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Did the 2020 floods help prepare Jakarta for climate emergency response?

The start of 2020 saw Jakarta experience the biggest rainfall on record. This resulted in floods that killed 67 people in Indonesia’s capital and affected more than 400,000 people. These floods were claimed as a wake-up call on the impact of climate change. 

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Bagaimana cara menangani berita hoax?

Masih segar di dalam ingatan bagaimana kabar “orang gila merupakan penculik anak” tersebar di masyarakat. Banyak orang yang benar-benar mengalami gangguan mental menjadi korban main hakim sendiri dari masyarakat yang percaya kebenaran berita tersebut. Masalahnya beberapa dari mereka bahkan meninggal dunia akibat dipukuli dan ditendang oleh warga sekitar.…Continue readingBagaimana cara menangani berita hoax?

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Break the common sense block to engage parents in Timor Leste schools

Sometimes our own worst enemy is common sense. The problem is not that if something makes sense intuitively then it’s wrong. The issue is often people assume common sense solutions are somehow universal. This is the common sense block. Take a look at schools in Timor Leste, where Tulodo’s Nick Goodwin is working with the Australian-funded Partnership for Human Development (PHD) program.…Continue readingBreak the common sense block to engage parents in Timor Leste schools

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The Zika virus: is there a silver lining to our fear?

Zika, the mosquito-borne virus, has been declared an international health emergency by the WHO. The international agency reports tremendous healthcare costs waiting ahead as the virus travels across continents and countries, seemingly unstoppable. We can imagine the grown-up babies who are suffering from microcephaly – strongly linked with the Zika virus. It will be a hard life for them and their carers because microcephaly has been linked with problems such as developmental delays, intellectual disability, hearing loss, vision problems, and it can be life-threatening. But even this tragedy may have a silver lining.…Continue readingThe Zika virus: is there a silver lining to our fear?