posted on May 31, 2012 12:08
The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia committed with the establishment of an inclusive and global Information Society in its country and aware of the challenges that governments are facing to develop effective projects aligned with population needs, has been able to focus on concrete actions and projects in the field of ICT by creating stakeholder cooperation and partnerships to ensure successful progress towards the WSIS targets.
Some of the projects that have contributed significantly to the implementation of WSIS Outcomes are:
1. National Human Competency Standards for ICT has been developed as reference in issuing certificates for human capacity standards by National Profession Certification Body as well as national ICT Roadmap 2010-2020 as stated in national ICT White Paper which contains Indonesia ICT Development strategy in particular stages with different focus of development and targets according to different levels of development and areas.
In implementing the National ICT strategy, Indonesia defines national flagship consisting of ten focus areas namely: national single window, e-learning, National backbone fiber optic project, software development, e-procurement, e-budgeting, single identity number, e-health, e-cultural heritage, e-agriculture.
2. Developed the ODS for integrating data of cooperative from all provinces in Indonesia as well as several official websites for providing information and data of CSMEs as well as promoting the development of SMEs (www.depkop.go.id; www.smecda.com; www.smescoindonesia.com; www.indonesia-products.biz; www.danabergulir.com).
3. A UPL and an e-procurement or online tender-based system has been established by some ministries in order to ensure that the government procurements are made simplified, transparent and result-oriented. Several objectives of the integrating data activities are to provide affordable access regarding with result of the studies on cooperatives and SMEs; to train CSMEs in enhancing their capacity on managerial and entrepreneurial skills particularly in ICT application; to provide e-procurement/online tender based system at the ministry in order to make government procurement simplified, transparent and result oriented and to promote and support the cooperatives and SMEs into e-bussines for enhancing their competitiveness and business performance.
4. Implemented the utilization of Open Source in several regions by conducting such a migration to OSS. There are 25 regencies/municipalities have migrated to open source software. The ministry has published a book titled “Success Story: The Utilization of Open Source Software in Government Institutions.
5. Published a book about the successfulness of Open Source Software initiation used and utilised by SME’s in Indonesia titled: “Indefinitely Creative Hands” and two series of books titled “Indonesian Open Source Directory 2009” and 2010.
Throughout the said activities, it is hoped to continuously implement migration to Open Source throughout the country. The books discuss how these SME’s conducted researches until developed Open Source Software (OSS).
6. Government program on placement of new public ICT facilities (Sub-District Information Center) has included women groups as places where the facilities are installed. While it is accessible to community in general, it has brought ICT facilities closer to women and these facilities are used as means to access information, training means and personal capacity building tools.
7. Training programs provided for general community have also allocated their sessions for women as well as men. It has increased the number of women who can use internet and number of trainers that can serve as resources for further trainings in many regions. Besides of its role as training of trainers, the trainings has increased knowledge of women on ICT use for different purposes, from personal productivity to the use of ICT in businesses of micro and small enterprises. Special modules have been produced and many regions in the country have initiated trainings for women on the use of ICT. The largest women organization PKK has also developed their ICT based management Information system and this has gradually created e-literacy of women around the country. Many women Small and Medium Enterprises organizations have engaged in ICT training for use by their members in improving knowledge on matters related to their business including marketing and connection to market. Many ICT organizations have also provided training for women in ICT use.
A study is being done to identify the essential information needed by women from different professions, such as house wife, social activists, entrepreneurs and civil servants as well. This study is aimed to assist women to get information more easily and to fulfill their needs when it is not yet available in the web. The needs of information can range from those for personal purposes to the needs of information for use in their daily works in their profession. Another study is underway to develop ICT based micro enterprises training center. This center is aimed to strengthen capacity of women in micro enterprises in production, management and marketing. This ICT based training center will serve as model for replication in other places in the country. A research is being conducted to identify how ICT resources in the community can be mobilized to assist women from different groups to access and use ICT. Various resources in the form human resources, programs, trainings, schools of ICT, bloggers and volunteers is being observed and possible modalities are being explored to find ways, how they can be mobilized to support access of women to ICT. As learning requires time and continues assistance, their roles become important as partners of women in advancing their capacities and access to ICT.
8. Established National Legal Documentation and Information Network among 760 members of Legal Bureau of Ministries, Non Ministries State Institution, Regional Province, City and District, Law Library of Faculty of Law University and other Legal Documentation and Information Institution. Furthermore, up to this moment, 75 % of Legal Documentation and Information Network is linked to the National Legislation Training Agency of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Affairs/ BPHN portals (www.bphn.go.id)
Moreover, as a guideline in the efforts to create a trustworthy, transparent, an non discriminatory legal, regulatory, and policy environment, Indonesia has established a Regulation Number 11/2008 on Information and Electronic Transaction
9. Cooperation on Training Program against Cybercrime for Indonesian law enforcement personnel
10. MOU National Law Development Agency and Korean Institute of Criminology
11. Established Information system on the administration of social legal entities, fiducial registration, and administration system for political parties, limited companies, news online media for limited companies.
12. Established provision of transparent report and data to the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center and Corruption Eradication Commission by the limited companies.
Upcoming projects include:
To further integrate internal portal of the ministries with other national agencies related, such as the DGOI’s internal portal with the custom and national investment agency’s portal; to develop and build a website and Geographic Information System (GIS) for human rights implementation (which will consist of information regarding human rights policies and activities. It is important to make this website user-friendly, easy to use and affordable for communities, especially vulnerable groups); and to establish ID-SIRTI (Indonesian Security Incident Response Team on Information Structure); Cyber Task Force Center and ID-CERT, an independent institution which aimed to protect on the system security of Technology of Information.