Indonesia urges G20 countries to have digital literacy index

Yesterday, when we proposed this idea to other nations, most of them supported it

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The nation of Indonesia, through the Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) forum of its G20 Presidency, is encouraging G20 member countries to have an index to measure skills and knowledge. digital literacy.

“Yesterday, when we proposed this idea to other nations, most of them supported it,” noted Dedy Permady, DEWG deputy chair and spokesperson for the Ministry of Communication and Informatics. , at a press conference on Thursday.

Ahead of the forum held a month ago, Indonesia formulated the G20 Toolkit for Measuring Digital Skills and Literacy.

This measurement will be carried out in the form of a survey. Indonesia expects G20 countries to have at least a similar measurement standard for digital skills and literacy.

The result of the survey will be published, so that member countries can learn from each other. In addition, the survey results can be used for research development and policy making.

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The measurement of the digital literacy rate proposed by Indonesia under the DEWG forum is similar to what the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has done in recent years.

Each year, the ministry publishes a National Digital Literacy Index.

Digital skills and literacy is one of the three priority programs supported by Indonesia during the DEWG Forum of the Indonesian G20 Presidency.

The delegations of the member countries of the G20 propose to examine the aspects external to information and communication technologies (TIC) within the framework of this agenda.

The forum also proposes people-centric digital infrastructure or the development of human-centric ICT infrastructure.

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This means that the development of ICT infrastructure must be balanced with the Internet and state-of-the-art human resources.

“People need to be prepared to use the internet in positive, productive and creative ways,” Permadi noted.

The Indonesian G20 Presidency DEWG Forum has been held since March and is supported by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. The meeting will still continue until August.

The discussion resulting from the DEWG will be taken to the meeting of ministers of the digital economy.

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