Established in 2012, Pulse Lab Jakarta is a joint data innovation facility of the United Nations (Global Pulse) and the Government of Indonesia (via the Ministry of National Development Planning, Bappenas). Functioning as an analytic partnerships accelerator, the Lab applies mixed-methods approaches to the problem, solution, and identity spaces. It is focused on catalyzing connections across the private sector, government, and civil society to support policies and action for effective development and humanitarian practice.

This year marks a decade of Pulse Lab Jakarta’s operations and its transition to United Nations Global Pulse Asia Pacific. To this end, Pulse Lab Jakarta intends to hold an event celebrating the 10 years of achievements and impacts and announcing the launch of United Nations Global Pulse Asia Pacific to create wider impacts across the region.

A Decade of Pulse Lab Jakarta and Launch of UN Global Pulse Asia Pacific event will take place on 22-23 June 2023. This event will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including representatives from government agencies, Asia-Pacific country representatives, UN Agencies, donor organizations, civil society organizations, academics, development partners, PLJ staff and alumni, youth and the general public.

Pulse Lab Jakarta: Celebrating A Decade of Impact, Empowering The Futures

This interactive exhibition celebrates Pulse Lab Jakarta’s work over the past ten years. It showcases several flagship projects and highlights our many partnerships across the development and humanitarian sector. This exhibition can also be viewed online through Catalyze (coming soon), our knowledge repository, which shows a detailed overview of all our projects from the Lab's inception to the present day. Learn more about our themes, the SDGs we cover, and view our data journey across the years!

Date : 22 & 23 June 2023
Place : West Java Ballroom, The Westin Jakarta


Seminar 1: Inclusive Data Innovation for Equitable Digital Futures

In this rapidly evolving digital era, data has become a driving force behind decision-making, technological advancements, and societal progress. However, without a deliberate focus on inclusivity, these developments can inadvertently perpetuate existing disparities and exclude marginalized communities.

In this hybrid seminar, we are going to dive into the concept of inclusive data innovation, emphasizing the importance of diverse representation and equitable access to data-driven opportunities. We will examine real-world examples of how inclusive approaches to data collection, analysis, and application have resulted in positive social impact and empowered underrepresented groups.

Opening Remarks

Agung Indrajit
Head of Center for Data and Information Development Planning, Ministry of National Development Planning of Republic of Indonesia (Bappenas)

Keynote Speaker

Taufik Hanafi
Executive Secretary, Ministry of National Development Planning of Republic of Indonesia (Bappenas)


Andini Kamayana
Communication Manager, UN Global Pulse


*Please note that the identified speakers may be subject to change as we arrange final confirmations.

Deputy Director for Data Analysis and Poverty Mapping, Ministry of National Development Planning Agency of the Republic of Indonesia (Bappenas)
Jessica Gardner
Technical Lead, Violence against Women Data and Research, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Rahma Utami
Founder and Knowledge Director, Suarise
Tahu Kukutai
Professor of Demography, Te Ngira, Institute for Population Research, the University of Waikato, New Zealand

Seminar 2: Catalyzing Innovation in Asia Pacific through ‘Quintet of Change’ Capabilities

Innovation is a driving force behind economic growth and societal advancement. Our hybrid seminar on "Catalyzing Innovation in Asia Pacific through Quintet of Capabilities" is a thought-provoking session that explores the dynamic landscape of innovation in the region. This seminar underscores the key capabilities to drive innovation, including data, digital, strategic foresight, behavioral science. By harnessing the power of quintet capabilities, innovation across the region can be elevated and its immense potential can be unlocked.

By bringing together experts, thought leaders, and innovators, this seminar provides a platform to examine the five key capabilities that serve as the foundation for innovation in Asia-Pacific.

Opening Remarks

Faizal Thamrin
Data Innovation and Policy Lead, United Nations Global Pulse

Keynote Speaker

Kersten Jauer
Deputy Director, Strategic Planning and Monitoring, Office of the UN Secretary-General


Desi Vicianna
Government Partnership Coordinator, UN Global Pulse


*Please note that the identified speakers may be subject to change as we arrange final confirmations.

Prateeksha Singh
Independent Consultant (Research, Innovation, Foresight, Facilitation, Process Design), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Zainab Kakal
Regional Innovation Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Fiji
Caitlin Court
Senior Advisor, the Behavioral Insights Team, Australia
Jong Gun Lee
Chief Visionary Officer, Enterprise Blockchain
Karaitiana Taiuru
Māori AI/Data and Emerging Technologies Ethicist, Taiuru & Associates


Service Design 101 Workshop

Service design streamlines resources, such as people, property, and processes, to improve the overall service experience. This process identifies problems and areas for improvement while creating new and innovative services, leading to increased satisfaction for both users and employees. In the digital transformation age, service design is crucial for delivering services.

The Service Design 101 Workshop offers participants practical experience and knowledge on user-centered, effective, and innovative public services. The session will be co-hosted with the Digital Transformation Office of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia. This workshop will focus on the user journey of vaccine reminders and registration for children.

The workshop will feature a hands-on experience in developing actors map and service blueprint for the immunisation process. It is open to a diverse range of development practitioners, including service designers, design researchers, qualitative researchers, data analysts, product researchers, social scientists, and policymakers.

Launching of United Nations Global Pulse Asia Pacific

We are inviting stakeholders & partners to our Gala Dinner to launch the United Nations Global Pulse Asia Pacific, which builds upon the work that Pulse Lab Jakarta has accomplished over the past decade. The Gala Dinner will provide opportunities for participants to share their thoughts and aspirations for the United Nations Global Pulse Asia Pacific as we scale up the work that Pulse Lab Jakarta to broaden our impact in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to the program, guests will enjoy a musical performance, networking opportunities, and the chance to view our interactive exhibition showcasing PLJ's achievements and impact.

Date: Friday, 23 June 2023
Time: 18:00 PM - 21:30 PM
Venue: West Java Ballroom, The Westin Jakarta

* The Gala Dinner is by closed invitation only *


The Westin Jakarta

Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said No.Kav.C-22A, RT.2/RW.5, Karet Kuningan, Kecamatan Setiabudi, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12940