Digital conversion among ethnic minorities

In recent years, digital transformation and information technology application are common trends of the entire society. In ethnic minority areas, digital transformation is being promoted through training and guidance classes so that people do not stand out from this trend.

Recently, Ms. Trieu Thi Khe, Tay ethnic group, Chairwoman of the Women’s Union of Son Phu commune (Na Hang), along with over 250 officials and civil servants at district and commune levels in ethnic minority and mountainous areas (EMS&MN) ) in the province can participate in the training conference to improve information technology application, awareness and digital transformation skills organized by the Provincial Ethnic Committee. Here, she and her students had access to information about science and technology and promoted local products to domestic and world consumers. Improve the ability to apply and use information technology to support socio-economic development for ethnic minority and mountainous areas, especially the application of information technology and digital transformation in implementation implement the National Target Program. Ms. Khe said: although she already knew about applications on smartphones and computers, when participating in the training class, she understood more deeply, as well as practiced directly on the device. After completing her studies, she actively conveyed those contents to members and people in the area.

Farmers from ethnic minority and mountainous areas of Yen Son district are instructed to create accounts, create stalls, how to put products on stalls, and track orders on the e-commerce platform Postmart.vn.
Farmers from ethnic minority and mountainous areas of Yen Son district are instructed to create accounts, create stalls, how to put products on stalls, and track orders on the e-commerce platform Postmart.vn.

Mr. Nguyen Quang Thang, Secretary of Tu District Commune Youth Union (Yen Son) said that at the training class, he was trained in the skills of creating and editing information, digital content, communication methods to promote images and local products. Through that, he grasped the skills to take beautiful product photos, write articles about products to attract interaction, and how to promote products on social networking platforms: Facebook, Zalo. He will make efforts to participate in digital transformation, promote local agricultural products, and OCOP products in the area. At the same time, he will learn more about e-commerce platforms such as Postmart, Voso… to guide union members, young people, and people to open online stores on digital platforms. This is a practical solution to contribute to increasing income for people in ethnic minority areas, improving the effectiveness of the National Target Program for socio-economic development in ethnic minority areas and local MN areas.

Comrade Ma Quang Hieu, Head of the Provincial Ethnic Committee, emphasized that digital transformation is an important task, contributing to the effective implementation of Decision No. 1719/QD-TTg dated October 14, 2021 of the Prime Minister. Government on approving the National target program for socio-economic development of ethnic minority and mountainous areas for the period 2021 – 2030, phase I: From 2021 to 2025; Specifically, implementing Subproject 2 under project 10: Application of information technology to support socio-economic development and ensure security and order in ethnic minority areas and mountainous areas. Training classes to improve the application of information technology, awareness and digital transformation skills are one of the solutions to effectively implement the Digital Transformation Plan of the Provincial Ethnic Minority Committee until 2025, oriented to year 2030.

Dao ethnic women, Hong Thai commune (Na Hang) learn about digital transformation via smartphones.
Dao ethnic women, Hong Thai commune (Na Hang) learn about digital transformation via smartphones.

In the coming time, the Provincial Committee for Ethnic Minorities will focus on leading and promoting the application of information technology and effectively exploiting digital transformation applications to better serve state management of the ethnic sector; propagate and support ethnic minorities in economic and social development and ensure security and order. By 2025, 100% of officials, civil servants and public employees will be trained, fostered and popularized in basic digital skills; 50% of officials, civil servants and public employees are trained and fostered in analysis, data mining and digital technology skills. For digital economic development, the whole province strives to have 80% of businesses and households selling specialty products listed online. To develop a digital society, the whole province strives for 100% of ethnic minority households to have a digital address and at least 1 smartphone; 100% of ethnic minorities have digital identities with QR codes and digital personal health records; 100% of ethnic minority students have digital records of personal study; 80% of ethnic minority and mountainous households in the area use broadband Internet. At the same time, continue to popularize 4G mobile network services and smart mobile phones, gradually developing 5G network. 100% of ethnic minorities are connected and have dialogue with ethnic workers to propagate, disseminate and raise awareness for ethnic minorities about the Party’s policies and guidelines and legal policies. gorvernment’s.

In order for digital transformation in ethnic minority areas to be effective, the political system at all levels continues to promote propaganda to raise people’s awareness of issues related to information technology and technology applications. information, internet in life and production. In addition, digital technology needs to closely adhere to people’s lives through practical activities such as: the government can communicate with people via Zalo, providing online services; Install sensor systems and cameras to monitor socio-economic development indicators… to have online information…

Source:  Tuyen Quang Online Newspaper

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