2018 has so far brought exciting changes for the Jakarta Lab. We’ve wrapped up a project focused on gender-inclusive development, published new research on Data for Development, organised workshops to advance digital literacy for girls, and many more. Now, we’re welcoming a new member to our team!
Starting September, Dinita Andriani Putri is joining us as the Jakarta Lab’s Project Manager.
Dinita has been an active partner before becoming part of our team, working on research projects with us, such as “Making Smart City Initiatives Open and Inclusive”, understanding the role of open data in urban governance, and how teenagers understand social media’s privacy trade-offs. As our Project Manager, she will drive the design and management of the Jakarta Lab’s innovation projects, and work closely with multiple partners in Indonesia and across Southeast Asia. Her interest in understanding and mapping the dynamics of technological development and its effect on society will be a great addition for our team, especially as we continue to build, test, and apply data-driven innovative approaches to address pressing social problems in the region.
Dinita is familiar with the policy landscape of media, innovation, and technology in Indonesia. She previously managed Centre for Innovation Policy and Governance, a think tank that works closely with the government and civil society organisations in Indonesia on a myriad of social issues. She has also worked for the President’s Delivery Unit of the Government of Indonesia as well as several other private organisations, and has published a number of research papers on media and citizenship, use of open data and information technologies to improve governance, and policy principles of emerging tech.
We’re excited and happy to have Dinita on board!