Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Guests,
On behalf of DET Master Scholar awardees, I am honored to speak in front of you at the very end of DET program granted by DSF World Bank and its partners.
It has been a long journey for us and also a very short experience at the same time. A long journey of doing our assignments, writing dissertation and dealing with university stuff. But also a too short period to explore everything about Britain, including its beautiful places, kindly people, fascinating history, public facilities (and off course the great boxing days J).
Ladies and gentlemen,
Being DET scholars give an important meaning for us. We have experienced many things since the first time we arrived in the UK. The first lesson we learnt was the UK learning system. Most of universities combine theory and case study in their lectures. This is a good point for us because we may apply our job experiences within the framework which is taught in the class session. On the other hand, the universities may enrich their scientific study with our real case study.
As a representative from local government, I learned how to analyze socio-economic development project in global lenses that may support strategic decision in local government, specifically for province outside Java. I also learned that decentralization should be supported by many aspects, including technology. For example, information technology may be applied as an important means in delivering information from government to public, as well as between central and local government in order to achieve the goal of good governance. At the same time, technology may also strengthen decentralization program, even though there is a need to review the concept of decentralization itself in Indonesia for more comprehensive and on the right target. This is the second lesson that I got. Baca lebih lanjut