4:00 am November 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
While the need for education systems to adapt to the times is recognized by many, the emphasis has been mostly focused on the system itself and the students while the roles of teachers have remained largely ignored, teachers told an education summit.
10:05 pm November 5, 2014 | No Comment
In a world that is constantly changing, the world's education systems need to adapt to ensure that young people are best prepared for a more inter-connected world, a pedagogy expert said here on Tuesday.
9:26 pm February 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
From the picture frame, set in front of the raised casket, the face of a respectable, bespectacled man smiles at you with a boyish grin. It is this face, exuding friendliness and warmth, that comes to mind when I think of Thee Kian Wie — or Pak Thee for me, Kian Wee, for many others.
10:30 am January 16, 2014 | No Comment
As Indonesia enters a hectic electoral year, one of the things most expected from the country’s new leaders is real leadership, business practitioners and academics said on Wednesday.
3:39 pm December 30, 2013 | 1 Comment
At first glance, Tri Rismaharini, in her trademark batik tunic and Islamic veil, may look more like an Indonesian housewife rather than an official who holds sway over the political life of some three million people. But make no mistake: despite her firm yet friendly demeanor and motherly appearance, Ibu Risma is one of Indonesia’s prominent political trailblazers.
8:57 am December 19, 2013 | 2 Comments
Although it clearly carries a strong religious identity, the indiscriminate care and assistance that the Salvation Army has provided to the needy and disenfranchised has allowed it to grow and expand its presence in predominantly Muslim Indonesia without encountering resistance.
11:35 am November 30, 2013 | No Comment
Several awards handed to Indonesian companies in recognition of sustainable business practices show that in terms of sustainability, some local firms are way ahead, even compared to multinationals, the head of the local chapter of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development said.
10:21 am November 29, 2013 | No Comment
Reflecting growing awareness of the importance of sustainability in business, locally-bred companies were among those receiving recognition this week for their track record and commitment to sustainable business. Sustainable business awards were presented for 11 industry sectors and nine business categories in recognition of their sustainability achievements during the 2nd Annual Sustainable Business Awards ceremony […]
9:12 am November 26, 2013 | No Comment
While the world has undergone rapid changes and become increasingly globalized, diplomacy has mostly remained entrenched in old practices and therefore needs to undergo drastic changes to be able to stay relevant, a Canadian political analyst and career diplomat said on Monday.
7:53 am November 22, 2013 | No Comment
Businesses must become more proactive in helping communities to prepare for disasters according to a white paper published in Jakarta on Thursday. Unveiling the “Business and Disaster Preparedness” white paper prepared by CSR Asia and funded by Prudence Foundation, CSR Asia chairman Richard Welford said the answer to why businesses needed to be involved in […]
10:15 am November 17, 2013 | No Comment
Washington. Nick Maddock used to assume that being gay could only limit him on Wall Street. Instead, it opened a door. “I want to break that mold, the stereotype of what gay people want to be,” said Maddock, 22, a senior at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, during a reception at the Out […]
5:05 pm November 13, 2013 | No Comment
The European Union and several European chambers of commerce have launched the EU-Indonesia Business Network (EIBN) to help boost trade and investment in Indonesia by providing support to businesses from the continent.
3:35 pm October 1, 2013 | No Comment
The European Union and Indonesia on Monday signed a voluntary partnership agreement marking their joint commitment to ensuring that timber entering the EU is produced legally. “The EU and Indonesia have developed a close partnership with the common aim of stamping out illegal logging and promoting trade in legal timber and timber products,” said Colin […]
9:15 am October 1, 2013 | 1 Comment
Following years of recording economic growth of more than 6 percent a year, Indonesia, now in the midst of an economic slowdown, needs to institute transformational policies to maintain its current growth rate for the long term, economists said in Jakarta on Monday. Prominent Indonesian environmentalist Emil Salim, an economist who served as environment minister […]
4:26 pm September 30, 2013 | No Comment
Following years of recording over six percent annual growth, Indonesia, now in the midst of an economic slowdown, needs to institute transformational policies to maintain its current rate for the long term, economists said on Monday in Jakarta. Prominent Indonesian environmentalist Emil Salim, an economist who served as environment minister from 1978 to 1993, said […]