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 …

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 Global Commission on the Future of Work Wants Your Thoughts – Part I

To commemorate the two year anniversary of the inauguration of the ILO’s Future of Work Centenary Initiative, all member countries were invited to engage in the Future of Work centenary conversations. Over 110 countries participated in the dialogues, which included feedback from expert panels. As part of the centenary initiative, the ILO formed an independent …

“The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts”: A Report for Save the Children International

It was an enormous privilege to work with David Hollow, Meghan Brugha and Mark Weber last year on a report for Save the Children International about the future of learning and technology in deprived contexts.  I am delighted that this has now been published in a slightly abridged version (available online here), and this post provides …

New Technology: Destroyer or Creator of Jobs? – EuroNews

In case you missed it, EuroNews’ Denis Loctier @Loctier placed the spotlight on debate on whether machines are going to take over our jobs. Watch this short ten-minute documentary, made in partnership with the ILO, where EuroNews investigates the potential impacts of technological innovations might have on the world of work. The ILO View The …

2017 in Review: AI & the Fair Distribution of the Future

With the start of 2018, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect back on the highlights of 2017. As we enter the third year, where Tom Wambeke, the Programme Manager of DELTA -Sustainable Learning Solutions and I have been co-managing theTechnology@Work Initiative, we are excited about the 2018 and we would like to …

Blockchain: Unpacking the Disruptive Potential of Blockchain Technology for Human Development – IDRC

In the scramble to harness new technologies to propel innovation around the world, artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, and blockchain technologies are being explored and deployed in a wide variety of contexts globally. Although blockchain is one of the most hyped of these new technologies, it is also perhaps the least understood. Blockchain is the …

How Can We Fully Benefit from Digital Technologies? – The World Bank

Scaling learning and making it available anywhere, anytime is one of the “dividends” of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution. The new course, “Digital Dividends: Strengthening the Analog Foundation of the Digital Revolution,” aims for a broader goal: how you, your family, your business, your city, and your country could benefit from the Internet …

Watch Live: The Digital Opportunities and Risks in the Future of Work – Technology@Work Dialogue Series 

The introduction of new technologies has disrupted and transformed job markets for centuries, most notably during the Industrial Revolution. As we prepare for the next Industrial Revolution, the International Training Centre of the ILO, the training arm of the ILO, is delighted to welcome you to our Technology@Work Dialogue Series over the next five weeks to discuss …

Join Online in the Technology@Work Dialogue Series #2: Technology in the 21st Century

The introduction of new technologies has disrupted and transformed job markets for centuries, most notably during the Industrial Revolution. As we prepare for the next Industrial Revolution, the International Training Centre of the ILO, the training arm of the ILO, is delighted to welcome you to our Technology@Work Dialogue Series over the next five weeks …