Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's G20 presidency in 2022 is considered to offer a momentum for the government to develop inclusive digital transformation.

"Indonesia's G20 presidency will be an opportunity for us, as a developing country, to balance discussions usually dominated by developed countries in order to build a fairer world governance," Minister of Communications and Informatics Johnny G. Plate noted in a press statement on Thursday.

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

Indonesia is aiming to develop the digital sector, both for Indonesia and other developing countries, he affirmed.

"Indonesia will carry various deliverables in the form of policy discussions and tangible outputs to encourage the development of Indonesia's digital sector," Plate noted.

The Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) will become the facilitator in discussing digital issues at the 2022 G20 hosted by Indonesia.

The government, through the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, will bring three priority issues into the Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG), specifically equitable distribution of digital access, digital literacy, and safe cross-border data flows.

To this end, Indonesia will encourage equal distribution of digital access and complete digitalization, including for vulnerable groups.

Related news: Ministry readies Digital Transformation Expo for G20

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

"Through DEWG, Kominfo will organize a Digital Innovation Network to facilitate business matchmaking for digital start-ups," Plate conveyed.

For the second priority issue, the Indonesian government encourages the distribution of literacy and digital skills of the community as one of the prerequisites for 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 document that will be a measure of digital literacy and skills readiness that can be used as a reference 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: lawfulness, fairness, transparency, and reciprocity.

These targets will be realized through collaboration, both at the national and international levels.

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

At the national level, DEWG 20 collaborates with ministries and institutions to support the working group and engagement group 20, academics, industry players, and other stakeholders.
Related news: Preparing Indonesians to be fully digitally literate
Related news: Minister Pandjaitan encourages acceleration of digital transformation

Translator: Natisha A, Resinta Sulistiyand
Editor: Suharto
Copyright © ANTARA 2022