Led By the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, G20 Deliverables Unite the Spirit of Gotong Royong to Recover the Global Education Sector

Nusa Dua, Bali, September 1, 2022 – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MoECRT) of the Republic of Indonesia along with G20 member countries, special invitees, and international organization have managed to finalize one of the deliverables of the Education Working Group, Report and its accompanying compendium during the fourth Education Working Group meeting in Bali.

Chair of G20 EdWG 2022, currently the Director General of Teachers and Education Personnel, and the Acting Director General of Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, and Secondary Education of the MoECRT, Iwan Syahril, said that the principle of gotong royong is aligned with Indonesia’s national value of Unity in Diversity (Bhinneka Tunggal Ika); that is when differences in values, perspectives, and backgrounds create harmony.

“Inspired by this motto, the MoECRT continues its commitment to reimagine, rebuild and restore education to achieve quality education for all,” Iwan said.

During his presentation on the G20 EdWG Report and country’s compendium, G20 EdWG Alternate Chair, Dr. Anindito Aditomo, currently the MoECRT’s Head of Agency for Standards, Curriculum, and Education Assessment expressed his appreciation for the collaboration formed among the delegates. “We believe that the Working Group Report and Compendium reflect our spirit of gotong royong, collaboration and partnership in the spirit of achieving collective goals. Again, the information and insights presented in the documents are valuable contributions to our effort to recover stronger and recover together towards a more inclusive and sustainable future,” said Anindito.

Neeta Prasad, India Troika Co-Chair also expressed her appreciation and support for Indonesia’s achievements from the first to fourth EdWG meetings. “I appreciate the Indonesian Presidency for having prepared the compendium and initiatives for best practices, and also the report. This report will be very useful for us to learn from each other, in laying the ground for solidarity among us and for furthering our collaboration,” added Neeta Prasad, Troika Co-Chair.

MoECRT plans to bring good practices of the G20 EdWG to the Transforming Education Summit (TES) meeting held at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, in September 2022 and other international forums. This is part of the Ministry’s commitment in mobilizing global collaboration in transforming the future of global education.

“We have achieved an important milestone, and I strongly believe that we will bring recovery to global education with the spirit of collaboration. This is the legacy of Indonesia’s presidency that will hopefully be continued in the next presidency by India and in years to come,” concludedx Iwan Syahril.

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