Indonesia Launches G20 Forum on Recovery and Innovation

            Indonesia will raise issues related to economic recovery, innovation, and inclusivity in the Business 20 (B20) forum, which is part of the Group of 20 (G20) agenda, as the country seeks to help facilitate the global exit from the coronavirus pandemic. Shinta Kamdani, who chairs the B20 Indonesia 2022 forum, said that, with those three themes, the discussions would focus on a collaborative recovery and economic growth, on boosting global innovation, and on working toward an inclusive and sustainable future.

            Following the global economic contraction and with millions of people have fallen into poverty due to the pandemic, Indonesia had to facilitate cross-border cooperation not just to revive the economy, but also to improve the global healthcare system, Shinta said. “The world needs to keep spurring collaboration, innovation, and inclusion as it transitions out of the pandemic,” Shinta said during the B20 Indonesia inception meeting on Thursday. “This represents the main foundation for B20 Indonesia this year.”

            Shinta said the B20 Indonesia forum was expected to host about 2.000 members, 37% of whom would be female leaders. Indonesia has formed several task forces to make policy recommendations on issues ranging from energy, sustainability, and climate change to finance, trade, investment, and infrastructure, as well as to digitalization, the future of work and education, integrity and compliance, and to women in business.

Jan 29, 2022, The Jakarta Post