Ministry of Education invites G20 members to attend workshop in Borobudur

Through the meeting, which will be held over the next two days, we hope to achieve the objective of promoting the real role of culture in responding to global challenges.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) invites G20 delegates to join a meeting with participants of the Cultural Workers Consolidation Week (PeKaT ) and Regional Cultural Week (PKD) and the community of Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java.

“Through the meeting, which will be held over the next two days, we hope to achieve the goal of promoting the real role of culture in responding to global challenges,” ministry director general Hilmar Farid noted in a statement. a written statement. here Monday.

The activity also included artistic performances, traditional games and displays of cultural artifacts as part of a series of activities during the G20 Culture Ministers Meeting (CMM).

In this activity, G20 delegates also had discussions with PeKaT and PKD participants as well as the community around Borobudur region as an introduction to the meeting of the giants on Monday, September 12, 2022.

The participants discussed the results of the collaborative work between interdisciplinary practitioners, including the findings of the scholars of the Indonesian International Conference (KIKI), the work of the participants of the Youth Culture Camp (KBKM), the cultural guide of the village and the residence culture of the G20, as well as the contributions of indigenous peoples.

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This activity was also an opportunity for delegates to learn more about the cultural values ​​of Borobudur Temple and surrounding villages through displays of Borobudur cultural artifacts, culinary arts and works of art. , as well as videos showcasing the results of the Village Cultural Advancement Program in a workshop.

PeKaT participant Septi Fridayani said that with the diversity of ideas among KBKM participants, the workshop was an opportunity for young people to express their creativity.

“Through this workshop, we hope that the role of young people will be further highlighted, so that sustainability can be continuously achieved,” according to Fridayani.

UNESCO Deputy Director-General for Culture, Ernesto Ottone Ramirez, praised Indonesia for making the most of the momentum of the G20 presidency.

“I thank Indonesia for the efforts that have been made to capitalize on this momentum, so that it becomes meaningful for international organizations,” Ernesto remarked.

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The activity ended with delegates invited to participate in the traditional game of gangsing and creating artwork together, the results of which will be displayed at the close of the G20 Summit in Bali.

The five priorities discussed at the meeting included culture as a driver and enabler of a sustainable way of life; the economic, environmental and social impacts of culture-based policies; co-management of cultural resources to promote sustainable lifestyles; equitable access to culture and economic benefits; as well as the mobilization of international resources to promote a sustainable recovery.

In the meantime, the G20 is an international forum bringing together 19 countries and the European Union who work together to deal with major issues. Indonesia holds the presidency of the G20 this year.

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