The KSI Phase 2 Subsidiary Arrangement signing, launching of call for papers for the Indonesia Development Forum, and the unveiling of two much awaited Indonesian Academy of Science’s white papers (Science,Technology and Higher Education towards Indonesia 2045, and Disruption Era: Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education in Indonesia) mark a very fruitful May 2017. The KSI Phase 1 team also presented results achieved over the last 5 years, receiving very strong input and responses from a panel of international experts
Time flies and we now have only two months to go in Phase I of KSI. This update sees milestones marking increased momentum to initiate better systems (e-planning) and data flows (Satudata Indonesia). We also observe demand for better use of knowledge and evidence including local and cultural knowledge and strengthened capacity within government through competent policy analysts.
Greetings! It was wonderful to meet so many international and national development stakeholders at the Doing Development Differently workshop on 15 and 16 March in Jakarta. The workshop covered what development practitioners are learning and applying in increasingly complex and fluid operating environments.
Greetings! President Joko Widodo’s recent visit to Australia and the high level discussions between the two governments was summarised in a Joint Statement which importantly highlighted a number of development cooperation investments, including the Australia Indonesia Science Symposium as an example of key people-to-people links with innovation and science as new areas for bilateral collaboration between the two nations. This follows successful presentations made by KSI Partners (SMERU, PSHK and PKMK-UGM) at the Australasian Aid Conference to share experiences in advocating evidence based policies. This month was also highlighted by the Data Revolution for Policy Makers Conference held by Pulse Lab Jakarta with KSI support. Other updates on Gender Equity in Research and Higher Education and a range of other February events show the increasing momentum across Indonesia’s knowledge sector as KSI moves towards the second phase. Enjoy and we look forward to your comments and input! Salam KSI!
“New Year, New Momentum” Entering in to the last 6 months of KSI Phase I, our focus in this period will be on consolidating work on the 6 barriers for a healthy knowledge sector and with a particular focus on building blocks to carry forward the momentum into the second phase. This includes a range of events to support counterparts in highlighting their achievements and in building further collaboration.
We close 2016 with the wonderful news that KSI will be extended for another 5 years. This creates new opportunities and challenges, as we continue to support Indonesia's knowledge sector providing evidence for stronger policies in Indonesia.
Canberra’s Shine Dome, the venue for the first Australia Indonesia Science Symposium, is a wonderful location to reflect on what has occurred in November, and where KSI is going. It is hard not to agree that the building is itself a statement of innovation, understanding of time, and is befitting of its surroundings and environment.
In this month’s update, we highlight a number of policy inputs by partner policy research institutes, such as PUSAD Paramadina and its forum on religious tolerance and violence, and SMERU’s presentation to BAPPENAS on productivity in Indonesia’s manufacturing industry.
September has been a very encouraging month for Indonesia’s knowledge sector, particularly as we see a number of key partnerships advance and consolidate.