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Data Revolution at Sub-National Level: A Call for Collaboration

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Sinergantara and Bojonegoro District Government will hold a Call for Collaboration event for Development of Data Revolution for Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) at Sub-National Level in Indonesia. The event will be held on 2nd June 2016 in Jakarta. The event will present Regent of Bojonegoro District, Suyoto, and Director of Sinergantara, Ilham Cendekia.
The event’s objective is building synergy among government of Bojonegoro District, Sinergantara (national NGO) and Bojonegoro Institute (NGO at sub-national) with development actors in Indonesia to support innovations in development of ICT-based (information and communication technology-based) participatory data collection system, particularly for assisting implementation of Data Revolution initiative in Bojonegoro District.
The Data Revolution we refer here is an initiative/movement launched by United Nations in August 2014 to support monitoring on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) through strengthening of data collection system by using information and communication technology and community participation. Data Revolution focuses on four areas, namely: Accessible Data, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Data Innovation and Data Landscape.
Bojonegoro District, recently selected as one of 15 sub-nationals in the world for pilot project of open government innovation from OGP (Open Government Partnership), regards improvement of data collection using ICT-based innovation important. Previously, Bojonegoro District government has conducted their own self-reliant data collection movement, called GDCS (Gerakan Desa Cerdas dan Sehat/Smart and Healthy Village Movement). With the GDCS data, Bojonegoro District government can view change of data once per year, which is faster than conventional data collection system.
Yet, the data collection system can be improved, namely by integrating the system with ICT. This is carried out because of eagerness of having data-collection system that can be updated quickly, traced to the origin, and visualized easily to serve various development purposes. The effort is in line with global effort on Data Revolution. The effort will also contribute to the birth of a model on Data Revolution that can be reference for other development countries.
Through this writing and Call for Collaboration event that we will organize, we invite institutions and individuals that concern development issues, SDG achievement, government openness issues, and ICT utilization for development sectors to collaborate in making the Data Revolution, which starts from a small district in Java Island, namely Bojonegoro District, and spreads to all parts of Indonesia, even to other countries.

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