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Learning Lab Series “Promoting decent work in the digital economy”

The Learning Lab Series “Promoting decent work in the digital economy” provides a rich platform for knowledge exchange and collaborative engagement. It was conceived as part of an Experts Network created by the International Labour Organization as part of the PROSPECTS Opportunity Fund Project “Promotion, inclusion and protection of refugees and host communities in the gig economy” jointly implemented with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

In a landscape where multiple UN agencies concurrently tackle similar objectives, the Learning Labs are a crucial junction for inter-agency synergy for making digital and connected jobs accessible to refugees and host communities.

The Learning Labs are a space to:
  • Share knowledge and best practices
  • Leverage the growing body of evidence on how to empower young people to used digital technologies to work and gain a livelihood
  • Gain insights, gather lessons and access to relevant resources and networks
The Series amplifies the collaborative potential, promoting the sharing of lessons learned, brainstorming solutions for common challenges, and harnessing the collective expertise of participants. This enriched discourse shapes programme ideas and policy solutions, pushing forward the frontier of an inclusive, fair, and productive digital economy.

Each instalment of the Learning Lab Series “Promoting decent work in the digital economy” will provide participants with:
  • a “learning memo” that concisely encapsulates valuable insights, data, and concrete proposals gathered during these collaborative exchanges
  • a networking list of key actors actively supporting an inclusive digital transformation
  • access to key information resources, news and latest research in the field
The ultimate goal remains the empowerment of refugees and host communities, enhancing their access to jobs and livelihoods within the evolving digital landscape.

Calendar

 

Learning Labs

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    1

    Learning Lab

    The potential of online labour platforms: connecting displaced talent with decent jobs

    11/07/23

    This Learning Lab will discuss how digital labour platforms can connect displaced talent with decent jobs and what kinds of coordinated action are required to maximize its potentials while addressing possible challenges and risks.

    Understanding the challenges online platform operators and refugees face can help UN agencies and their implementing partners to better target the assistance they provide to people affected by forced displacement and their host communities, in collaboration with governments, businesses, workers’ organizations and local actors.
    Concept note
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    Learning Memo

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    Learning Lab

    Digital skills for connected jobs

    31/08/23

    This Learning Lab session delves into the vital topic of equipping refugees and host community youth with essential digital skills for a changing job market. Discover how connected jobs are reshaping employment while addressing the urgent need to bridge the digital skills gap.
    Concept note
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    Learning Memo

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    Learning Lab

    Understanding Digital Risks: Protection of forcibly displaced and host communities and realizing the benefits of the digital economy

    04/10/23

    This Learning Lab session focuses on digital risks for displaced populations in the digital economy, including how to define, categorize and mitigate such risks. Assessing digital risk is an important step in building a fair and safe digital environment for those engaged in digital services for work and livelihoods.
    Concept note
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    Learning Memo

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    Learning Lab

    Emerging good practices to advance fair and inclusive work for forcibly displaced and stateless persons on digital labour platforms

    24/10/23

    This session examines emerging practices that are improving access and working conditions in platform work and empowering individuals through skills development. Such innovative practices are paving the way to inform future platform work standards by bridging regulation gaps and digital divides, benefiting underserved communities like refugees and hosts.
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    Learning Memo

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    Learning Lab

    The PROSPECTS for workers powering AI

    27/11/23

    This session explores ways to harness AI's potential as a catalyst for innovation that lessens the digital divide and fosters inclusivity in the economy. Learn about examples of how to leverage digital technology to expand job opportunities, especially in refugee settings.
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    Learning Memo