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Conversation with Women in AI at #womenintechweek21

Please mark your calendars! Join a conversation organized by Women in Tech Africa with GLAC community members, participants of the Leading with Artificial Intelligence Lab and other #women in #AI on 12th October 2021 4PM-5PM EAT during #womenintechweek21. Come and hear about their work, AI #ethics, AI & Gender #Inclusion and more.

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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 6th October 2021 Diala Hawila shared her insights on "Renewable Energies – a pathway to achieve the Paris Agreement Goals?". The next session will be dedicated to food systems, so stay tuned.........

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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 2021 Rethabile Konopo, a member of the GLAC community through the AI Lab, discussed 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 was a chance to focus on the employee or worker's perspective. 

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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 August 2021 Nahari Africa, founded by GLAC Network 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 2021 panelists being Ute Kollies, Head of UN OCHA and Emmanuel Tronc, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. On 27th July 2021, 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

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The Global Leadership Academy creates spaces in which decision-makers from the fields of policy-making, business, research and civil society come together to look at global challenges from a completely different angle.

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