEA Sydney provides Indonesian Beginners Courses for adults and is located 5 minutes walk from Townhall Station. It’s perfect for those with no previous knowledge of Indonesian language and who wish to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use. Sign up for the next course, commencing early February!
- The 2018 – 2019 Short Film Competition for the 14th Indonesian Film Festival has begun. The competition is open to all public from the 5th of November 2018 until the 3rd of March 2019. This year’s theme will explore “The Unknown”. Show off your creative skills for the chance to win a grand prize of AUD $750! For more information regarding competition rules and regulations, head to their website.
- Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.