Focus Group Discussion: The Role of Information Technology in Reducing Poverty

In reducing the number of poverty in Indonesia, Institute of Research and Community Services, University of Brawijaya (LPPM UB) in collaborated with Community and Village Empowerment Department for East Java Province held “Focus Group Discussion: The Role of Information Technology in Reducing Poverty on Friday, July 7th, at UB Guest House, 3rd floor.

The discussion was opened by Head of LPPM UB, Prof. Woro Busono. In his speech, he stated that the program for reducing poverty is related to the program held by Ministry of Communication and Information (Kemkominfo). The discussion was a series of activity in establishing cooperation between LPPM UB and Kemkominfo in discussing the research design of strategy in utilizing technology in reducing poverty. The materials presented in this discussion were village funding & development and IT needs for reducing poverty. Further, the results of this discussion would be presented in meeting with Kemkominfo in preparing research activity of strategy in utilizing technology in reducing poverty in Jakarta, Friday, July 14th, 2017.

Hopefully, the accurate and up to date data provided by information technology would give much help in reducing poverty in Indonesia optimally.

Creampie