Youth development is one of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) priority. The SDG's are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace, and justice. The goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we have achieve each goal and target.
According to World Population Data website, thw worls youth population (age 15 to 24) is projected to rise to 1.4 billion in 2050 from 1.2 billion now. How about Indonesia? BKKBN released that will be 69.4 million youth at 2025. It is a giant number of population. Does youth population impact to our national development?
At first, we should discuss about how this generatiob effect to national development. Youth has large number. It is the foundation of human capital. Maybe we can look at China Republic. Over population may caused a serious trouble, byt they can manage it properly. China turn their people to a productive society. It makes them as a giant industey country. Many investors established their company in China. It affect to increase their GDP.
Youth population need to managed well. So, there are some points to maximize their potential. First, education is a must. A large number of population is a good news, but it may become worse if they do not acquire any skills. So, for this case, education is a starting point to prepared a skillfull generation in the future.
Then, government, especially to education ministry should established a curriculum that preparing them to face this cyber age. There are manythings that available in old curriculum that do not fit to this Industrial Revolution 4.0. As the example, industry do not need any human control since it replaced by automatic robot. Youth must be prepared to face this dynamic world.
Youth is our asset. We should manage them properly. We are heading to the five biggest economy country soon. If we do not prepared it well, it turn to be a hillarious problem in the future. National building started from youth building.