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Developing 8 Countries (D-8) Business Forum meets

The D-8 group of "developing" countries with large Muslim populations is an important network of South-South solidarity and trade, and its Business Forum convened in July 2010 and announced a new series of trade missions. The D-8 is made up of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey.

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Center for Democracy and Development, July 2010 pg. 10:

Http://www.apanews.net/spip.php?arti cle128131

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Rural tourism could develop local communities in Indonesia

The Strategic Foresight Group writes,

"In 2008, the government launched a pilot project to transform villages into tourist destinations. Rural tourism includes village tours and outdoor activities such as farming, local games, traditional music and dance. Initially, the government developed tourism in 50 villages across Indonesia. By the end of 2010, there will be around 200 villages developed as tourist destinations. Indonesia has the potential to expand such initiatives because villages have diversity of cultures, traditions and handicrafts to attract tourists."


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The Strategic Foresight Group, Nov 2010, page 12: http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/SFG_July2010.pdf#page=12

‘Borobudur to Woo Visitors with New Tourist Villages.’ Jakarta Globe. 20 January 2010.

‘Government set to Develop More tourism Villages.’ Jakarta Post. 9 July 2010.

‘Government to Develop Tourism in 200 Villages.’ Jakarta Post. 7 March 2010.

‘Underdeveloped Villages.’ Indonesia Matters. 13 September 2006.

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Algae may hold the key to reducing Dengue deaths and speed recovery

"Indonesian scientists have recently found that chlorella extract can accelerate the process of healing and reduces the risk of death in dengue patients. If a breakthrough is achieved in the use of chlorella extract to aid the recovery of dengue patients.

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Strategic Foresight Group, April 2010, pg. 14

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Micro-credit financing for water infrastructure, but excludes slum-dwellers

Jakarta will continue to face water supply and sanitation challenges, but some new financing schemes have emerged. However, they are marginally successful at supporting slum dwellers and could widen a healthy-sick, rich-poor inequality gap.

The Strategic Foresight Group writes,

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The Strategic Foresight Group, July 2010, page 6: http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/SFG_July2010.pdf#page=6

“Grey water baths and itchy skin: life without sanitation in Jakarta's slums”. 17 April 2010.

“Raw water reaching new pollution-level highs”. The Jakarta Post. 27 May 2010.

Haryadi, Tomy. “Bringing back good karma in water quality”. The Jakarta Post. 23 March 2010.

Lutfia, Ismira. “Plan to Pipe Clean Water to Jakarta's Poor”. The Jakarta Globe. 1 September
2009. <http://thejakartaglobe.com/city/plan-to-pipe-clean-water-to-jakartas-poor/327466>

“Rp 2.1t water treatment network planned for Jakarta”. The Jakarta Post. 22 May 2010.

“Jakarta population over 9.5 million: Agency”. The Jakarta Post. 2 June 2010.
<http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/06/02/jakarta-population-over-95-millionagency. html>

“Special Issue: Water Worries”. The Jakarta Globe. 25-26 July 2009.

Kurniasih, Heni. “Water Not For All: The Consequences of Water Privatisation in Jakarta,
Indonesia”. The University of Melbourne. 1-3 July 2008.

“Water worries”. Megacity Jakarta. 30 July 009. <http://www.atimes.com/seasia/

Kurniawati, Dewi. “Jakarta Faces Swelling Population and Shortfall of Proper Housing”. The
Jakarta Globe. 3 November 2009. <http://thejakartaglobe.com/home/jakarta-faces-swellingpopulation-and-shortfall-of-proper-housing/339472>

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Massive national Campaign against Malaria proving effective

The Strategic Foresight Group writes,

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The Strategic Foresight Group, July 2010, page 6: http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/SFG_July2010.pdf#page=6

“Indonesia reduces Malaria cases by two-thirds”. People’s Daily Online. 26 April 2010.

“Aceh to be free from Malaria by 2015”. Antara News. 18 April 2010.

“Indonesia: Home-grown Artemisinin to boost malaria fight”. IRIN. 17 March 2009.

Barrie.“Malaria-free Indonesia by 2030”. Planet Mole. 26 April 2008.

“Overview - Health & Nutrition”. UNICEF. <http://www.unicef.org/indonesia/health_nutrition.html>

Mitchell, David. “The long campaign - Malaria remains a major health policy challenge in
Indonesia”. Inside Indonesia.

“Attempts To Control Malaria In Indonesia's Papua Province Continue”. Facts About Malaria. 19
October 2009. <http://www.factsaboutmalaria.com/photo/1874357/?k=j83s12y12h94s27k02>

Choo Chon Kai.“Indonesia: Enough to be poor people!”. Interlocals.net. 18 October 2007.

“INDONESIA: Anti-malaria efforts focus on pregnant women, children”. IRIN. 20 May 2010.

“Malaria Situation in SEAR Countries – Indonesia”. SEARO, WHO.

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Indonesia’s Bid to Become (Organic) Bread Basket of the World

Indonesia’s government is taking significant steps to increase food security. From Strategic Foresight Group (SFG):

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Strategic Foresight Group, Asian Horizons,March 2010 page 7-8:

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Massive Infrastructure Investments in Indonesia

Large-scale infrastructure investments in Indonesia promise to radically affect the region, for better or for worse.

The Strategic Foresight Group writes,

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Strategic Foresight Group, Dec 2010, page 13:

“Editorial: Coal industry-driven railways”. The Jakarta Post. 30 August 2010, http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/08/30/editorial-coal-industrydriven-railways.html

Haryanto, Bilhuda. “India’s Adani to Invest $1.6b In S. Sumatra Coal Railway”. The Jakarta Globe. 25 August 2010. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/business/indias-adani-to-invest-16b-ins-

“Indonesia Private Railway Freight Corridor, Indonesia”. Railway-technology.com. http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/indonesiaprivaterail/

Simamora, A.P. “Coal mining ‘destroying’ Kalimantan”. The Jakarta Post. 18 March 2010. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/03/18/coal-mining-%E2%80%98destroying%E2%80%99-kalimantan.html

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Civil Society and Energy

Countries around the globe continue to search for more energy and in the process assert their right to pursue nuclear energy. Energy and sustainability are highly controversial issues around the world, as demonstrated by civil society's impassioned responses.

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LKYSPP Asian Trends Monitoring Bulletin, October 2010 part 2, pg. 1:

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Southeast Asian Countries With Less Access to Electricity Use Higher Rate of Renewable Energy

According to the Asian Trends Monitoring Bulletin from October 2010, it appears as though the Southeast Asian countries with the least access to electricity uses the highest amount of energy from "combustible renewables and waste".

Thailand which shows a 99% rate of access to electricity for rural communities and 100% rate of access for urban communities gets only 18% of their energy from combustible renewables and waste.

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Asian Trends Monitoring Bulletin, October 2010: PDF 2, pg. 1:

scrap metal mobile phone charger:

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New stoves to improve health of Indonesian rural poor

The Strategic Foresight Group writes that the Improved Cook Stove (ICS) Project in Yoguakarta could improve overall health, sustenance, and livelihood of Indonesia rural poor.

Traditional firewood stoves, used for kitchen cooking and palm sugar production, contribute to acute respiratory disease for children and women, and collecting the necessary firewood can involve other dangers such as snake and insect bites, allergic reactions, backache, and others.

Average: 2 (1 vote)


Strategic Foresight Group, Dec 2010, page 12:

“Improved Cook Stove - Kitchen Improvement in Small Scale Brown Sugar Production in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia”. Bio Energy Lists: http://www.bioenergylists.org/stovesdoc/Countries/bp-re-ri.pdf

“Sustainable energy solutions in Indonesia: A learning opportunity for the World Bank Group”. Bank Information Center. 27 July 2010: http://www.bicusa.org/en/Article.12056.aspx
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