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Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s G20 Presidency in 2022 is seen as providing impetus for the government to develop an inclusive digital transformation.

“Indonesia’s G20 presidency will be an opportunity for us as developing countries to balance discussions usually dominated by developed countries in order to build fairer global governance,” the Minister of Communications and Computing Johnny G. Plate in a press release. .

Plate said inclusiveness in digital transformation can be achieved by developing fairer digital governance through balanced discussions between developing and developed countries or industries.

Indonesia aims to develop the digital sector, both for Indonesia and other developing countries, he said.

“Indonesia will bring various deliverables in the form of policy discussions and tangible results to encourage the development of the Indonesian digital sector,” Plate noted.

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) will become the facilitator of discussions on digital issues during the G20 2022 hosted by Indonesia.

The government, through the Department of Communications and Information Technology, will bring three priority issues to the Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG), namely equitable distribution of digital access, digital literacy and the security of cross-border data flows.

To this end, Indonesia will promote equitable distribution of digital access and full digitization, including for vulnerable groups.

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From a business perspective, Indonesia encourages G20 member countries to create a balanced and level playing field as a common goal, as currently the digital landscape is not balanced.

“Through the DEWG, Kominfo will organize a digital innovation network to facilitate business matchmaking for digital start-ups,” Plate said.

For the second priority issue, the Indonesian government encourages the dissemination of community digital literacy and skills as one of the prerequisites for an inclusive digital transformation.

“We want everyone to be able to use the digital space productively to create economic value,” the minister noted.

Indonesia is currently preparing the G20 Toolkit for Measuring Digital Skills and Digital Literacy which will be a measure of digital literacy and skills readiness that can be used as a benchmark with G20 member countries.

Through the third priority issue, Indonesia will encourage the realization of safe, productive and trust-based cross-border data flows through four principles: legality, fairness, transparency and reciprocity.

These objectives will be achieved through collaboration, both nationally and internationally.

“At the international level, the DEWG will become a forum for discussion and a platform for potential collaborations with G20 member countries and international organizations,” he added.

At the national level, DEWG 20 works with ministries and institutions to support the Working Group and Engagement Group 20, academics, industry players and other stakeholders.

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