Join us at our new series of informal sharing sessions on different topics around Indonesia’s knowledge sector.
Book launch: "Local Knowledge Matters: Power, Context and Policy Making in Indonesia" (Policy Press, July 2018)
Kharisma Nugroho, Research Associate, Indonesian Alliance for Policy Research
Fred Carden, Principal, Using Evidence Inc.
Hans Antlov, Technical Advisor, Knowledge Sector Initiative
Hilmar Farid, Director General for Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture
Local Knowledge Matters’ discusses the critical role that local knowledge plays in public policy processes as well as its role in the co-production of policy relevant knowledge with the scientific and professional communities. The authors consider the mechanisms used by local organisations and the constraints and opportunities they face, exploring what the knowledge-to-policy process means, who is involved and how different communities can engage in the policy process. Ten diverse case studies are used from around Indonesia, addressing issues such as forest management, water resources, maritime resource management and financial services such as health insurance. By making extensive use of quotes from the field, the book allows the reader to examine the perspectives and beliefs of community members around local knowledge and its effects on individual and community life. This discussion will begin with an introduction from the authors, followed by two case study of local knowledge by LAHA Sulawesi Tenggara and the Center for Anthropological Studies, University of Indonesia, and a review by Director General for Culture at the Ministry of Education and Culture, Hilmar Farid.
The Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) hosts regular discussions led by prominent speakers on topics related to evidence-informed policymaking in Indonesia. Sessions include a short presentation followed by interactive Q&A. KSIxChange is open to all and free to attend. Seats are limited and registrations close the day prior to the event.
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