Addressing Gender and Disability Concerns in the Provincial Road Improvement and Maintenance Program in Lombok

In the Provincial Road Improvement and Maintenance (PRIM) project supported by IndII, a workshop on gender and disability was held on 27-28 April, 2016 in Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB).The two-day workshop aimed to strengthen the capacity of the program to integrate gender and disability dimensions in all activities. Gender and disability are no longer abstract concepts that cannot be translated into real action.

The Governor of Jakarta and the Advocacy Working Group Inspect the New Low Floor Demo Bus

People with disabilities in Jakarta are still facing challenges when it comes to public transportation. The Government of Indonesia, especially DKI Jakarta, is trying to improve accessibility. The Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative (IndII) has supported this effort by establishing an Advocacy Working Group for Transport Accessibility.

The Governor of Jakarta and Australian Ambassador Review IndII Support to Transjakarta

The Transjakarta busway network and its passenger levels are growing as new corridors are added and services are improved. Following the transformation from a public service agency within DKI Transport Agency (Dishub) to a locally owned enterprise (Badan Usaha Milik Daerah, or BUMD), Transjakarta’s management structure and skills have been steadily improving. With support from the Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative (IndII), Transjakarta has enhanced its services in the areas of bus specification and procurement, fleet operations and tracking systems, electronic ticketing, improved depot and busway infrastructure.

Advocacy Working Group Established to Tackle Gender and Disability Concerns in Jakarta’s Transport
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As Jakarta Government continues to expand its transportation system and services to accommodate the travel needs of its people and visitors, the demand for better quality public transport has become increasingly urgent. All citizens and visitors should have the ability to access public facilities. For women and people with disability, safety, accessibility, and comfort while using public transport are primary to their independence and wellbeing. This, in turn, empowers them to contribute more to society.

Attendees at the launch event for the knowledge portal listen to a presentation on the portal's features.
Urban Transport Knowledge Portal Assists Stakeholders to Exchange Information on Urban Mobility

To improve urban mobility in Indonesia, city agencies and stakeholders need to work collaboratively to understand problems and find solutions. In practice, however, existing organisational divisions make it difficult to do this. For example, separate responsibilities for public transport and road traffic at the national level are reflected at the city level, causing disconnects between local road and transport agencies. In turn, this is reflected in planning and implementation. To overcome this disconnect, cities need a means to share knowledge about the measures and interventions they have taken to stimulate sustainable urban mobility, as well as to exchange information on urban mobility with neighbouring regions and global partners.