Open Data Innovation Week

Open Data Innovation Week

Over the past few years, open data has seen significant progress in Indonesia and across Southeast Asia, with more governments opening data for public perusal and consumption and civil society becoming knowledgeable about and engaging with the data. Moreover, there’s been a large growth in initiatives, events and organisations focused on advocating for and experimenting with open data to foster a more open, responsive and inclusive government. Arm-in-arm with this, there’s also an increasing number of complex public policy challenges being tackled by new forms of data-driven approaches and tools.

To contribute to this progress, we’re planning the Open Data Innovation Week—an event that will take place in Jakarta from the 22nd to the 25th of November 2016. Through this, we aim to bring together cross-sectoral, multicultural communities to share, discuss and build a toolbox of  methods and tools for improving the design, practice and implementation of open data projects.

The event will contribute to fostering a ‘culture of data’ in the region by connecting actors active in the tech and data space. Together with this diverse group of experts from across the Southeast Asia region, we will jointly explore and develop the frameworks, methods and tools, as well as strategies and tactics, that can be applied to improve the ways open data is put to use to realise sustainable impact. We will couple this with strengthening the capacity of organisations and individuals to apply them, ensuring that the tools are not only practical and useful, but will also largely contribute to and inspire the work of the participating organisations, others working in the space, and all citizens, governments and civil society organisations keen on embarking on open data.

In the next weeks, we will hold an open Call for Tools where interested parties can apply  to be part of the event as a co-creators and participants. We will publish the open call in the Jakarta Lab’s blog and Goethe-Institut Indonesien’s calendar of events, so stay tuned for more details!

For more information about Goethe-Institut Indonesia and their activities, visit For any inquiries about the “Data2Life. Life2Data.” project, the Open Data Innovation Week event or the Open Data Lab Jakarta, you can contact us at or send us a message via Twitter @ODLabJkt!

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