Centre’s New Microlearning Prototype and Survey: Pilot Course on Work for Human Development

*Update: The deadline for the survey has been extended to June 20, 2017. You still have time to contribute!* Centre’s New Microlearning Prototype and Survey: Pilot Course on Work for Human Development The last few months have been very exciting at the ITCILO. We have been very busy working on a number of projects, courses, …

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 …

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 …

Reframing the Debate: A Closer Look at Technological Innovation’s Link to Widening Global Inequality – Part II

(Inequality in Brazil | Oxfam)   One of the hottest topics at the UN Global Dialogue on the Future of Work We Want this month was technological innovation’s impact on widening global inequality. To continue the conversation, I invite you to read this second of our three-part article delving deeper into the global landscape of …

Webinar on Partnership for Sustainable Development Data: Mobilizing Data for Leaving No One Behind (28 April 2017) – UNSSC

Join the conversation on Partnership for Sustainable Development Data: Mobilising Data for Leaving No One Behind with Dr. Claire Melamed, Executive Director of Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data on 28th April 2017. After the successful launch of our SD Talks Special Series on Data for Sustainable Development in March 2017, we are pleased to announce the …

The Future of Work We Want: A Closer Look at Technological Innovation’s Link to Widening Global Inequality – Part I

  The interplay between technological innovation and rising inequality deserves more study and debate. This is a three-part article delving deeper into the global landscape of inequality in relations to extreme technological and wealth – capital – accumulation.   Technological innovation’s impact on the future of work, especially widening global inequality, was a key focus …

G20 Economies Gather to Advance Policies for a Digital Future

Last week’s G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Conference in Düsseldorf, Germany marked the first such meeting of digital ministers of the 19 leading economic nations and the European Union (G20). The conference was one of several ministerial-level meetings held to discuss individual G20 topics in-depth in preparation for the G20 Summit on 7-8 July in Hamburg, …