June 19, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (India Standard Time)
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives and livelihoods worldwide. Among those affected are service providers and sellers that rely on digitally mediated platforms to connect them to consumers. But the pandemic’s impact has, and will for some time to come, vary across different kinds of gig work. Social distancing norms, for instance, will have a greater impact on location-based gig work than cloud-based freelance work, or other forms of gig work that allow individuals to work from home.
Against this backdrop of the differential impacts of COVID-19 on gig workers, how have and will women gig workers/sellers fare? This webinar will bring the voices of some women entrepreneurs that have leveraged platforms to build their livelihoods to the forefront. Participants will hear how women gig-workers, platforms and experts assess the current and future impact of the pandemic on gig work.
The speakers are:
Consultant, Academics and Research,
Indian Institute for Human Settlements
Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Manager,
Seller with Etsy India
Senior Program Officer,
Employment and Growth,
International Development Research Centre
President and Executive Director,
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