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Collaborative Transparency in Waste Management

Bebas Sampah ID is an ICT based platform which encourage targeted and collaborative transparency that lead to a better accountability in waste management, and enable citizen to play a more proactive role (http://www.bebassampah.id/index.php)

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Which sub-theme question will you be answering and how? Refer to manual for the sub-theme questions :

Sub-theme question: How can local authorities utilize innovative technology and approaches to deliver more efficient services to citizens?

 

The proposed project will utilize innovative technology in the form of map and mobile application called BebasSampah.id (BSID), which make the performance of waste-service visible to various stakeholders as well as the online platform for collaborative transparency between local government and citizen.

Describe the problem that your idea/project wants to address. :

Many big cities in Indonesia are suffering from severe problem caused by disorderly Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) handling. In addition to the low capacity of local government in providing necessary infrastructure needed, the service also suffer by weak accountability stem from weak transparency as well as weak citizen participation. Citizen lack of access to key information that needed to hold government accountable, or to play more proactive role.

How does your idea/project engage local, regional or national governments as a means of increasing citizen engagement and/or government responsiveness? :

The information collaboratively share through BSID portal/application will enable citizen to closely monitor the local government waste service performance, that in turn will incentivizing government responsiveness. This collaborative transparency also will incentivizing citizen to play a more proactive role and significant contribution especialy in the minimazing waste in the community (zero waste approach).

How does your idea/concept engage with gender equality and/or the rights of disadvantaged groups? :

We use SMS Gateway to enable citizen such as women and disadvantaged groups that don’t have ability to access online technology, to actively participate in this online platform. As women are a main actor in waste-system, we also use community facilitator that take a role as a bridging and use affirmatif action for those groups to encourage their participation.

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