Input Session: Platform Economies & Worker's Rights

The current trends show that tomorrow's jobs will look different from today’s. The question is: how has the digital shift affected the regulatory requirements of working? How might we redesign today's jobs to fit into the future of work? On 28th September Rethabile Konopo, a member of the GLAC community through the AI Lab, will discuss with us the worker’s side of platform economies.  Following the Virtual Fishbowl Conversation on Governance of Platform Economy in July which covered the topic more broadly, this is a chance to focus on the employee or worker's perspective. 

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GSDR Dialogues for Sustainability

Highly motivated professionals working towards Agenda 2030 in their respective countries took the opportunity to enhance their network and expand their capacities by joining a Community of Practice (CoP) as follow-up to the Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) in late 2020. As a new format open to the public, they launched the GSDR Dialogues for Sustainability.

On August 16th, 2021 Ivar Baste and Robert Watson shared their insights on “Making Peace with Nature”. We thank Ivar, Robert and all participants for this insightful event and interesting contributions. Stay tuned for our next sessions in September and October that will be dedicated to Renewable Energies and Food Systems.

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More to come - the Second and Third Inclusive Insurance Innovation Lab

The Inclusive Insurance Innovation Lab was designed as a sequence of national workshops and international platforms for insurance supervisors and other key stakeholders of the inclusive insurance sector. Providing a unique opportunity for participants from Albania, Ghana, Kenia and Mongolia to build leadership capabilities while working together to develop innovative solutions it started in 2017 to 2018 in cooperation with the Access to Insurance Innitiative (a2ii). It then took flight, as a2ii continues with a second and third cohort from 2020 onwards, now reaching out to eight other countries.

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Parliamentarians on the Demographic Transition in Africa

On the 5th of August 2021 Nahari Africa, founded by GLAC Community members, and the African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption (APNAC) lead a discussion on the role of parliamentarians in fostering youth development against the background of the African Union seeking to harness a demographic dividend.

Speakers were Hon. Tatenda Annastacia Mavetera (Zimbabwe), Hon. Ahmed Shakeel Shabbir (Kenya) and Hon. Jean-Baptiste Kumasamba Olom  (DRC). 


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Second RAC event dedicated to "Rethinking peace and security in Sahel"

Following a keynote address by HE Moussa Mara, Former Prime Minister Of Mali (2014-2015), a lively panel started discussing the situation in Sahel on 13th July, panelists being Ute Kollies, Head of UN OCHA and Emmanuel Tronc, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. On 27th July, further insights by journalist and researcher Paul Melly as well as Hamadou Tidiane Sy, journalist and Ashoka fellow followed.

Rethinking Africa Convening (RAC), aims at mobilizing the African community and African diaspora to exchange on priority cross-cutting issues facing the continent especially emerging threats to peace and stability in African countries.

RAC on peace and security

COVID-19 and the Future of Sustainable Oceans

Building on the participants of the Sustainable Oceans Lab and its partners, 25 diverse stakeholders from across Australia, Indonesia, Africa and the Americas came together from August to October 2020 to understand how COVID-19 is affecting ocean sustainability. The actors working in diverse domains of ocean sustainability in 14 countries across 6 continents, come from the non- profit sector, government, and the private sector. In this deepening dialogue, they identified seven areas that are key to ocean sustainability.

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