AIYA Links: 20 December 2019

Posted on 20 December, 2019

The 2019 AIYA Annual is almost here! Stay tuned for a yearly wrap up of all things AIYA, including the great events being held by our Chapters and written submissions from our talented members!

Read the 2018 Annual here

In the news

  • In 2015, Indonesia’s government committed to reducing greenhouse gasses by 29% by 2030. One way to do this is by appealing is by appealing to the villages. But is there enough understanding of climate change in the smallest administrations? Have funds been used properly. Check it out here. (The Conversation)
  • Meet Indonesia’s carbon guardian: the Mangrove trees! These trees are an incredibly effective tool against climate change. But they are being cut down to grow shrimps and Palm trees for us, consumers. Read more here. (Vox)
  • Last week, the earliest known cave art by modern human-like hunters were found in Indonesia. This artwork is 44,000 years old. Hebat ya! Check out the pictures here. (The Guardian)
  • Ahok, the ex-Jakarta governor, has been tasked with reducing crude oil import and weeding out graft at Pertamina, Indonesia’s state energy giant. But experts say an ongoing corruption case involving the former CEO shows how challenging it is to make business decisions at state-owned enterprises, as Aloysius Unditu wrote. (South China Morning Post)
  • This year, Jokowi renewed his vows to settle past abuse cases during his reelection campaign. But with his first term ending in little progress in the settlement of cases, which past human rights abuses cases is he going to tackle? Jakarta post highlights 10 cases which activists and victim families are advocating to be settled. (The Jakarta Post)

 

In the blog

  • Towards the end of the end of 2019, the Anak Timor Hitz community in Jakarta held an activity with the title Timorland Fest 2019 at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah in order to welcome the 61st birthday of East Nusa Tenggara Province. Read more here.

 

Opportunities

  • The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) is seeking Yogyakarta Semester Buddies/Pendamping Are you a student or fresh graduate of a university in Jogja? Gain invaluable experience by assisting international students and learn Intercultural understanding!⁣ Read more here.
  • Attend the VILTA Annual Conference! Held on 6 March 2020, don’t miss out on Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association’s biggest event with speakers and participants from around the state coming to discuss all things Indonesian. This event will be held in Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne. Register here.
  • Join Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Justice 2 (AIPJ2) as a MEL Support Officer and play an integral role to manage quality reports using AIPJ2 MIS function. Position closes 5pm Jakarta time, Friday, 27 December 2019. Read more information here.
  • Danamon Bank are seeking highly talented fresh Indonesian graduates to be a Danamon Young Business Leader. You will experience the whole aspect of banking business and receive privileged exposure to the Top Executives and Senior Leaders. Your strategic thinking, creativity and business acumen will be incubated through in-class trainings, assignments and leadership challenge.You will also receive your own buddy and mentor in every phase of your journey with us. See the flyer and visit the website for more info and to register. Applications close at the end of December.
  • Call for applications for the Alumni Grant Scheme (AGS) 2020! The AGS offers seed funding on a competitive basis for initiatives that create impact by putting your knowledge and skills to good use. The program provides up to AU$15,000, and up to 25 grants are available under the current AGS round. The AGS is open to all Indonesian nationals who have graduated from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, including those who are self-funded. It is also open to alumni of short-term studies or programs in Australia. See the guidelines – Submit your applications before 20 January 2020 at this link.
  • Pemberdayaan Perempuan Memerangi Kemiskinan (PPMK) is a microfinance organisation based in Yogyakarta that work to empower women to fight poverty. They also provide free English classes to children and are currently working to establish an English book library, so children can continue learning at home. They are seeking donations of new and secondhand English books. To coordinate any donations, contact PPMK on WhatsApp at +62 857-7610-7979 or at [email protected]. Learn more about PPMK’s work!
  • ACICIS is inviting all of its alumni to join the all-new alumni platform. It is packed with new features such as alumni directory, jobs and opportunities page, events page, interest-group pages, as well as other exciting features that will be added regularly. To sign-up, please visit their alumni website 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.
  • Applications for Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships for Semester 2, 2020 have opened. Apply today!
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.