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The Port of Makassar in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. (ANTARA FOTO/Amas Padda)

Young port workers in the maritime city of Makassar lack digital skills. Vocational schools can be the solution

Our research in the port city of Makassar, Indonesia has found vocational schools can be the key to training young workers’ digital skills.
Two female residents of Tambak Lorok village in Central Java visit their damaged house after it was hit by high tidal flooding. ANTARA FOTO/Aji Styawan/hp.

Staying afloat: research discovers women’s unique views of COVID-19 in an Indonesian fishing village

Female residents of Indonesian fishing village Tambak Lorok show a unique response in dealing with the pandemic.
Bali’s tourism industry is one of the hardest hit by COVID-19 travel restrictions. ANTARA FOTO/Fikri Yusuf/wsj

Women, youth and low-education workers bear the worst job losses in Indonesia when there are no tourists

The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated many opportunities for those who were already financially disadvantaged.
A doctor stands by in a patient room at Pertamina Jaya Hospital in Cempaka Putih, Jakarta. ANTARA FOTO/M Risyal Hidayat/wsj.

Discrepancies in facilities and services among hospitals in Indonesia increase COVID-19 risks among health workers

Significant discrepancies in the quantity and quality of hospitals’ facilities and services for COVID-19 treatment have contributed to increasing risks for medical workers.
A seaweed farmer shows his crops in Bone, South Sulawesi. ANTARA FOTO/Yusran Uccang/ss/aww/15.

Seaweed farmers’ flexibility makes Indonesia a major player in global markets, but there is more work to be done

The success of Indonesia’s seaweed industry is also closely linked to the ability of Indonesian seaweed farmers to work around extreme seasonal variations in seaweed growth rates.

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