Kominfo Calls on DEWG Forum to Bridge the Digitization Gap

JAKARTA- Highlighting the issues surrounding the economic value of digitization and the alignment of data flows across national borders, Minister of Communications and Information, Johnny G. Plate identified the alarming reality of the digital divide , lack of understanding of digital literacy skills and expertise, and increased data leakage.

At the G20 Presidency’s Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) meeting on Monday (29/8), Minister Johnny, seeing this problem, asked all delegates to come up with a statement to overcome the challenges of the digital future. aspirations of the government of the Republic of Indonesia, but for a digital future,” he said.

He said the economic value of digitization, synchronization of data flows in generating new ideas and technological innovation should be used as opportunities in the future. Minister Johnny highlighted the fact that DEWG is now the first group after the appointment of the Digital Economy Working Group statute to generate new ideas and innovations.

“In the next two days, we will jointly draft a statement, which will facilitate the advancement of the digital agenda. For this, support the end of this presidential meeting and of course believe that our cooperation in the future will be even better” , did he declare.

For information, at the fourth G20 DEWG meeting, delegates from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey and Italy, were present, were present at the fourth meeting of the G20 DEWG. , United Kingdom and United States of America. Meanwhile, delegations from Argentina were in attendance virtually, along with delegates from invited countries, including Spain, the Netherlands, Singapore, Rwanda, Cambodia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In addition, there are also national knowledge partners at the University of Indonesia; Gadjah Mada University and Padjadjaran University. There were also representatives of the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Agency for Cyber ​​and Cryptography, as well as representatives of international organizations, including the International Telecommunication Union ( ITU), the United Nations Economic and Social Commissions for Asia. and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB).

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