Cover photo from the Re:publica 2018 website. All credits belong to them.
2018 is passing by quickly, and at the Jakarta Lab, we’ve been busy bees organising workshops, attending and presenting at various events, and actively advocating for better open data practices in the region (as we’ve been doing the last years). So where can you catch us in the next weeks, and what exactly have we been upto? Here’s what!
In May, we’ll be at:
- Re:publica 2018, Berlin, Germany, Stage 4, 16:15-16:45, 2-4 May
This year at Re:publica, our Lab Director, Andreas Pawelke (@pa_wela), will be heading the session “The Future of Data for Development” where he will present the “Data for Development: What’s Next?” research. The report, done in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), looks at the current state of data for development, identifies emerging data trends, and provides recommendations on how to integrate data strategies and investments in development work. The session will cover real projects: “practitioners will discuss how they’re using data to advance development and explore how the trends might impact their work on the way forward” and is bound to be full of on-the-ground experiences and interesting data tidbits—see you there!
- Asia Pacific-US AI Workshop: Measuring Impact and Building Inclusive AI, Hongkong SAR, 9 May
Our Research Manager, Glenn Maail will be attending the Asia Pacific-US AI Workshop, a part of the Global AI Dialogue Series convened by the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University and organised together with the Digital Asia Hub in collaboration with the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University. The event seeks to provide a platform for policy, business, or technology actors to develop and share insights on AI from an ethics and governance perspective. Focusing on “exploring cross-border impact metrics, aggregating and analysing AI data, and identifying best practices for bolstering trust in AI”, it’s bound to be an intense and insightful discussion, so make sure to follow @glennmaail on Twitter for updates!
The last month also saw us busy:
- Open Contracting System Mapping Workshop, Jakarta, Indonesia, 25 April
Organised by the Jakarta Lab together with Hivos, the event was part of our research project that maps information intermediaries in Indonesia and the conditions under which they can become effective in open contracting advocacy and engagement. The workshop aimed to get an in-depth understanding of the infomediaries, the open contracting ecosystem in Indonesia, and the challenges and opportunities for future collaborations in this sector.
- Girl Power: A Forum on Digital Literacy for Girls in the 21st Century, Jakarta, Indonesia, 30 April
Recently, we wrapped up a forum focused on tackling women’s access, use and creation of internet technologies. We gathered government agencies, civil society organisations, media, and researchers to discuss the key issues affecting the digital literacy of women and young girls in Indonesia, outline recommendations to address these challenges and gaps, and map key actors and current initiatives in this space. We’ll keep working on our findings and research, so make sure to regularly check our blog for updates!
If you’ll be in Re:publica 2018 or the Asia Pacific-US AI Workshop, let us know through Twitter @ODLabJkt. We always look forward meeting new people, exchanging experiences and discussing ideas in the data for development space. See you at the next event!