Achieving SDG Through Education

Published on: November 30, 2020
By: IBCSD Editor
Content type: News Updates Video

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic adds to new challenges in realizing quality and inclusive education in Indonesia. UNESCO said that 1.6 billion students or 90 percent of the total student population in the world had holidays to prevent the spread of the virus. According to Save The Children, a pandemic has the potential to put 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of permanently dropping out of school. “The global crisis and difficulties that we face have provided many lessons. We need to ensure that together, we do not only focus on the recovery aspect but also transformative acceleration, “said Adi Nuryanto, Coordinator of Foreign Cooperation of the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Cooperation and Public Relations Bureau who was present representing the Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Makarim. “With shared creativity and collaboration, we will come out of the crisis with higher adaptability and innovation. And to do that, we must adapt and increase the size of Education development that is suitable for our education system, ”he continued. The Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) as a business association led by CEOs from various companies supports sustainable development in Indonesia by committing to encourage discussion of the important role of leadership and collective action in the business sector, one of which is in the field of education. IBCSD also wants to raise awareness of young people and all parties about the importance of the role of quality education in the development agenda, especially the sustainable development agenda. Djoni Wesida, IBCSD Executive Committee said that the challenge of improving access to education is also influenced by the increasing problem of poverty, not only faced in Indonesia but also in the world. On the other hand, the challenges ahead will be increasingly complex, especially how to realize education as an entry point to prepare for the Industry 4.0 revolution. “In the midst of this challenge, all parties can contribute to increasingly realizing quality and inclusive education in order to achieve a prosperous and sustainable future. At IBCSD, member companies have implemented various best practices to support the achievement of SDGs Number 4 (Quality Education), ”said Djoni while giving a speech at Webseries 3:“ Education Is The Key to Achieve SDGs ”held by IBCSD. Also attending the webinar Binahidra Logiardi, Community Development Head APRIl Group; Mala Ekayanti, Head of Corporate Affairs, BASF Indonesia; Butet Manurung, initiator of pilot schools in the Orang Rimba community; Lilik Unggul Rahardjo, Manufacturing Director, PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia; Gil Petersil, Mastermind strategist, Speaker, Co-founder of Atlas Tree Network; and Billy David Nerotumilena, Young Teacher, Indonesia Mengajar. This webinar was held in order to commemorate National Teacher’s Day which falls on November 25th. This webinar is the closing webinar of IBCSD webseries with the big theme: SDGs & Youth. Previously, IBCSD held 2 webinars discussing women empowerment and SDGs & Youth. The whole series of webinars can still be watched through IBCSD’s youtube channel.
 

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