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Panel on What the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement means for SA Businesses

The University of Adelaide’s Institute for International Trade, in collaboration with the Australia Indonesia Business Council, invite you to attend a presentation and discussion panel on

What the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement means for SA Businesses

Date: Tuesday, 9th May 2017

Venue: National Wine Centre, Corner of North Terrace and Hackney Road, Adelaide

Time: 7.30am for an 8am start, with breakfast and discussion concluding at 9.30am

Please CLICK HERE to register your attendance.

As the two largest economies in the region, Australia and Indonesia share interests and a common future. Although bilateral investment between Australia and Indonesia reached
$9.8 billion in 2015, there is still considerable opportunity for Australia to expand its trade, investment and economic cooperation with Indonesia.

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) promises to build on existing multilateral and regional agreements, providing the framework needed to support a new era of closer economic engagement between Australia and Indonesia.

  • What do these developments mean for South Australian businesses? 
  • How can businesses benefit from these agreements? 
  • What support is available to help businesses expand into Indonesia, and Asian markets more broadly?

Join leading experts to discuss the next chapter of economic relations between Australia and Indonesia, learn from the firsthand experience of businesses successfully engaged in international trade in the region and find out what this means for South Australian businesses.

Speakers

  • Professor Christopher Findlay is Executive Director of the Institute for International Trade and Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions at The University of Adelaide. Professor Findlay is an economist with expertise in international trade policy and theory, services trade and public policy. He has published extensively on trade liberalisation, Free Trade Agreements and regional integration.
  • Mr Peter Roberts is First Assistant Secretary, Free Trade Agreement Division within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and a lead negotiator on the IA-CEPA.
  • Mr Steven Baker is Chairman of the SA Branch of the Australia-Indonesia Business Council where he plays a vital leadership and lobbying role in the development of bilateral trade and investment.
  • Additional speakers to be announced.

For event enquiries, please contact Lisa Hunt via email at lisa.hunt@adelaide.edu.au or on 0421 359 518.

Futher event information can be found via this link.

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Ben Moseley talks about Maluku

Similar to previous years, GoLive Indonesia will be showing videos of recent research done on Indonesia leading to  our 4th Indonesia Research Day, 7 April 2017.

We proudly introduce Benjamin Moseley, PhD Candidate at the Department of History of University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and student affiliate at the East-West Center in Honolulu, USA talks about his Indonesian journey and his research on Maluku, Eastern Indonesia.”

See the video via our YouTube channel below:

GoLive Indonesia would like to thanks Ben for his time and other parties supporting the production of this video. 

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Daniel Pham talks about Meditation – Indonesian Ancient Architecture

Similar to previous years, GoLive Indonesia will be showing videos of recent research done on Indonesia leading to  our 4th Indonesia Research Day, 7 April 2017.

We proudly introduce Daniel Pham, a Ph.D student at the Department of History University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, USA. Dan shares his Ph.D research on meditation as part of Indonesian Ancient Architecture and his project to built a digital archive of temples in Indonesia. See the video via our YouTube channel below:

GoLive Indonesia would like to thanks Dan for his time and other parties supporting the production of this video. 

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Anis Hamidati talks about maintaining familial communication for International Students

Similar to previous years, GoLive Indonesia will be showing videos of recent research done on Indonesia leading to  our 4th Indonesia Research Day, 7 April 2017.

We proudly introduce Anis Hamidati, an Indonesian scholar and The Indonesian Ministry of Education Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI)  scholarship recipient currently studying at the East-West Center, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, USA. Anis shares her Ph.D research on how International students maintain familial communications with the use of technology. See the video via our YouTube channel below:

 

GoLive Indonesia would like to thanks Anis for her time and other parties supporting the production of this video. 

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Indonesia at University of Adelaide ASEAN Night

Persatuan Pelajar Indonesia Australia (PPIA) has participated in the Language and Cultural Exchange (LCE) South East Asian (ASEAN) Night event on 1 May 2015. The event was organized by the International Student Centre of The University of Adelaide. This is a regular event that invites all students to engage and to exchange ideas through language and culture. Futher details about the Language and Cultural Exchange program can be found here.

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About 170 domestic and international students enjoyed the festivities. ASEAN member countries were represented by Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. Each ‘country representative’ promoted their culture, foods, traditional games and traditional costumes at dedicated booths. Indonesian students attending the event displayed a great variety of Batik collections.

In this occasion, the PPIA represented Indonesia for the ASEAN night event and decorated the Indonesia’s booth with “kain batik”, traditional java costume (blankon and jarik), traditional handicrafts and posters of several tourism places in Indonesia. The booth also provided Batagor (Sundanese Indonesian fried fist dumplings and tofu) and Bajigur (Indonesian hot and sweet beverage made of coconut milk and palm sugar with ginger and salt) as a representation of Indonesian traditional snacks and drinks. All the participants were delighted to taste the food provided. One of the Indonesian students, Dian Kurniasari, performed Bali Dance which captured the attention of the crowd that night.

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We are very proud to share our cultural diversity and our national motto, Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity). It is our responsibility as Indonesian Students to also play the role as ambassadors for Indonesia in Australia or wherever we are to represent the kindness, uniqueness and friendliness of Indonesia to others. We hope that events like this would be able to foster further understanding and nurture good knowledge about Indonesia and ASEAN.

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Photos courtesy of  Reyza Ramadhan

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International Seminar: “AFTI 2014: The University of Adelaide – IPB Policy Forum on Agricultural and Food Sectors Transformation in Indonesia”

IPB (Economics postgraduate program & INTERCAFE), supported by the University of Adelaide has successfully organized International Seminar “AFTI 2014: The University of Adelaide – IPB Policy Forum on Agricultural and Food Sectors Transformation in Indonesia” on 18 December 2014 at IPB campus in Baranangsiang, Bogor, Indonesia. The seminar presented four keynote speakers: Dr. Arief Daryanto (Director of MB IPB), Dr. John Ackerman (Regional Manager for Indonesia of Meat and Livestock Australia), Dr. Nunung Nuryantono (Director of INTERCAFE, LPPM-IPB), and Prof. Dr. Rick Baricello (University of British Columbia, Canada). The seminar was convened by Dr. Nunung Nuryartono and Dr. Risti Permani (Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide).

Dr. John Ackerman

Dr. John Ackerman

Dr. John Ackerman delivered his presentation titled “Sustainably Feeding 9 Billion People: Self-sufficiency, Research and Trade”. He stated that agriculture is showing signs of supply constraint. These signs are more limited to land & water for agricultural production, and the declining of agricultural productivity rates. A number of governments are pursuing self-sufficiency as a reaction to potential future food shortage. He asserted that food sufficiency is not equal with food security. He suggested a rather controversial policy issue by not pursuing self-sufficiency. A narrow focus on self-sufficiency has high economics and social cost, given the example of Indonesia’s beef sufficiency policy that has lead to the increase of beef price.

Dr. Iman Daryanto

Dr. Arief Daryanto

Dr. Arief Daryanto presented his paper on“Dairy Industry in Indonesia: Challenges and Opportunities”. He identified key driving forces in dairy sector transformation consists of demand drivers (increased demand for food products, diversification toward higher value food, food spending shifting, and more emphasis on food security and improved nutrition) and supply shifters (investment in agricultural research, value chain development, increase scale production, climate change, less market protection.) He emphasized the importance of increasing the dairy sector value chain and removing the constraints along the value chain. Constraints across the dairy value chain were identified starting from the inputs (breeding), production (low productivity & adoption of technology), collection (lack of infrastructure, quality standard), processing (seasonality of production and fluctuating supply), market/consumers (unorganized market, heterogeneous consumer requirements). Dr. Arief Daryanto suggested one of the solutions for dairy industry development is to develop the inclusive growth business model, such as Cimory Model, Nestle Model, PisAgro Model, and Gapoknak Sugih Mukti Mandiri Model.

Dr. Nunung Nuryantono (middle)

Dr. Nunung Nuryantono (middle)

Dr. Nunung Nuryantono presented on the topic of “Agriculture Transformation: Who Is the Winner and the Loser?” According to him, from the studies that have been done, agricultural transformation has impacted on the smallholders farmers (farmers with land less than3 ac). He highlighted the case in Jambi Province, agricultural transformation happened when farmers shifted their main crops from food crops& horticulture into plantation estate crops (palm oil). This transformation has impacted on the economic growth of Jambi Province that was always higher than the national economic growth (2004-2013). However, the rate of poverty headcount in Jambi is not declining as fast as the national level, rather it tends to be stagnant from 2011-2013. So, the question then is who benefited from the agricultural transformation in Jambi Province? IPB researchers in collaboration with Gottingen University is working on the answers for this issue.

Prof. Rick Barichello

Prof. Rick Barichello

Prof. Rick Barichello delivered his presentation titled“A Framework for Agricultural and Food Sector Transformation in Indonesia”. He introduced two dimensions of transformation at a framework level:

  1. The process of shifting resources from agriculture to the industrial / service sectors
  2. The transformation of the agricultural sector to increasing competitiveness and productivity within the sector.

Both dimensions are very important yet focus on different issues and suggest different policies.Prof. Barichello suggested several policies that can be adopted in the agricultural / food sector transformation, which are:

  1. Technology and human capital improvement
  2. Choose policies that foster competition, innovation and comparative advantages
  3. Remove regulatory barriers (e.g. in transport & logistic, taxes)
  4. Exploring export markets and developing products better suited to consumers

Furthermore, He also stated that some policies do not work, such as:

  1. Subsidies that just raise prices (e.g. rice tariff)
  2. Import barriers such as high tariffs and import quota
  3. Any policy action that reduces competition
  4. Any regulatory measures that limit farm consolidation & limit innovation.

At this international seminar, GoLive Indonesia representation, Farda Eka Kusumawardana (GoLive’s online administrator), also introduced and explained projects, objectives and activities of the coming year 2015 to the seminar audiences. He also invited the audiences to contribute an article to be published in the GoLive Indonesia blog.

Speakers and Audience of the Seminar

The Speakers and Audience of the Seminar

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Dinner with The University of Adelaide and Bogor Agricultural University

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On December 4th, 2014, a networking dinner between the University of Adelaide and Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) was held at the IPB International Convention Centre, Bogor, Indonesia. This event aimed to strengthen the cooperation and collaboration between University of Adelaide and IPB. This dinner also provides opportunity for new Indonesian students at the University of Adelaide to network with fellow students studying in IPB and University of Adelaide.

The event was attended by the IPB official staffs and faculty members, such as Prof. Anas Miftah Fauzi ( vice rector for research and cooperation), Prof. Dr. Ir. Yonny Koesmaryono, MS (Vice Rector For Academic And Student Affairs), Prof. Dr. Ir. Nastiti Siswi Indrasti, MSi (Head of Agroindustrial Technology Department), Dr. Nunung Nuryartono (Director of International Centre for Applied Finance and Economics (InterCAFE)); University of Adelaide official staff and faculty members, including Associate Professor Veronica Soebarto (Associate Professor at School of Architecture & Built Environment), Dr. Elisa Palazzo (Senior Lecturer at School of Architecture & Built Environment), Nicole Rizzo-Gray (Partnership and Student Support Officer); Students of double degree program IPB – University of Adelaide, and some alumni of University of Adelaide.

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Prof. Anas M. Fauzi in his welcome speech stated that IPB and UoA have agreed on a long-run collaboration framework by promoting double-degree programs, research collaboration and joint publications between researchers in University of Adelaide and IPB. IPB and Faculty of Profession University of Adelaide have set up & organized double degree program for Master of Applied Economics and Master of Applied Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Both programs have been implemented and still ongoing, involving students from the Ministry of Trade officers and Ministry of Industry officers. Prof. Anas also notified that IPB and UoA offer the Executive Programs with duration 2 weeks – 2 months for government officers to improve their competencies by taking short courses & comparative study in Adelaide.

Chrisia Iskandar, In-country Representative of University of Adelaide for Indonesia, highlighted the importance of mutual cooperation between these two leading higher education Institutions. According to Chrisia, University of Adelaide wishes to enhance the collaboration with IPB beyond the Faculty of Professions. Currently, the two parties are preparingto set up the double degree program between the Faculty of Animal Science (IPB) and School Animal and Veterinary Sciences (UoA); and double degree program between Department of Landscape Architecture (IPB) and School of Architecture & Built Environment (UoA).

The academic collaboration and cooperation between IPB and UoA is indeed a positive contribution to the relationship between the two countries, Indonesia and Australia.

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