Green Digital Economy Platform Launched to Empower 62 Million Indonesian Farmers with AI and Technology
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- The Green Digital Economy Platform (GDEP), endorsed by Dr. Moeldoko, Indonesia’s Presidential Chief of Staff, is a significant step for Indonesia and Korea toward championing sustainability, fostering digital well-being, and advancing the digital economy.
- By leveraging Korea’s technological advancements, Indonesia’s vast market and resources, and global R&D and investment, the Green Digital Economy Platform is poised to drive transformative digital innovations across agri-tech, climate-tech, and carbon trading.
- This platform is an international collaboration brought to life by HumanX, the Maju Tani Movement, and the DQ Institute.
The official launch of the Green Digital Economy Platform (GDEP), an innovative international initiative was announced. The launch, endorsed by Dr. Moeldoko, Indonesia’s Presidential Chief of Staff, is a significant step for Indonesia and Korea toward championing sustainability, fostering digital well-being, and advancing the digital economy. The GDEP is spearheaded by HumanX, a global partnership promoting human-centred technology, in collaboration with the Maju Tani Movement in Indonesia, and the DQ Institute.
This launch follows the 24th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit held on 6 September 2023, which made an agreement to promote green and digital economy, science, technology, and innovation, and carbon neutrality in the region.
The GDEP is a business collaboration platform that aligns digital economy and sustainability by pioneering the “cross economy” model, extending beyond the traditional “circular economy” framework. By leveraging Korea’s technological advancements, Indonesia’s vast market and resources, and global R&D and investment, the GDEP is poised to drive transformative digital innovations across agri-tech, climate-tech, and carbon trading. The multifaceted impacts on the digital economy and sustainability will be monitored through the Digital-ESG Index, led by the Taskforce on Digital-Related Financial Disclosure.
Dr. Moeldoko stated, “Through the GDEP, we aim to empower 62 million Indonesian farmers with AI and digital transformation, positioning Indonesia as a global leader in agri-tech innovation.” He emphasized the significance of sustainability and the digital economy, particularly in addressing food security. Dr. Moeldoko who also serves as the Chairman of the Indonesian Farmers’ Association (HKTI) has recently become the “Father of the Maju-Tani Movement of Indonesia”. This grass-root movement, led by the young generation in Indonesia, aims to transform traditional agriculture into a highly profitable agri-tech sector.
North Kalimantan, Indonesia, has been designated as the platform’s testing ground, playing a crucial role as a national and global hub for knowledge dissemination. Through the GDEP, farmers will receive digital literacy and digital skill training while gaining access to cutting-edge practices and technologies, including meta-farming.
Dr. Yuhyun Park, the founder of HumanX and DQ Institute, expressed, “Our objective is to establish an innovative collaboration platform that empowers Indonesian farmers to experience significant threefold economic benefits by integrating digitalization and engagement in carbon trading, thus substantially broadening their sources of income.”
Dr. Kim Sang-Hyup, the Chairperson of the Presidential Commission on Carbon Neutrality and Green Growth, who co-chairs with Han Duck-Soo, the Prime Minister of Korea, said, “Indonesia is an important strategic partner of Korea. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic partnership, both countries need to forge concrete economic collaborations to collectively pursue carbon neutrality and digital innovation, bolstering the green economy. Hence, this collaboration holds significant meaning.”
The GDEP will engage a broad network of multi-stakeholders in both countries to translate the vision into reality, fostering a landscape ripe for innovation and sustainable growth. The investment in the platform is expected to exceed USD $1 billion.