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16 December
2020

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Women, Work, and Voice in the Gig Economy

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6:00 - 7:30 India Standard Time

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Rapid advancements in technology are driving a new digital ecosystem of work. The COVID-19 crisis is accelerating the pace of change and will create new prospects for people seeking to earn an income online. Against this backdrop, the Women, Work, and the Gig Economy consortium, supported by IDRC, is hosting a panel discussion that examines how these new modes of work are (re)configuring labour markets, especially for women. What opportunities and challenges do women face in this new world of online work?  What modes of organization can help women harness the benefits of participation and minimize the costs?

Speakers

  • Gillian Dowie – Senior Program Officer, International Development Research Centre (Canada)
  • Janine Berg – Senior Economist, International Labour Organization
  • Balaji Krishnaswami – Public Policy Communications, Amazon India
  • Gurpreet Singh – Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer, Awign
  • Payal Arora – Erasmus University Professor and Author of The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West
  • Sabina Dewan – President and Executive Director, JustJobs Network

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