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November 19, 2020, 07.21 PM – Indonesia needs more digital talents and content creators to support digital acceleration progress in the country, according to Jokowi.

The Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo is taking measures to have 9 million digital talents by 2035.

“We need more software engineers, product designers, and content creators,” said Jokowi during a Google-hosted online event.

When it comes to Indonesia’s digital talents, Jokowi insists that efforts to boost human capital development can no longer wait.

Read also: Indonesia's Digital Economy Potential Hinges on Equal Internet Access

Admitting that the government cannot fulfill the goal on its own, the Indonesian President shared that it would require a communal effort involving the government, universities, and the private sector.

Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartanto concurred, saying that Indonesia has a digital economic potential worth $124 billion or Rp 1.75 trillion by 2025.

He additionally thanked Google for hosting the event as well as backing the Indonesian government with their digital programs.

Read also: Google, Temasek Now Shareholders of Indonesian E-commerce Unicorn Tokopedia

“Thank you to Google for their digital training and financing with low-interest rates totaling to $10 million to SMEs.” 


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