“Produk Tanyoe”: A bottom-up initiative empowering grassroots communities

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Original photo from the Diary of a Hotel Addict, CC BY 2.0. Colour and add-on modifications by the Open Data Lab Jakarta. This is the fourth and final part of our Innovating for Open Cities blog series, featuring our interview with ICAIOS. You can read our project wrap-up and series kickstarter here, our interview with […]

Youth in Action: How Jakarta can say “No” to disaster

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Original photo from the Diary of a Hotel Addict, CC BY 2.0. Colour and add-on modifications by the Open Data Lab Jakarta. This is the third installment in our Innovating for Open Cities blog series, featuring our interview with Perkumpulan SKALA. You can also read our project wrap-up and our interview with Radya Labs on […]

DARU: Firefighting at your fingertips

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Original photo from the Diary of a Hotel Addict, CC BY 2.0. Colour and add-on modifications by the Open Data Lab Jakarta. The hype around “Smart Cities” has influenced discussions on urbanism worldwide. Locally in Indonesia, the concept of smart cities is becoming more popular and cities across the country are starting to integrate and […]

Women at the Forefront of Open Data in Malaysia

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For the last two years, the World Wide Web Foundation’s Open Data Lab Jakarta has worked with government and civil society actors in Malaysia to advocate for more openness in the Malaysian government.  While Malaysia has initiated several open data initiatives in the past, like the launch of its national government open data portal, the […]

How are open data and public service innovation connected?

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On March 22, we’re hosting an event at the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucracy Reform in Jakarta: “Innovation in Public Services through Open Data: Learning from Indonesian Cross-Sectoral Champions”. The event will have two components – a forum and an exhibition – and aims to introduce the different actors implementing innovative, open data-driven solutions to […]

Building the Case for Open Data to Fight Corruption in Indonesia

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On 21 March, the Web Foundation’s Open Data Lab Jakarta, together with Transparency International Indonesia and Open Government Indonesia, and with the support of Ford Foundation is holding a roundtable discussion on “Open Data and the Fight Against Corruption in Indonesia”. The event will be held at the Office of the President in Jakarta, Indonesia, […]

Engage, Incubate, and Collaborate: How We Innovate and Help Make Indonesian Cities More Open

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Original photo from the Diary of a Hotel Addict, CC BY 2.0. Colour and add-on modifications by the Open Data Lab Jakarta. When we first started our Innovating for Open Cities project last year with the support of Making All Voices Count, we embarked on a mission to demonstrate the value of open data in […]

Open is the New Smart: Making Cities Work for Citizens

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A celebration of Open Data Day in Jakarta What: “Open is the New Smart: Making Cities Work for Citizens” Event Where: Goethehaus Jakarta When: 7th of March, 16:00 to 19:00 Register: Through our Eventbrite page, or contact Antya Widita (antya@webfoundation.org) On March 7, we’re organising the “Open is the New Smart: Making Cities Work for […]

The year that was: looking back at 2016

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Though a rocky year globally, 2016 was a year of growth at the Jakarta Lab. We kickstarted new partnerships that took us out of our comfort zones, helped launch open data portals, took on the challenge of blending data with culture and with smart cities, and much more. Though we faced challenges along the way, […]

Delivering Digital Equality: The Web Foundation’s 2017 – 2022 Strategy

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This article was originally posted on the Web Foundation’s website. You can view it here. Our Focus “This is for everyone.” This simple message is what Sir Tim Berners-Lee — the inventor of the web, and founding director of the Web Foundation — shared with 900 million people during the opening ceremony of the London […]