Australia Awards Indonesia will provide support for Neliti to build an estimated 200 digital libraries across Indonesia. The project will be conducted under the auspices of Australia Awards Indonesia’s Alumni Grant Scheme (AGS) and will be led by Neliti Team Member and Australian alumni Valencia Jane.
The funding from AGS will help Neliti provide technology and training to digitalise hundreds of libraries across the archipelago – making tens of thousands of Indonesian publications freely available to both Indonesian and Australian educational institutions.
The ultimate goal of the project is to make more research available online, thus encouraging evidence-based policy in Indonesia by increasing the accessibility of Indonesia’s knowledge base.
About the Alumni Grant Scheme
The AGS aims to strengthen Australia-Indonesia linkages and encourage Australian alumni in Indonesia to leverage their experience and knowledge, put their ideas into action and create meaningful change. The AGS offers seed funding, on a competitive basis, for initiatives that create impact in alumni’s professional field, organisation and community.
The objectives of the AGS are:
- To provide Australian alumni in Indonesia with opportunities to enhance and capitalise on their knowledge and skills to improve practice in their professional fields and communities;
- To develop, maintain and strengthen professional linkages and partnerships between alumni and the Australian government, and Australian businesses, organisations and educational institutions;
- To connect alumni to each other across disciplines and professions, organisations and institutions, and geographic areas in order to share good practice and create opportunities for collaboration; to develop a network of alumni who view Australia’s capabilities and credentials in a positive light; and,
- To showcase Australia’s excellence as a global provider of high quality education and research.
Australia Awards Indonesia: https://australiaawardsindonesia.org/
Alumni Grant Scheme: https://www.australiaawardsindonesia.org/content/169/15/alumni-grant-scheme