Digitalisation and the Future of Manufacturing in Africa

Karishma Banga and Dirk Willem te Velde, March 2018 DOWNLOAD REPORT DOWNLOAD BRIEF   The growing digitalisation of economies and the associated rapid spread of advanced technologies like 3D printers, robots and cloud computing, is having a significant impact on manufacturing production globally. While the digital divide between developed and developing countries (particularly those in …

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 – ILO Global Snapshot

The past 20 years have witnessed some progress for women in the world of work and in terms of gender equality in society. Today, more women than ever before are both educated and participating in the labour market. RELATED: International Women’s Day 2018 #IDW2018 – UNWOMEN RELATED: International Women’s Day: Women in a Changing World …

Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Future of Work – CBC

Front Cover Photo: Shutterstock This material comes from CBC Radio’s Ideas program and the documentaries were produced by CBC Radio. Click here to access the original article produced by Jill Eisen and Greg Kelly, first broadcast September 2017.  Listen to the full episode (54:00) AI and robots seem to be everywhere, handling more and more work, freeing humans up …

Platform Capitalism, Digital Technology and the Future of Work – CBC

Front Cover Photo: Shutterstock This material comes from CBC Radio’s Ideas program and the documentaries were produced by CBC Radio. Click here to access the original article produced by Jill Eisen and Greg Kelly, first broadcast September 2017.  Listen to the full episode (53:59) The biggest innovation in the world of work in the last decade has been the …

Less Work and More Leisure: Utopian Visions and the Future of Work – CBC

Front Cover Photo: Shutterstock This material comes from CBC Radio’s Ideas program and the documentaries were produced by CBC Radio. Click here to access the original article produced by Jill Eisen and Greg Kelly, first broadcast September 2017.  Listen to the full episode (54:00) The future of work has become one huge, nerve-wracking question mark. Technology was once believed …

Podcast: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Work – WEF

This is episode 7 in a 10-part podcast series that will introduce listeners to the thinkers, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are already spotting the risks ahead, and seeking to guide humanity towards the land of ease and plenty that some believe is now within reach. Episode 7 – Work in the 4IR As advances in …

The Social and Solidarity Economy & The Technology of the Future: Threat or Hope?

Below is the keynote speech by Mr Vic van Vuuren, Director of Enterprises Department at the ILO at this year’s Unicoop Florence Annual Convention, in which the theme was “The Technology of the Future: Threat or Hope?”. In his talk, van Vuuren suggests that “in the transition to the platform economy and gig economy workers …