Webinar on Lack of Skilled ICT Personnel in Indonesia: Can We Still Compete?

This webinar will share the finding of an ILO research project conducted in 2017-2020 on skills shortages, skills development strategies and the governance of international labour migration of ICT specialists in seven different countries: Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.

Economies and societies around the globe are undergoing a profound transformation due to rapid technological developments and an exponential increase in the use of ICT. The COVID-19 pandemic has further demonstrated the importance of digital readiness. Investing in the necessary infrastructure and taking an inclusive and human-centred approach to technology will be crucial to building back better in the post-pandemic world.

However, many countries including Indonesia are facing challenges in fulfilling the growing demand for highly skilled ICT personnel. Is the Indonesian digital economy ready to compete? While we are facing shortages, are the skilled ICT personnel leaving the country to look jobs overseas?


Opening and closing remarks
Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia and Shinichi Akiyama, Deputy Director of ILO's Sectoral Policies Department 

Key presenter

Shreya Goel, Technical Officer of the Sectoral Policies Department, ILO Geneva

Panel discussion

Anwar Sanusi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Manpower

Danang Girindrawardana, Executive Director of the Indonesian Employers' Association (Apindo)

Janti Gunawan, Researcher and Lecture of Technology Institute of Sepuluh Nopember (ITS)

Wiliam Hendradjaja, Co-founder of Skilvul

Djoko Wahyudi, Chair of Trade Union Federation of the Panasonic Gobel Indonesia

Casper N. Edmonds, Head of Unit (E2M) of Sectoral Policies Department, ILO Geneva