SMERU 2022 Policy Forum on Poverty and Inequality: Accelerating Inclusive and Fair Digital Transformation to Anticipate Challenges Facing the Future of Work

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

In 2019, particularly right before the pandemic occurred, SMERU conducted a forum of Towards an Inclusive Digital Economy and a study of Inclusive Digital Economy. Opportunities to encourage digital transformation in all sectors need to be optimized as a collaborative way to accelerate the post-pandemic recovery in Indonesia. The SMERU Research Institute seeks to raise discussions about the importance of promoting a more inclusive and fairer digital transformation in Indonesia by identifying recent trends and responses to the challenges, discussing gaps in policy and strategy, as well as generating future ideas/recommendation to support the digital transformation in Indonesia through the event of SMERU 2022 Policy Forum on Poverty and Inequality. 

MORNING SESSION (Accelerating Inclusive and Fair Digital Transformation)

Opening Remarks
Widjajanti Isdijoso – Director, The SMERU Research Institute

Karina Isna Irawan – Economic Researcher, Litbang Kompas Daily Newspaper

Presentation of SMERU’s position paper
Palmira P. Bachtiar – Senior Researcher, The SMERU Research Institute

1st discussant: on the availability (internet provider)
Dr. Drs Sudarman MMSi – Head of Communication and Informatics Agency, Bangka Belitung District

2nd discussant: on the GEDSI (gender equality, disablity, and Social Inclusion)
Agnes Salyanty – Regional Lead Researcher for Southeast Asia, Women’s World Banking

3rd discussant: on regulation, innovation, and digital security
Mulyawan Ranamanggala, S.E., M.B.A. Director of Economics, Indonesia Competition Commission (Ketua Komisi Pengawasan Persaingan Usaha)

4th discussant: on social security for digital entrepreneurs and workers
I Putu Wiradana Mertha Putra – Assistant Deputy for Membership Non-Wage Recipient Participants (BPU), BPJS Ketenagakerjaan

Summary of the morning session and preparation for afternoon session
Heni Kurniasih – Institute Secretary, The SMERU Research Institute


AFTERNOON SESSION: The Future of Work in the Global South

Framing The Scene: Keys for the future of work in the Global South
Ramiro Albrieu – Senior Researcher, CIPPEC

New perspectives on the future of work (I) The regional dimension
Elvis Avenyo – African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
Yasmine Fahim – Economic Research Forum (ERF)
Prema Seth – Just Jobs Network (JJN)

Panel Discussion: T20 as a forum for harnessing change
Moderator: Asep Suryahadi, Lead Co-chair of Task Force 5 T20 2022, The SMERU Research Institute
Peter Morgan, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).
Dennis Gorlich, Global Solutions Initiative/ The New Institute

Summary of Afternoon Session
Heni Kurniasih – Institute Secretary, The SMERU Research Institute

Closing remark
Widjajanti Isdijoso – Director, The SMERU Research Institute


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09.00-16.30 WIB (GMT+7)
Aston Sentul Lake Resort and Conference Centre, Zoom Meeting
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