Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology Lead the First G20 Education Working Group Meeting

Yogyakarta, 15 March 2022 – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MoECRT / Kemendikbudristek) of the Republic of Indonesia will hold the first G20 Education Working Group (EdWG) meeting. Armed with transformative breakthroughs from the Emancipated Learning (Merdeka Belajar) program, Indonesia is seen as an exemplary country that has successfully transformed the quality of education despite being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore will lead G20 member countries to help and support each other to reach the same goal by discussing their efforts through four priority agendas.

This was conveyed by the Director General of Teachers and Education Personnel of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, Iwan Syahril as Chair of the G20 Education Working Group in the first meeting of the G20 EdWG 2022, which took place in Yogyakarta on Tuesday (15/3).

Supporting each other to reach a common goal or gotong royong, says Iwan, has indeed become the main spirit of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency. The entity and the noble values of Indonesian culture are also reflected in the overall theme, namely “Recover Together, Recover Stronger” or “Recover Together”.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged change and innovation in various aspects of life, including the education system. Not only in Indonesia, but also the rest of the world,” said Iwan. He emphasized that to solve problems and find correct and innovative solutions for the global education and culture sector, collaborative steps have to be taken.

To manifest this goal, in the G20 Presidency, Indonesia invites the world to work hand in hand, supporting each other to recover together and grow stronger in a sustainable way in terms of education and culture. This invitation is also presented in the form of four priority agendas that will be raised by Indonesia at various G20 Education Working Group meetings, namely: Universal Quality Education, Digital Technologies in Education, Solidarity and Partnership, and The Future of Work Post- COVID-19.

“The key message is ‘gotong royong’, working together to reach a common goal. Thus, through the G20 Education Working Group, Indonesia invites the G20 member countries to support each other in discussing how to provide a quality education system within four priority agendas that we are proposing,” said Iwan.

As the leader of the G20 Education Working Group, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia encourages G20 member countries to share their experiences, challenges and suggestions to find solutions for the common good. “We believe that with good collaboration, the results of this discussion will have a significant impact on the global education system,” said Iwan

Tags: No tags

Comments are closed.