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4 Megatrends: Youth and the Future of Work - Indonesia

The video shows 4 megatrends that would shape the future of work and business of young people especially for those who live in rural area. The 4 megatrends are technological change, demographic change, climate change, and shifting power.

It is crucial for young people to get ready for jobs of tomorrow.

Translation of the content of the video in English:

Demographic change
Indonesia has a demographic bonus of having a large youth population as productive workforce. Currently their potential is not being properly utilized. Youth account of 50 percent of “unemployed”, most of them have never worked before. Therefore, more decent and sustainable jobs are urgently needed in Indonesia. Promoting sustainable enterprises is one of the solutions.

Technological change
By preparing youth capacity, both young women and young men, along with the advancement of technology in Indonesia. Youth is the next generation that full of potential and creativity in this 4.0 industry. Youth will create new economic resources that would become driving the nation's economy. Digitalization has offered new jobs opportunity through internet such as freelancing, micro-tasking, and gig economy. Youth who lives in rural area will adapt with the technology advancement by integrating it in value chain.

Climate change
Coastal area is vulnerable to climate change. Youth shall put climate change as a high priority issue. Especially as some have experienced the effects of climate change such as floods and drought, crop failure due to extreme weather, clean water supply and so on and so forth.
Youth has a critical role in addressing climate change in mitigation and adaptation. Therefore, they can be the leader to act on climate change. They can innovate to create environmental-friendly and sustainable jobs which in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Shifting power
This is also reflected in youth participation spaces when voicing out their voice – youth contribution to express their aspirations, and to speak up about socio-economic issues. Rooms for participation and freedom of expression can be voiced out through digital platforms and other social media to talk about concerns and priorities of interests of all parties, especially youth.
Young people must be able to maximize their potential and ability – to be empowered in facing future of work challenges.