Indonesia Development Forum (IDF) 2017 accept submission of Call for Papers. This year's theme is Fighting Inequality for Better Growth. The information on all 11 sub-themes and submission for abstract or paper can be accessed via Indonesia Development Forum website at http://indonesiadevelopmentforum.com
Compared to other developing countries such as India, the Philippines, Mexico, or Brazil, Indonesia is lacking behind in multi-stakeholders policy journals and other media. Making it worse, current policy journals play minimum role in translating research documents to policy briefs for policy makers to consume effectively. The quality of domestic policy research in Indonesia is low as shown in number of published articles in international peer-reviewed journals indexed by Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). It also showed that only about 12% of social science research publications on Indonesia is undertaken by authors based in the country.
On 15-16 March 2017 in Jakarta, the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI), the KOMPAK program and The World Bank in Indonesia will jointly host this fourth international DDD workshop with practitioners, researchers, government and other partners to tease out common threads, discuss the practical challenges of mainstreaming TWP and PDIA, and build momentum between communities of practice to do development differently.
On her trip to the Doing Development Differently Workshop, in Jakarta, KSI is fortunate to have Louise Shaxson/ODI to share her thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and lessons to demand and use evidence.
Tempo Institute and Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) facilitate a learning space for KSI partners in developing and implementing communication activities. This workshop on developing communication strategy is implemented through participatory and experiential learning that place experiences as the key capital in the learning process.
The Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) and Pulse Lab Jakarta, in collaboration with the Knowledge Sector Initiative, host the International Conference of Data Revolution for Policy Makers on 21-22 February 2017. The Conferencese deal with these key messages: Key Messages 1 Indonesian readiness to deal with and manage big data along with concrete examples of how new sources of data can be used by policy makers. Key Messages 2 The extent to which data innovation and analytics be used alongside traditional policy research and analysis to inform policy decision making Key Messages 3 The challenges faced by policy makers in adopting and using new data sources, including enabling environments
Luis A. Crouch and Julio Rank have co-written a very interesting paper on the financial benefits to using data for SDGs. This topic is very relevant to KSI, which basically provides a model for showing what the financial returns to a country are, for basing their policy on evidence and solid information.
Renee McKibbin, Veronica Taylor, and Nadine White from Australian National University (ANU) will share experience from Australia and ANU in gender equity in research and higher education, including the implementation of Athena SWAN Awards Program on the Athena SWAN program.
President Joko Widodo called for a ‘mental revolution’ among the Indonesian people and institutions to address structural weaknesses in the economy, the declining authority of the state and the rise of intolerance and sectarian conflict. Fred Carden, in a recent paper published by KSI, argues that given the complexity of governance and economic development issues, knowledge and evidence are central to that change and central to sensible policy decisions.
Keynote speaker, Terri Lomax, PhD, will share the experience of the USA and RTI International and discuss to answer important questions related to patents implementation and commercialization, such as patents and royalties management by research centers and universities in the US, incentives for researchers/inventors who produce patents, distribution of royalties between researchers and institutions/universities, and the percentage of revenues from patent that US universities received compared to block research grants and/or competitive grants. Dr. Nurul Taufiqu Rochman, Head of Innovation Center, Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI) will lead the discussion.
In order to support research excellence, it is important to strengthen gender and social inclusion in research and higher education development, through round table discussion on women’s research center in higher education.
"A better understanding of what gender issues entail is the first step that Government agencies must take, otherwise it is not possible for them to create appropriate plans and activities to address gender issues and overcome problems related to them."
Preparatory work on the Science Symposium jointly hosted by the Australian Academy of Science and AIPI is progressing with the appointment of conveners to fill the science programme on 29-30 November: Health: Prof. David Cooper and Dr Herawati Sudoyo; Marine and Climate Change: Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Prof. Jamaluddin Jompa; Agriculture: Dr Jim Peacock, Dr TJ Higgins and Assoc. Prof Fenny Dwivany. Events on 28 November and 1 December will be open for the public.