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The Green Digital Economy Platform (GDEP), an international initiative, was officially launched today. The launch, supported by Dr. Moeldoko, Indonesia's Presidential Chief of Staff, marks an important milestone for Indonesia and South Korea in promoting sustainability, digital well-being and the digital economy.

The GDEP is led by HumanX, a global partnership focused on human-centered technology, in collaboration with the Maju Tani Movement in Indonesia and the DQ Institute. This launch follows the 24th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit, which took place on September 6, 2023.

During the summit, an agreement was made to promote the green and digital economy, science, technology, innovation and carbon neutrality in the region. The GDEP is a business collaboration platform that combines the digital economy and sustainability, going beyond the traditional circular economy framework.

By leveraging South Korea's technological advancements, Indonesia's vast market and resources, and global research and development (R&D) and investment, the GDEP aims to drive digital innovations in agri-tech, climate-tech and carbon trading. The impact 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 that through the GDEP, the goal is to empower 62 million Indonesian farmers with AI and digital transformation, positioning Indonesia as a global leader in agri-tech innovation. He emphasized the importance of sustainability and the digital economy in addressing food security.

Dr. Moeldoko, who is also the Chairman of the Indonesian Farmers Association (HKTI) and the Father of the Maju-Tani Movement, aims to transform traditional agriculture into a profitable agri-tech sector. North Kalimantan, Indonesia, has been chosen as the testing ground for the GDEP, serving as a national and global hub for knowledge dissemination. Farmers in this region will receive digital literacy and skill training, as well as access to advanced practices and technologies, including meta-farming.

The founder of HumanX and DQ Institute, Dr. Yuhyun Park, explained that the objective is to create a collaboration platform that empowers Indonesian farmers to benefit economically from digitalization and engagement in carbon trading, expanding their sources of income.

Meanwhile, the Chairperson of the Presidential Commission on Carbon Neutrality and Green Growth, Dr. Kim Sang-Hyup, emphasized the importance of economic collaboration between Indonesia and Korea in pursuing carbon neutrality and digital innovation. This collaboration holds significant meaning as both countries celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic partnership.

The GDEP will involve a wide range of stakeholders in both countries to turn the vision into reality, fostering an environment conducive to innovation and sustainable growth. Investment in the platform is expected to exceed US$1 billion.

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