"In line with the instructions from the Minister of Cooperatives, the government directs that cooperatives in the near future must prepare for these two important things, namely the role of millennials and digitalization," Sukri stated here Monday.
Most of the cooperatives in Indonesia have been managed by elderly people thus far, and it was time cooperatives started to increase the role of millennials or the younger generation in management. The ministry aims to use the service of millennials who have various creative ideas, to help increase the number of cooperatives in the country and improve their working.
Moreover, if cooperatives have so far run their organizations in a conventional manner, they should be able to implement the newest digital systems or technology in the future, so that they will not be found lagging and can keep up with modern times.
If cooperatives in Indonesia improve their quality by increasing the roles of millennials in management and make good use of digital technology, it would have a major impact on the national economy, Sukri argued.
The commemoration of the 72nd National Cooperative Day would provide huge opportunities for millennials, Chairperson of 2019 National Cooperative Day, Pahlevi Pangerang said.
"One of them is through the Industry 4.0 Millennial Cooperative Jamboree," he remarked.
The National Cooperative Day activities held in Purwokerto, Banyumas district in Central Java, will be attended by 400 participants consisting of some 102 representatives from 34 Indonesian Cooperative Councils, 105 representatives from Indonesian Local Cooperative Council in Central Java, 123 participants from student and youth cooperatives, and 70 participants from Start-up companies.