Indonesians’ trust in their criminal justice system is shaky, at best, and access to justice among women and rural communities is poor. Dio Ashar Wicaksana, Executive Director of the Indonesia Judicial Research Society, outlines how to begin fixing legal machinery that’s in severe need of repair.
Legal systems share many features, despite their diversity. They also share a need to be made accessible in a local context in Southeast Asia, according to global provider of legal information and analytics LexisNexis.
An opinion-gathering exercise aimed at young people in Singapore has kickstarted a series of forums looking at a range of social issues. GovInsider spoke with one of the organisers to learn more about how such an exchange of views is hoped to contribute to social development.
Government agencies can improve interactions and lift service levels by using centralised communication platforms, says Ng Seng Ping, Regional Vice President of ASEAN Public Sector at Salesforce.
The Head of Vienna’s Smart City Unit reveals how the Austrian capital uses technology and citizen-centric engagement to make transportation sustainable.
ST Engineering has been helping cities to transform since long before the term ‘smart city’ became a catch-all for modernising urban environments through digitalisation and technology. Chew Men Leong, President of Urban Solutions at ST Engineering, sheds light on what governments should focus on as they pursue their smart city goals.
Universities gear up towards cooperation on sustainability, public health and the future of education
At the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Annual Presidents’ Meeting 2022, more than 100 presidents, senior university administrators and private sector representatives discussed the future of action-oriented collaboration among universities.
Awards go to 22 schemes in 15 categories, from digital twins to disability aids.
Reliable, well designed digital ID and payment systems can be an important social and economic leveller. But governments must be inclusive and citizen-centric in rolling them out, according to the World Bank.
Shara Wong, a Digital Business Analyst in the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Information Technology Division, explains how quality data analytics and user experience design are making for better communications among schools and students’ parents.
Cities have always been engines of growth, but they have also become drivers of global heating, social inequity and digital disruption. Experts gathered at the World Cities Summit 2022 to explore how cities can overcome these issues and become beacons of progress.
Jill Macmurchy, Vice President of Customer Success, APAC, at Confluent, explains how governments can use data to shield their nations against threats both digital and physical.
Talk of innovative ways of solving government agencies’ problems is plentiful, but often empty. Singapore shared services agency VITAL recently transformed talk into action with a hackathon aimed at generating fresh ideas, and it thinks other agencies could benefit by following its lead. GovInsider checked out the event.
Panellists at key industry event urge policymakers to facilitate path to development and uptake of new technology.
Julia Ng, Group Director of the Enterprise Development Group at Workforce Singapore, explains the strategies the agency is using to help employers and employees adapt amid the Covid pandemic, the climate crisis and the digital transformation.
Representatives from Singapore’s Health Promotion Board, Agency for Integrated Care and technology agency GovTech tell a GovInsider panel event that highly personalised citizen services are the future, and share views on how to deliver them.