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PEER Forum 2017: Apply the Science
August 1-3, 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia 2017 Group

The Indonesia PEER Forum 2017: Apply the Science was held at the headquarters of RISTEK-DIKTI in Jakarta, Indonesia, from August 1-3, 2017. The Forum counted over 130 PEER PIs, team members, NGO and private sector representatives, and national and international government officials in attendance and focused on how the evidence generated by PEER researchers can help policymakers make better informed decisions. This focus was prominent in the speaker selection as talks from USAID staff, Indonesian government officials, and academic experts focused on high-priority science- and health-related topics where evidence and recommendations are most needed. It was also a great chance for PEER PIs who have completed or nearing the end their projects to share their successes and failures and for those PIs just starting out to learn and share their own insights and questions. Senior policy makers were in attendance to provide the viewpoint of those receiving data from the scientific community and strategies that improved the chances of science-based policy implementation. PIs then met in subject-matter working groups to explore developments in their specific fields, policy successes, and share their ongoing work with each other.

Indonesia 2017 QuestionsIndonesia 2017 Discussion
I Gusti Ngurah Kade Mahardika (PEER Cycle 1) speaks during a plenary session.Syamsidik (PEER Cycles 3 and 5) and Sukir Maryanto (PEER Cycle 3) discuss their work during the Disasters breakout group session.

Speaker Presentations

August 1

Welcome & Introductions
Dr. Annica Wayman, Division Chief, Research Partnerships for Development Team, USAID

Opening Remarks
Dr. Muhammad Dimyati, Director General for the Strengthening of Research and Development, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education
Jon Lindborg, Deputy Mission Director USAID/Indonesia

Overview: Higher Education Funding in Indonesia
Dr. Ocky Radjasa, Director of Research and Community Service, RISTEK-DIKTI

Science Communications: Apply Your Science
USAID/Indonesia Janice Laurente, Science Communicator and Prodita Sabarini, Writer, The Conversation
Panel of PEER PIs: Dr. Jamaluddin Jompa, Dr. Wiratni Budhijanto, and Dr. Syamsidik

Evidence to Action: Indonesia Alliance for Policy Research
Moderator: Annica Wayman, USAID/Washington
Panel: Dr. Ocky Radjasa, Diponegoro University; Petrarca Karetji, KSI; Medelina Hendytio, Centre for Strategic and International Studies

Overview: Evidence-Informed Health Policy Making in Indonesia Case Study: Translating Evidence to Policy: Examples from Indonesia’s Maternal and Neonatal Health
Dr. Trihono, Health Policy Unit, Indonesia Ministry of Health

Session Closing Address
Dr. Sangkot Marzuki, President, Indonesian Academy of Sciences

August 2

Framing Keynote Address: Biodiversity
Dr. Frida Sidik, Researcher, Institute for Marine Research and Observation

Framing Keynote Address: Ministry’s Strategic Priorities and Research Needs
Dr. M. Zulficar Mochtar, Director General, Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research and Human Resources

PEER Success Story: From Research to Impact Tsunami Early Warning System
Dr. Harkunti Pertiwi Rahayu, Institut Teknologi Bandung

Presentation by ASEAN Fellows
Presenters: Dr. Frida Sidik, Dr. Edi Kurniawan, Dr. Vanny Narita, and
Dr. Wiratni Budhijanto

3 August

Stakeholder Mapping: Know your Influencers
USAID, iDesign

Keynote Address: Innovation System Related Policies
Dr. Edi Kurniawan, Researcher, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

Panel Discussion: Technology Entrepreneurship Showcase
Presenters: PEER PIs Dr. Ocky Radjasa, Dr. Amadeus Pribowo,
Dr. Yalun Arifin, and Dr. Wiratni Budhijanto

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