Rapid population growth and a growing youth workforce, coupled with rapid urbanization, have created a policy imperative to generate jobs on a large scale across Sub-Saharan Africa. To meet this challenge, governments must consider job creation through a spatial lens, look beyond primary metropolitan areas and consider how smaller urban settlements can be turned into […]
As the Internet Governance Forum meets in Berlin, Dr. Bama Athreya argues that workers must have a seat at the table.
Dr. Bama Athreya, Research Fellow at the Open Society Foundations, considers what’s at stake in the commoditization of data and how governments can intervene to protect their citizens’ digital rights.
December 17, 2020
3:30 - 5:00 PM (India Standard Time)
As the pandemic upends livelihoods, exacerbates inequality and deepens uncertainty about the future of work, it also casts a spotlight on how economic systems have failed to create resilient communities. Technological change, urbanization, climate change and the restructuring of global trade have all evolved faster than the ability of global, regional and national institutions to […]
December 16, 2020
6:00 - 7:30 India Standard Time
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 […]