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menerawang masa depan di TFSC

Sunday, 12 February 2012 2 comments

Tulisan saya bersama Ozcan Saritas tentang “menerawang masa depan”, tampil di jurnal bergengsi (bintang 3) Technological Forecasting and Social Change – TFSC (Vol 79 (3) March 2012, Pages 509–529). Tulisan ini adalah analisis lebih lanjut tentang data yang kami gunakan dalam paper tahun 2009 ketika kami menggabungkan Network Analysis dengan foresight. Kalau dalam paper 2009 kami lebih berkutat pada metodologi, maka pada paper ini kami berfokus pada data dan interpretasinya.

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NGOs, the Internet and Sustainable Development

Friday, 12 February 2010 1 comment

NGOs, THE INTERNET AND SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT
The case of Indonesia

Information, Communication and Society, 13(1):88-120, 2010

Yanuar Nugroho

Abstract
Today sustainable rural development is of paramount importance in Indonesian development. Yet, different social actors have different perspectives on it. Non-government organizations (NGOs) in Indonesia have established themselves in pivotal positions in the social, economic and political landscape across the country, and a large amount of their work has been connected with development in the rural sector. But, there has been little attempt to understand how NGOs in Indonesia, particularly rural NGOs, engage with the issue of sustainable rural development itself. Since rural development is one of the oldest issues to be discussed among activists, since the early days of Indonesian NGOs, it is interesting to see how they understand the issue of sustainability in rural development and rural reform. An empirical study was conducted recently to see how some Indonesian NGOs, in their endeavour to respond to and broaden the discourse, utilize Internet technology. The study employs a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches to build a detailed story about how different organizations working in rural development deploy strategies to deal with the issue. By doing so, it aspires to contribute to the advancement of theory relating to the efficacy of the Internet as a tool for social reform and sustainable development by taking Indonesia as a case study.

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Growing green: Venture capital support for clean technology

Friday, 27 November 2009 Leave a comment

InnoGRIPS Newsletter No. 9, October 2009

by Jennifer Hayden and Yanuar Nugroho
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Global venture capital has been hit hard by the recession, dampening the prospects for many would-be start-ups at just the time when job creation and innovation are badly needed. Venture capital plays a critical role in funding the risky, early stages that other forms of finance often shy away from. Fund managers bring a mix of expertise and capital to guide a good idea to fruition with the goal of reaping large pay-offs at the IPO, but more often than not the venture fails – a risk that traditional funding bodies will not take on board. The success of the venture capital industry is important because it acts as a catalyst for innovation in the economy and can be critical in bringing course-altering technologies to the fore1. It is promising then that global venture capital is addressing itself to the grand challenge of climate change through its support of green technologies.

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awal keruntuhan ..?

Thursday, 30 October 2008 1 comment

membaca berita hari ini tentang disahkannya undang-undang pornografi yang kontroversial oleh dpr, saya hanya bisa menundukkan kepala. setelah berbagai upaya, debat, hingga protes, tampaknya hanya segelintir wakil rakyat yang memahami duduk perkara uu pornografi ini – dan mereka pun tak sanggup menghentikan arus deras mayoritas dewan yang membutakan diri pada realitas bangsa majemuk ini.

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The Internet and mobilisation of direct action

Monday, 31 December 2007 1 comment

Among the strategic uses for the internet that Indonesian CSOs carry out is mobilising direct action. A salient example of this is the campaign against violation of human rights, forced disappearances, repression towards labourers and trade unions and campaigns for promoting gender equality, women’s rights, environment sustainability amongst others. The targets are typically government, companies and military bodies. In general, the campaign is performed by submitting an online protest on the web or circulating the issues through various mailing lists asking for support to pressurise government, parliament, military and/or companies to reconsider their actions. Read more…

Pantang

Sunday, 30 March 2003 3 comments

TEROPONG, Mingguan Hidup, Maret 2003

oleh Yanuar Nugroho

Di awal prapaska tahun ini, saya mendatangi seorang imam kolega saya di sebuah Paroki di Solo. Kami bicara sejenak mengenai pantang dan puasa. Saya bertanya padanya, “Romo, mungkinkah kita sebagai gereja mengembangkan sendiri daftar pantang selain yang biasanya dipakai selama ini?” “Maksudmu?” dia menukas. “Maksud saya, kita bisa memasukkan dalam daftar pantang ‘konvensional’ itu sebuah pantang ‘modern’ dalam prapaska ini. Misalnya pantang minum Coca-Cola, pantang mendengarkan MTV, pantang nonton film Hollywood, pantang makan Kentucky…” Belum selesai saya bicara, Romo muda kawan saya itu berkata, “Hush! Ngawur kamu, itu kan bagian dari hidup..!” Saya terdiam. Bagian dari hidup?

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Di balik boikot

Sunday, 30 March 2003 Leave a comment

TEROPONG – Mingguan Hidup, Maret 2003

oleh Yanuar Nugroho

Ketika mengantar seorang rekan dan anaknya ke warung waralaba McDonald’s di kota Solo akhir pekan ini, iseng saya bertanya pada seorang pramusaji cantik di sana tentang apa yang dia rasakan atas gencarnya isu boikot produk AS di kota yang makin tenar lantaran dikenal sebagai sentra baru terorisme di Indonesia. Dalam bahasa Jawa halus ia menjawab, “Wah, kula mboten mangertos Mas. Kula nggih ajrih menawi toko punika tutup amargi dipun boikot punapa dipun risak tiyang sanes. Lajeng kula badhe pados gesang dhateng pundi? Sakmenika sisah pados pedamelan. Ingkang perang Amerika kaliyan Irak, kok kula ingkang kedah ngraosaken susahipun …” Dalam, bahasa Indonesia, jawaban itu kira-kira begini, ‘Wah, saya tidak tahu, Mas. Saya juga takut kalau toko ini tutup karena diboikot atau dirusak orang. Lalu saya akan mencari penghidupan di mana lagi? Sekarang ini susah mencari pekerjaan. Yang perang AS dan Irak, kok saya yang harus merasakan susahnya.’ Saya terdiam mendengar jawabannya.

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