Story of Change: The Indonesian Academy of Sciences


The five-year partnership between the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (Akademi Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia, AIPI) and the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI) was arguably one of the most strategic in advancing scientific progress in Indonesia. The story of AIPI and its partnership with KSI is a story of triumph, setbacks, and perseverance. 

In a relatively short amount of time, with the support of KSI and other development partners, AIPI managed to strengthen its institutional governance, clarify its objective, and expand its network and influence. AIPI also gave birth to the Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences (Akademi Ilmuwan Muda Indonesia, ALMI), and the Indonesian Science Fund (Dana Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia, DIPI), the latter being the first independent research funding agency in Indonesia  that awarded multi-year funding on a competitive basis through a peer review process. 

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