Jakarta, 12th August 2019 – The study shows that 171 million people, or 64.8 percent of the total population of 264 million Indonesians, were already connected to the internet in 2018. The study represents an increase from 54.86 percent recorded in 2017. The users are said to be dominated by young people age 13-18 years old, reaching up to 75.5 percent, of which most were male users (51.43 percent).

Youth engagement is crucial to bringing about more relevant, equitable and inclusive policy. Youth-led organizations are transforming education by partnering with Governments, educational institutions and other stakeholders, lobbying and advocating education policies and developing complementary training programs.

By addressing barriers for youth on the basis of economic status, ethnic group, gender, and other characteristics; including acknowledging them about Internet of Things, network, cyber-issues are essential to the transformation of education into a means for inclusive youth development and sustainable development more broadly.

To celebrate International Youth Day 2019 this year, we are in collaboration with Indonesia-ITU Concern Forum (IICF) and Youth Ranger Indonesia highlighting “Digital Transformation” with topic discussion; 5G Network and Cybersafety at Ruang Komunal Indonesia from Facebook in Jakarta.

With over 35 participants, our speakers; Mr. Dr. Ir. Mohammad Ridwan Effendi, MA. Sc. and Mr. Ir. Nonot Harsono, M.T shared about the forthcoming Fifth Generation network (5G) technology to ensure young people a positive trust in online space/community.

On the occasion of International Youth Day, we also asked young people in Indonesia about their hopes for the future.

We thank our Partners and everyone who supported and participated for our IYD’s celebration this year, see you next year!