G20 Summit: Indonesia Proposes IDEA Hub
Date 28 Juni 2019
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has proposed the need to build a Digital Media Accelerator Hub (IDEA Hub), a platform for curating and managing the sharing experiences on digital business models from G20 member unicorns.
The President made the statement during the second session of the G20 Summit on the innovation of the digital economy, in Japans Osaka, Friday (28/6).
Speaking to reporters after accompanying the President, Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi said that the IDEA Hub consists of 3 areas, namely sharing economies, workforce digitalization, and financial inclusion.
“These three fields are expected to reduce inequality as mentioned in the second part of the President’s statement, which is about the inclusive general economy,” Retno said on Friday (28/6).
She added that in the end, the technological leap should benefit everyone.
Thus, the closing statement of the Presidents speech was No one left behind, she said.
Previously, President Jokowi also stated about data free flow. According to Retno, President Jokowi offered his support on Japans flexion but insisted on the need to formulate norms and rules of international law that must be agreed along with the deadline to implement them.
The President, she added, also said that if the norms and rules of international law have not been established, the data free flow policy might be misused by irresponsible parties. (EN/GUN/ES)
Translated by : Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Edited by : Estu Widyamurti, M. Ersan Pamungkas