ASEAN needs to put a stronger focus on digital literacy to enable the full potential of an ASEAN digital economy and society by 2025. The internet and social media are making access to knowledge wider than ever. Digital technologies have transformed the way more than 700 million people lead their lives in Southeast Asia. They also have profound implications for citizenship and governance.
The ASEAN Community Vision 2025 embraces digitalisation, including the development of a Digital Integration Framework Action Plan by 2020. It is imperative that ASEAN prioritises the digital literacy of its people as a fundamental element of enabling full participation in the ASEAN Community.