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Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship

How can the digital world of work in the global South be shaped sustainably? What role does fairness play in regulation and the exchange between different interest groups? "Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship" identifies approaches to solutions for the challenges of (de)regulation in order to enable a socially just gig economy. Together with local partners, the following stakeholder levels are involved on site in several countries: Employees, platform operators and policy makers. The research project is part of the research group Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and global digital Transformation.

Research formats & knowledge transfer

Based on the results of a Research Sprint and a related study, multi-stakeholder dialogues and public events will be held in cooperation with Digital Transformation Centers (DTCs) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in selected countries. In this way, knowledge networks are strengthened locally and expanded by linking them with other international partners. In addition, local specifics, opportunities and risks are recorded and taken into account.

 

Kontakt

Georg von Richthofen, Dr.

Senior Researcher & Project Lead: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society

Christian Grauvogel

Dialogue & Knowledge Transfer | Project Coordinator

Part of the science communication project

Multi-Stakeholder dialogue: Digital Entrepreneurship

July 2022

The MSD offers the opportunity to discuss the challenges for sustainable digital entrepreneurship in Benin and Francophone West and Central Africa in general. The goal is to develop best practices to address these challenges.

Public Event: Digital Entrepreneurship

July 2022

NoC study presentation: Meta analysis – Regulation of digital Platforms in sub-saharan Africa

November 2022

Research on challenges to sustainable digital entrepreneurship in Benin with a focus on developing strategies for entrepreneurs to overcome these challenges.

Multi-stakeholder dialogue: Digital Entrepreneurship

July 2022

Event: Digital Entrepreneurship

July 2022

Study presentation: Digital Entrepreneurship

November 2022

Research sprint: Sustainable digital economies

Multi-stakeholder dialogue: Work organisation of the future

July 2022

The MSD will present the results of the research sprint to stakeholders. The aim is to discuss these findings and possible conclusions for the online labor market in sub-Saharan Africa using Ghana and Kenya as case studies.

Study presentation: Polarisation of remote work

January 2023

The study results aim to show how online work can be redesigned in a sustainable and inclusive way. The focus lies on the specific requirements of the economies in Ghana and Kenya.

Research Sprint: Sustainable digital economies

June/July 2022

Call for Proposals

Multi-Stakeholder dialogue: Digital Platforms

September/October 2022

The MSD aims to present the findings of the Research Sprint on Digital Platform Regulation in Sub-Saharan Africa and discuss these findings and possible best practices regarding the platform economy in Kenya.

NoC study presentation: Meta analysis – Regulation of digital Platforms in sub-saharan Africa

October 2022

Together with the findings of the Research Sprint and the MSD, the study results are intended to identify regional best practices and guide future regulations for the platform economy in Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa.

Event: Gig Economy – Platform Perspective

March/April 2023

Multi-Stakeholder-Dialogue: Pathways towards the Adoption of AI in Morocco

January 2023

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue: AI in the Workplace

January 2023

Event: Adopting AI

March 2023

Research Sprint: Sustainable digital entrepreneurship and climate

October/November 2022

Funding & duration

"Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship" is part of the overarching project in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). HIIG supports the BMZ's Digital Transformation Centers (DTCs) as a scientific partner and carries out exchange and research formats in partner countries.

 

November 2021 – May 2023

Funded by the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

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