The purpose of Regional Deliberation of the Indonesian Anthropology Association is to discuss policies and work programs as well as the management of the Indonesian Anthropology Association of Central Java for the period of 2021-2026. The implementation of this Regional Deliberation based on the implementation guide issued by the Central Indonesian Anthropology Association. This Regional Deliberation raised the theme “Digital Culture and Industrial Society: Challenges and Opportunities for Indonesian Anthropology Association”. This was conveyed by Prof. Dr. Nurdien H. Kistanto, Undip Anthropology Lecturer and Chair of the Steering Committee, at the Regional Deliberation and Cultural Speech entitled “Digital Culture in Industrial Society 4.0: Challenges and Opportunities for the Indonesian Anthropological Association” (2/10).

Representing the Governor of Central Java, H. Ganjar Pranowo SH. M.IP, Head of Central Java Communications and Informatics Service, Riena Retnaningrum, SH. delivered the Governor’s remarks with the title “Building a Digital Culture for Improving Community Welfare in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 Era”. Those remarks also discussed Literacy and Human Resource Development (HR). Quality human resources are the key to a high-income country and literacy plays an important role in educating the nation’s life. Literacy education plays a role in developing quality human resources and its scope is not only interpreted as the ability to read and write, but also solving problems, improving the quality of life and welfare. In establishing digital culture, infrastructure must be prepared starting from regulations, finance, devices, human resources, and data. Development of infrastructure starts from those that are really useful for the public such as in the field of economics, information on pandemic, etc. Literacy must be intensely and continuously implemented to prevent misuse of digital media such as hoaxes, fraud, etc.

On this occasion, Dr. Amirudin, the Head of Social Anthropology Study Program Undip was elected as Chair of the Indonesian Anthropology Association of Central Java for Period of 2021-2026. According to him, the theme of this Regional Deliberation is relevant considering the development of society that has reached the atmosphere of industrial society 4.0. Moreover in the era of Industry 4.0 there are many changes in human resources, ways of analyzing, and changes in the way of researching culture. (Linda Public Relations)

Translated by: Titis (Public Relations)