New Report Release: The Centre Prototypes Microlearning Using Design Thinking

Over the last two months, the ITCILO had been experimenting with design thinking for rapid prototyping. The end goal is to bring new ideas to impact – all in the name of innovation to find new sustainable learning solutions. “Design a microlearning unit,” Tom Wambeke, the Programme Manager of ITCILO’s DELTA Programme initiated. With these …

Automation and the Future of Work; Bringing Women Into the Debate: IDS

International Women’s Day. Thailand, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran. | Lebanon, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saad | Kenya, 2016. Photo: CIAT/Georgina Smith   As part of IDS Digital and Technology Cluster’s ongoing research into the impact of automation on the future of work we’re keen to understand how a range of stakeholders, from trades unions …

G20 Agrees on Policies to Shape the Future of Work for Inclusive Growth and Development: ILO

(Labour and employment ministers of the leading advanced economies and emerging economies (G20) in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler | © BMAS / Lein) Ministers adopted policy recommendations on skills development, social protection, and working conditions for countries to shape a future that works for people around the globe. BAD NEUENAHR, Germany (ILO News) – “G20 Labour and …

Artificial Intelligence for Good @ITU’s Geneva #AIforGood Summit

In partnership with… Driven by the rapid progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, intelligent machines are gaining the ability to learn, improve, and make calculated decisions in ways that will enable them to perform tasks previously thought to rely solely on human experience, creativity, and ingenuity. As a result, we will in the near future …

The Emerging Risks of Our Digital Future – Part III

Want to know what keeps me up at night? I will answer this in a bit. Digital dividends are the returns on investments in digital technologies, in the form of growth, jobs and services that empower and support businesses, people and governments. The World Bank’s 2016 flagship World Development Report entitled “Digital Dividends” revealed that …

Shaping the Future of Work in a Digital World – Why Should Development Organisations Care? – IDS

On 13th March, IDS together with the Web Foundation and Nesta, hosted the inaugural Digital Development Summit, with the support of DFID and the DFID-ESRC Impact Initiative.This blog post was the first in a series that was published by organisers and participants over several weeks. Here IDS’s Becky Faith and Ben Ramalingam explain why the future …

How to Resist the Exploitation of Digital Gig Workers: Oxford Internet Institute

(What does the gig economy mean for workers rights? | Ethical Trading Initiative)   Internet users will make up the majority of the planet’s population before the end of this year. Most of this digital growth is coming from Africa, Asia, and South America: places where incomes are low and well-paying jobs are scarce. It …