More than 100 participants participate in TrainForTrade’s restitution workshop on e-Commerce in Indonesia between 6–9 December. The event ”Leapfrogging skills development in e-Commerce in South-East Asia” will cover the theme in the framework of the 2030 Development Agenda.

The hybrid workshop will go through current topics covering the best practices on e-commerce and digital identity for trade and development. It provides an opportunity for a range of stakeholders to engage in discussions on Digital Identity for Trade and Development (DITD) and Best Practices of E-commerce. One day is dedicated to vision the way forward.

The workshop is organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Informatics of Indonesia and UN Development Account.

In her opening remarks through a video connection Ms. Mira Tayyiba, Secretary-General, Ministry of Communications and Informatics in Indonesia reminded that COVID-19 pandemic has created many new opportunities and digital-based innovations, as well as boosted digital economies. She said that this growth should be based on two important pillars: inclusivity; and empowerment of digital transformation for all members of the society.

“We believe that digital transformation is a key pathway to speedy recovery at a more resilient society to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore leading to realising objectives of sustainable economy and social growth”, Ms. Tayyiba said.

Ambassador Grata E. Werdaningtyas, Chargé d’affaires, Permanent Mission of Indonesia in Geneva noted in her video message that Indonesia will commence this month its G20 presidency with the theme of Recover Together, Recover Stronger.

“This theme calls upon our collective capacity to work together in achieving a more sustainable recovery. Digital transformation is one of the priorities of G20 Indonesia Presidency. Under this priority, we would like to promote sustainable and inclusive economic development through  participation of micro, small and medium enterprises and digital economy”, Ms. Werdaningtyas said.