Today, G20 Indonesia Discusses Quality Education and Digital Technology


The series of G20 Indonesia is continuing by discussing several important things that are happening in the world such are quality education and digital technology. This time, the second meeting of the G20 Education Working Group (EdWG) will be held today, Wednesday (18/5) to 19 May 2022.

The EdWG G20 is a meeting of G20 countries with four priority discussion points, namely: quality education for all, digital technology in education, solidarity and partnerships, and the future of the world of work after Covid-19.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) held an online EdWG G20 meeting.

Kemendikbudristek will lead several discussion topics. Delegates will focus on two of the EdWG G20 priority agendas, namely Quality Education for All, and Digital Technology in Education.

Moreover, Kemendikbudristek will also lead the preparation of the G20 EdWG report, and the draft declaration at the ministerial level of education.

Entering this second meeting, Chair G20 EdWG Iwan Syahril said that the discussion would focus on breakthroughs in the education sector by exploring the independent learning program as a transformation tool in the education sector.

“In this 2nd EdWG G20 meeting, we will strengthen our commitment to recover together. The Minister of Education and Technology will also convey various breakthroughs in the Freedom of Learning as an inspiration for developed and developing countries to transform the education sector,” said Iwan Syahril as quoted in a press release.

Also at this meeting, the Ministry of Education and Culture will initiate discussions to renew the world’s commitment to education at the United Nations (UN) Transforming Education Summit (TES) meeting.

TES itself is a forum to mobilize enthusiasm, commitment, and greater political will to reverse the setbacks of the fourth Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reorganize education (reimagining), and accelerate the progress of education and the 2030 SDG Agenda.