The Future of Online Labour Markets and Regulation of the Platform Economy
The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society organises multi-stakeholder dialogues as well as public events in ten countries within the context of the Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Global Digital Transformation project. This event is carried out in cooperation with the Digital Transformation Center Ghana of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
THE FUTURE OF ONLINE LABOUR MARKETS AND REGULATION OF THE PLATFORM ECONOMY Panel discussion 26.7.2022 | 14:00 – 15:30 GMT 15:30 – 16:30 Get-together & networking Marriott Hotel, Accra, Ghana
Online platforms play an increasingly important role in today’s economy. Platform markets – also called two-sided markets – deliver value to customers and provide economic opportunities for suppliers, but these digital markets also generate substantial economic benefits for the platforms themselves and they introduce novel and often precarious forms of work and economic interaction. At the same time, platforms can also be a means for economic empowerment and growth. In this event, we will present the results of a research sprint with international participants that looked into the opportunities and challenges of one particular type of platform: so-called online labour markets. The event will discuss two questions: First, how can marketable and sustainable skills be identified and tracked that allow online platform workers in local environments to participate in the global online labour market? Second, how can online labour platforms be regulated and managed to improve worker protection & platform infrastructure to enable sustainable and decent work opportunities?
Please note: You only have to register through the form below, if you want to participate on site in Accra. This event will be recorded as well as broadcasted live on this event page. By registering for the event on site, you accept the conditions for the live stream and broadcast. A registration for the live stream is not necessary.
Dr. Augustina Odame (CEO, Ghana Chamber of Technology)
Frank Kwasi Adetor (National Project Coordinator SKILL UP Ghana, ILO)
Dr. Theophilus Adomako (Director Consultancy, Management Development and Productivity Institute)
13:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:15
Introduction of the SET project and research sprint (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, Research Director HIIG)
14:15 – 15:00
Panel discussion on the future of online labour markets and the regulation of the platform economy
Q&A with the audience
15:30 – 16:30
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