Jakarta (ANTARA) - Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny G. Pate called on the younger generation to possess qualifications and competencies in the digital world to participate in global digital transformation.

"Our digital natives are large in number, (and) same (is the case) with our millennial generation. We must focus on building our digital space by increasing our digital human resources, especially millennials and the generation Z," Plate stated during the third session of the G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, (NTT), in a press release received on Thursday.

The DEWG is one of the working groups of the G20 that focuses on issues regarding the digital economy and highlights the role of digital transformation on economic and social growth.

Plate later noted that the government was currently accelerating the development of digital infrastructure to reach all regions in Indonesia.

"Our digital infrastructure is better than the previous one. Hopefully, by the end of the service period of the Advanced Indonesia cabinet, Indonesia will have a better digital ecosystem," he affirmed.

According to the minister, the government not only built digital infrastructure but also planned to develop global cooperation, through ways including international forums, such as the DEWG G20.

The discussion in international forums is an effort to prepare governance for future generations, he remarked.

"The development of digital infrastructure, the G20 meeting, and discussion of priority issues at the DEWG will be useful for our future generation," the minister emphasized.

Plate noted that the third DEWG meeting involved participation of youngsters to help them build awareness and connect them to the digital world and policy making.

"We invite millennials to this event. There are three representatives from senior high schools in the Manggarai, Labuan Bajo, and Ruteng areas. The students take part in organizing the DEWG. I think this is a good experience for them," Plate noted.

He affirmed that involvement of members of the younger generation in international events, especially those discussing digitalization, was one of the efforts to open up opportunities for millennials to partake in accelerating digital transformation.

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