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Australia-Indonesia Institute grant recipients, 2021-22

The Australia-Indonesia Institute 2021-22 grants round supports 13 recipients to build on the Australian Government’s commitment to partnering and engaging with Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project title Recipient Project description AII grant (GST inc. where applicable) Grant funding location
Sydney Child Health Program (SCHP) Indonesia Practical Paediatric Workshop Webinar Series Sydney Children's Hospitals Network SCHP’s 12 month online education program focuses on >100 webcasts from Australian paediatric experts, live webinars (enabling interaction) and networking between Indonesian and Australian medical practitioners. The program facilitates healthcare professionals with skills needed to improve health outcomes for children. $40,000.00 Australia, Indonesia
ReelOzInd! Teaching Resource Pack Australia-Indonesia Centre COVID-19 brings significant challenges for fostering people-to-people connections between Indonesians and Australians, especially young people. With mobility between our countries limited, this project facilitates vital cultural connections and provides a contemporary and dynamic online resource for teachers of Indonesian language. $20,000.00 Australia, Indonesia
Fostering inclusive approaches to health equity in Indonesia La Trobe University The pandemic has exposed serious health inequity, disproportionately affecting people with disabilities. This project will inform students of nursing and midwifery and educators about the rights of people with disabilities to health services, and principles of inclusive health practices. $32,000.00 Indonesia
Improving quality of maternal healthcare in six districts of Indonesia The University of Adelaide Health service organisational and staff factors are reasons for poor quality care, poor pregnancy outcomes and maternal deaths. This project will improve the capacity of six hospitals and departments of health to implement locally relevant changes and improve quality of care. $37,000.00 Indonesia
Evaluating novel tools to improve safety of vivax malaria treatment Menzies School of Health Research Novel vivax malaria treatment regimens are effective but can cause severe side-effects. In this Australian-Indonesian collaborative project, we will evaluate a novel diagnostic tool to identify patients at risk of side effects, enrolled in a clinic in Indonesia in 2022. $40,000.00 Australia, Indonesia
Australia-Indonesia Business Resilience Hub: Tourism Thriving and Capability Building The University of Queensland We aim to develop a business resilience hub to engage Indonesian small-and-medium tourism enterprises to build resilience. Customised training, workshops, awards and mentorship programs will be organised to empower organisations to recover and adapt when facing an increased number of disasters. $30,000.00 Australia, Indonesia
Building innovative capability and economic resilience in MSMEs Edith Cowan University This project develops and runs two 10-day intensive upskill and reskill training programs to build the innovative capability and economic resilience of people in Bali to remain in tourism and hospitality sectors, or shift towards entrepreneurial MSMEs in creative digital technology. $41,000.00 Australia, Indonesia
Responding to Indonesia’s tobacco public health crisis The University of Queensland Almost 300,000 Indonesians die from tobacco smoke every year and having smoke-free environments is more important than ever now during COVID-19. This project propagates our health knowledge and resources to Indonesia by translating and disseminating our resources. $40,000.00 Australia, Indonesia
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Perth, 2022 Writing WA Inc Building on extant partnerships, UWRF Perth 2022 will be a three-day, bilateral cultural initiative co-presented by Writing Western Australia and the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Bali (UWRF). The festival will take place simultaneously in Perth, Ubud and online. $40,000.00 Australia, Indonesia
Fostering Mental Health through Social Media during the COVID Pandemic University of Sydney The University of Sydney and Atma Jaya University, Jakarta, will bring members of mental health support groups together to develop social media campaigns and guidelines to foster mental health, which has been adversely affected by the COVID pandemic. $30,000.00 Australia, Indonesia
REWIRE (Renewable Energy Workshops to Assist Indonesia’s Rural Electrification) Mr Tim Frodsham A survey and workshops will build local capacity in renewable energy technology on Sumba island. Technology transfer will enable local communities to use local materials to install autonomous generation. The project promotes gender equity, ease of replicability, cultural exchange, climate adaptation, and Australian expertise. $40,000.00 Indonesia
Australia-Indonesia Community Resilience: Co-creation of sustainable food and forest tourism University of South Australia The project aims to create economic resilience programs in an innovative, digital-savvy way for disadvantaged community leaders for COVID-19 recovery, increase cultural awareness of forest food diversity, and develop creative partnerships with the tourism industry across Australia and Indonesia. $30,000.00 Australia, Indonesia
Virtual Training of Oral Cancer Early Screening for Indonesian Dentists La Trobe University Dentists in selected provinces will be given virtual training and webinars to enhance dentists’ awareness, knowledge, and skills to perform oral cancer early screening, which could lead to decreased oral cancer diagnosis delay and case fatalities. $40,000.00 Australia, Indonesia

More details of these grants can be found in the archived documents below.

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