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Asia Africa Network On Political Network

  1. 1. Asia Africa Network on Political Economics Organization Platform and Program Summary M. Farhan Helmy
  2. 2. Who are We? <ul><li>Indonesian Student Association (ISA), Tokyo Institute of Technology. </li></ul><ul><li>SAKANO Laboratory, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. </li></ul><ul><li>The Society for Indonesian Political Economics. This new professional organization aim at developing the networks among scholars who concern on recent Indonesian political-economic transition processes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why ? <ul><li>The recent social, economic and political dynamics in Indonesia do not indicate that there are structural changes in the governance implementation, especially in development policy formulation as obligated by the reform agenda. </li></ul><ul><li>The recent political and economic transition process draws the attention of many individuals and governmental/non-governmental organizations </li></ul><ul><li>The lack of attention on the science and technology and related aspects to social development </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Demographic <ul><li>207.4 million in 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 13,500 islands </li></ul><ul><li>65% in Java </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Challenge <ul><li>Policy and Institution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Centralization vs. decentralization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State vs. society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macro vs. micro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public vs. private </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>--  holistic, rational, integrative, citizen-centered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>accountability and transparencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>---  strong civil society </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Aim and Objectives <ul><li>To disseminate and share the knowledge on policy development at national and local level (cities/districts) and the change at regional environment </li></ul><ul><li>To set up information and communication networks in the area of science, technology, social development and related aspects among TIT communities and other parties both in Indonesia, Japan and other parts of the world </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage future co-operations in the field of science, technology and social development. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mission <ul><li>To establish a substantial network among scientists, policy makers and common citizens by opposing all sort of exploitation and discrimination on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, and other social/economic/cultural constructs and to encourage constructive critical analyses of the Indonesian policy development by supporting debates and discussions on alternative visions for a better living society </li></ul>
  8. 8. Scope of Activities <ul><li>Policy dialogue on science, technology and social development among scientist, policy makers and general public. </li></ul><ul><li>Publication. </li></ul><ul><li>Policy development dissemination through information and communication technology. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Proposed Strategic Partners Yale Harvard Cornel, MIT UN Organization International NGOs Multilateral Finance Waseda University Nagoya University ADBI ISEAS ASEAN Secretariat UI,ITB,UGM,ITS,. NGO, GO LSE ITC Leeds Leiden EU GO and NGO ANU Murdoch
  10. 10. Strategic Approach <ul><li>Policy information exchange and database development in science, technology and social development </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive use of information technology and communication to reach broader audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Develop free public access to information </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage policy dialogue with donor and multilateral financial agencies on Indonesian policy and program development. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening Indonesian individuals and organization in public policy and management </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thank You