Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) USK Talks About Smart City

08.05.2021 Humas

The Study Program of Public Administration from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK) hosted a second Webinar Series under the theme of “Government Digitalisations as an Acceleration into Smart City” through Zoom. (Banda Aceh, 5 May 2021). 

The materials for this webinar were presented by Emilia Sofayana, Head of Department of Population and Civil Registration Office (Kadisdukcapil) of Banda Aceh and Dewi Kurniasih, lecturer in the Public Administration Program, FISIP Computer University of Indonesia. The first speaker talked about “Digitalisations of Public Administration to Improve the Public Administration Quality into Smart City”. The second talk was about “Acceleration of Digital Transformation into Smart City: Challenges on Implementations”.

This webinar was attended by 482 participants from all parts of Indonesia. The event was opened by the Head of Public Administration Program of USK, Zahratul Idami. 

The first speaker, Emila Sofayana, explained about the steps of digitalisation. “There are some steps in the implementation of digitalisations which is a long process. All areas would need to clean the data because there is a lot of nonactive data.”, she explained. 

Preparing the facilities and infrastructures are more complex, Emila said. Firstly, the human resources should be improved. They need to have the spirit, fashion, and love for IT without feeling under pressure.

In addition, the internet and network conditions are very detrimental. So far, they have processed documents like birth certificate for hospitalisation process by cooperating and socialising to the society.

“This makes the people happy, and the Department of Population and Civil Registration Office had received support from the central government to realise this. We also had launched a care management program on social media that gives hope for the society.”, explained by Emila.

Meanwhile, Dewi Kurniasih also explained how to implement smart city and a case study. If  there were only 6 indicators that could be practiced, it would be dissatisfactory but in the process would involve evolution. 

“We need to know the important necessities so that the regional government could prioritise on these. What we need to build smart city is the culture and security of any kinds of information we develop.”, as Dewi explained. 

The webinar was ended by Afrijal as the moderator. He also hope that the Smart City of Banda Aceh would be realised in the future. 

“We hope that the government digitalisations would be implemented well by the regional government. We also hope that the government personnel would have the competencies on IT so that the acceleration of transformations into digitalised government would be executed well.

Lastly, Banda Aceh was chosen as a one of the Role Models out of the 100 Smart Cities chosen by the government where the government could function optimally.”, he said.