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1 Empowering the Community trough ICT Regional Workshop on Community-based ICT Integration: Lessons and Possibilities Manila, Philippines, March Presented by: Yohannes Baptista Agusnugroho IT Coordinator, FORMASI Indonesia

2 Facts:  Indonesia has the biggest population in South East Asia (about 224 million of population in 2007).  On 2000 Internet users in Indonesia only about 2,000,000 users.  On 2007 Internet users in Indonesia increased to become 20,000,000 users.  Internet users penetration from 2000 to 2007 is 900%

3 Facts:  Based on the statistic, only 8.90% of the Indonesian population access the Internet.  80% of Indonesian International Internet Connection (Backbone) still dominated by Indosat (http://techno.okezone.com/index.php/ReadStory/2008/02/29/54/87814/indosat-kuasai-80-pasar-backbone- indonesia)‏

4 Facts:

5 Facts:

6 Opportunities:  Indonesia with more than 224 million is a big market and big opportunity  Indonesian Products need global market and that can be facilitate through a good information and communication tools  Indonesia has lots of human resources to develop  More than 90% of Indonesian people still need a capacity building on ICT  Big opportunity of e-marketing, e-library, e-government, e-learning, etc

7 Challenges:  Limited access to technology in the rural areas. (TV, Phone Line, Computers, etc.)‏  Access to the informations still limited (prices, infrastructure, human resources)‏  National policy that support grass roots to have access to technology is not yet maximized.  Negative perceptions that Internet would bring negative behaviours or impacts (violences, pornography, etc.)‏

8  Licensed software too expensive to buy. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic = US$ 104 Microsoft Windows Vista Business Ed = US$ 157 Microsoft Office 2007 Basic = US$ 186 Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business = US$ 256 Microsoft Office 2007 Pro = US$ 339  People still have less knowledge on other options than using pirated software.  F/OSS is not too popular in Indonesia. Challenges: PT. Metrodata, March 2008

9 Who Are We?  FORMASI Indonesia = Forum Gerakan Pengembangan Koperasi Indonesia = Forum for Indonesian Co-operative Movement  Established in 1987 by 10 NGOs  Concern specifically in Co-operative Movement, and also The Community in General  In 2002, start to have idea on building capacity to the community through ICT

10 What we've done:  : FORMASI Indonesia working together with NATCCO Philippines, CULT Thailand, AWCF Philippines, and InWEnt Germany, running the project of  present: FORMASI Indonesia working together with Microsoft Indonesia and ASEAN Foundation initiate the project of Community Technology Center (CTC) and Village Information Center (VIC) in 15 provinces in Indonesia.

11 What we've done:  Initiate F/OSS Discussion among NGOs/Coops/SMEs  Participate on Workshop  Participate on Asia Source II  2007: working together with The Indonesian Ministry of Research and Technology to introduce F/OSS to several SMEs in Jakarta.  Participate on FOSS GIS Training

12 What we've done:

13  From the Project 15 organizations (NGOs and Co-operatives) learned ICT through 100 Days Training of the Trainers, and F/OSS Advance Training (total 27 Associate Trainers – 10 Women)‏ 5 organizations developed and maintaining Business Development Centre (BDC) supported with ICT. 15 organizations developed new websites and virtual networking through Internet people (member of co-operatives and the society – mostly farmers) learned ICT from the IT Specialists and Trainers. (577 Women - 46%)‏ What we've achieved:

14 Training Conducted by several IT Specialists & Trainers What we've achieved:

15  From the CTC/VIC Project Up to February 2008, 87 CTCs setup and running. Each have 3 computers, Internet Connection, & Training Modules More than 2500 farmers learned from the CTC (data December 2007)‏ More than 3600 farmers use the Internet from the CTC (data December 2007)‏ Virtual networking through Mailing List ( )‏ Virtual networking through Online Chat What we've achieved:

16 Activities related to the Community Technology Center Program What we've achieved:

17  Introduction to Computer  Office Productivity  Introduction to Internet (Browsing, , etc.)‏  Introduction to Free and Open Source Software (Linux & OpenOffice.org)‏  Web Development using Content Management System (CMS)‏ What we've Trained:

18 Our Methodology: The Community FORMASI Indonesia Trainers FORMASI Training CenterSite training at the Community Internet Cafe / Computer Rentals

19 Our Methodology: FORMASI Indonesia Grantee The Community CTC

20 Remarks:  Giving capacity building to people to become ICT Trainers.  Encourage ICT Trainers to train the community

21 Remarks:  Developed & share ICT training materials for the community  Developed virtual networking through websites, mailing lists, online forum, etc.

22 Remarks:  Initiate ICT Training to the community (at the FORMASI Training Center and onsite training)‏  Socialization on the importance of Information and Technology to the community through CTCs and VICs.

23 Remarks:  Initiate discussion with government on community empowerment topics

24 Remarks:  Socialization of F/OSS as an alternative to the highly price of Proprietary/Licensed Software  Support the Governments program IGOS (Indonesia Go Open Source)‏

25  Capacity Building Needed  Participation of Women in ICT  Support from other stakeholders especially the Government  Knowledge & Experiences sharing from others If you want to accomplish something in the world, idealism is not enough - you need to choose a method that works to achieve the goal. Richard Stallman Closing


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