Indonesia is preparing to vaccinate up to 180 million people against COVID-19 in 15 months, with president Jokowi receiving the first dose of Sinovac vaccine.
In the news
- On Saturday, 9 January, Sriwijaya flight SJ-182, en route to Pontianak, crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. The flight crashed into the Java sea with 62 passengers on board. Indonesian navy divers have recovered the blackbox and investigations have begun. (ABC News)
- Jakarta is the tenth most congested city, resulting in a high level of pollution around the city. The Indonesian government is making an effort to encourage drivers to electric in an effort to reduce traffic and air pollution. (Independent Australia)
- Landslides kill 11, injure 18 in Indonesia’s West Java. Rescuers were among the victims as landslides triggered by heavy rains buried homes in Cihanjuang village. (Al Jazeera)
- Like many world leaders, president Jokowi is hoping 2021 will be a bounce-back year after a terrible 2020. But in the defining year of his presidency, Jokowi faces an incredibly difficult challenge. What does 2021 bring for the president? (Sydney Morning Herald)
- Australia is set to begin its COVID-19 vaccination program from mid-February. It aims to have the entire population vaccinated by the end of the year. Some, however, have raised concerns about the vaccines that are being rolled out, but it’s Chief Health Officer remains confident. (SBS Australia)
- JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our new Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
- FLEX – our online language exchange is shifting over to Discord from UniBridge
- Games nights – AIYA will be hosting casual and impromptu gatherings on Discord
- Ngobrol santai – any AIYA member will be able to join and chat with other members whenever you want.
- 16 January – AIYA SA is holding its first event, a New Year Picnic! Join the crew at Adelaide botanical gardens from 11:00 onwards. Bring food, nibbles, instruments and games. More info here.
- 16 January – AIYA SulSel will host “IELTS Listening Practice Test And Discussion” at 13:00 Central Indonesia Time. Join AIYA SulSel’s first event and register here!
- 16 January – The Curtin University Alumni Chapter Indonesia is inviting you to the Learning Session on Saturday at 10.00-11.45am Jakarta Time via webinar. Join four inspiring winners of the Alumni Grant Scheme (AGS) program by the Australia Awards Indonesia and learn from their experiences. Register here.
- 23 January – AIYA Jakarta is hosting a Virtual Lunch and Karaoke event online to have a fresh start to kick off the year. Join the event and get the opportunity to win two giveaways. Stay tuned on AIYA Jakarta Instagram page for more details.
- Suara Indonesia Dance are hosting online Indonesian dance classes via zoom. They’re held on Friday nights between 6:30pm – 7:30pm AEST. All ages and levels welcome. Read more and book via Paypal here.
- Listen to cosy and in-depth conversations between talented individuals about social and cultural issues in Indonesia and Australia. Explore the Sana-Sini Podcast here.
- Kremes Podcast provides lovers of Australia and Indonesia with a chance to listen to a range of Aus-Indo topics from casual chats about our shared cross-cultural experiences to more informative discussions like tips on living/studying/working in Australia. Listen here.
- Indonesia Project Global Seminar – ANU’s Indonesia Project is bringing you a weekly series of seminars on COVID-19 right to your living room. Join in for live discussions, or surf through the archives of previous seminars here.
- The ASEAN WISE Fellowship is offering opportunities for medium-sized, women or indigenous-led, community-based social enterprises working to end poverty. The fellows will be paired with business partners and can access workshops to catalyse their impacts. Send your application before 15 January.
- Cardno is seeking a Senior Program Officer- Urban Mobility to coordinate and support the design, implementation, monev and sustainability of KIAT activities. Application closes 15 January. Apply here.
- The University of Western Australia’s Perth USAsia Centre is seeking a Policy Fellow. Application closes 17 January.
- Are you experienced in developing and implementing regional campaigns targeting ASEAN youth? ASEAN Foundation is looking for a Communications Consultant for a campaign. Apply soon before 18 January.
- Cardno is seeking a motivated and proactive individual to be a Project Coordinator – I-KHub on Countering Terrorism and Violence Extremism under the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Justice 2 (AIPJ2). Send in your CV and cover letter by 20 January.
- Asia Society is looking for two Programs and Research interns, responsible for assisting the Programs team in planning, delivery and communication of Asia Society Australia’s member events and public programs. Apply before 24 January.
- Young people based in Victoria are eligible to apply for Victorian Government grant funding and mentorship to develop and produce content to reinforce CovidSafe behaviours. Send in your proposal before 1 February.
- Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is looking for talented individuals to fill a number of different positions. Apply early this January.
- Arkblu Capital is hiring a Bilingual Executive/Team Assistant responsible for admin and project support. Efficient, detail-oriented, and organised individuals based in Sydney are welcome to apply. Applications are due 12 February.
- Arkblu Capital is hiring Bilingual Bahasa Indonesia/English Associate (Finance & Ops) to work closely in Sydney. If you’re passionate about business and curious to learn new things, apply before 19 February.
- Indonesia Council Open Conference has an open call for proposals. The ICOC will focus on the partnerships that underpin Australia-Indonesia relations. Instructions for paper and presentation submissions are available here.
- Women’s World Banking is offering opportunities for Associate, Southeast Asia Public Policy Manager, and Research Specialist to be based in Jakarta. Apply soon on this link.
- Ever wondered what it takes to work for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)? If you’re an Australian citizen, then you can register for the ASIO Analyst Virtual Experience, where you’ll experience working in fast-paced analytical counter-terrorism exercises, reviewing and assessing intelligence. Register here.
- The Asian Trade Centre (AIC) is seeking Research Analysts to join for internships. Interns must have a background in policy research, trade, economics, law or related areas, and will contribute to the design, development and delivery of ATC’s trade research, capacity building, thought leadership and advocacy products. ATC will review & accept candidates on a rolling basis throughout 2020. More info here.
- The Indonesian Film Festival Australia is open for submissions for 2021. This year’s theme, ‘Myopia’, is a celebration of all the little things that often get overlooked. More info here and apply here.
- Have you got some stories to share about Southeast Asia? Pitch an idea to The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre. SSEAC is looking for a breadth of disciplinary focus including history, law, political science, agriculture, medicine, among others. For more info click here.
- Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from a diverse range of people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.