The award will hopefully encourage the ministry to become smarter in taking advantage of information and communication technology to improve its performance in pursuit of transparency, accountability, efficiency and better public services, the ministry`s secretary general, Rifky Effendi Hardijanto said in a press statement released on Sunday.
OpenGov is digital platform media which pays attention to good governance in Asia and the Pacific particularly the use of information and communication technology to make government system more efficient, transparent and secure.
OpenGov Asia`s group managing director and editor-in-chief, Mohit Sagar said the ministry has successfully taken advantage of information and communication technology and made innovations particularly to eradicate illegal fishing.
In addition, the ministry is also considered capable of developing cooperation in the use of information and communication technology with other ministries and institutions.
Earlier, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti introduced the so-called susinisasi concept which has been applied to the ministry and hoped the concept could be applied to other ministries and government agencies.
"Susinisasi is a simple point," he said on Wednesday (March 23).
The minister said she invented the concept after she got confused to understand a number of words such as strengthening, empowerment and harmonization in various programs to formulate budget for the ministry.
Hence, susinisasi is the simplification of budget nomenclatures so that it is easily understood, she said.
Muhammad Razi Rahman