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The "Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Global Digital Transformation" (SET) research group has set itself the goal of addressing issues relating to digitalisation, particularly in the global South. Through the inclusion of social needs and effective stakeholder communication; future-oriented, sustainable and locally sensitive approaches will be developed in nine countries. With a particular focus on the topics of entrepreneurship, the future of work, and issues of AI in connection with sustainability and climate protection, HIIG is working with local stakeholders to build application-oriented expertise.

The news ticker gives ongoing updates on everything that happens in our research sprints, studies and at our events in the different countries. For a better overview, it is divided into the project's two thematic focal points - entrepreneurship and climate.

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Moritz Timm

Researcher & Project Coordinator

About the project

With a particular focus on the topics of entrepreneurship, the future of work, and issues of AI in connection with sustainability and climate protection, HIIG is working with local stakeholders to build application-oriented expertise.

Entrepneurship

Recent updates

01.06.

Ghana

Kick-Off Research Sprint on fair online platform work

The first research sprint within the Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Global Digital Transformation project is taking place online with a finishing week in Accra, Ghana. For six weeks, eleven fellows are meeting the project team on a weekly basis, defining milestones and weekly goals. The sprint aims at informing Ghanian policy regarding gig work and the platforms that broker it. Questions are: How can platform work in Africa be shaped sustainably? How do platforms need to be regulated? What role does fairness play in regulation and the exchange between different interest groups?

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Climate

Recent updates

15.06.

Indonesia

New Study is now ready for applicants

The call for proposals for the study on digital technology, climate resilience and rainforest protection is open! The study will focus on Indonesia and Southeast Asia. You can still send in your applications here until 20 June 2022.

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03.06.

Kosovo

Multi-stakeholder Dialogue at the Innovation and Training Park Prizren

The “Innovation and Training Park (ITP)” Prizren, a former operating base of the German contingent of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo (KFOR), is made of about 40ha – 4ha of which are green areas – and 52 buildings. It is located on the edge of Prizren, the second largest city and cultural centre of Kosovo. Within the next few years, the ITP Prizren aims to become the regional hub for entrepreneurship innovation, business and skills development, and a source of creative and sustainable ideas.

To collect initial data and viewpoints for the study the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue in June 2022 aims to sensitise park stakeholders for the possibilities of the ITP. Stakeholders include academia, entrepreneurial groups, the education community as well as civil society, alongside local policy makers. The goal is to improve the involvement and access of the city and its inhabitants to the ITP, unleashing its full potential for Prizren’s communities. 

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