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News from SET Project

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.

This 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

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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

24.01.

Mexico

13/02 – MSD on Digital Entrepreneurship for Climate

On February 13, this multi-stakeholder dialogue will explore the potential of digital entrepreneurship to mitigate climate change in Mexico. Beginning with the presentations of findings of the research sprint “Green Technology, Entrepreneurship & Climate” we organised in November in close cooperation with the Digital Transformation Center Mexico, the MSD aims to initiate an in-depth discussion amongst experts working at the intersection of climate change and (digital) entrepreneurship. This event will be held in Spanish.

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09.11.

Kenya

Towards a Fairer Online Platform Economy

On November 9th we will hold a two-part event in Nairobi, Kenya on Workers’ Rights and Platforms’ Responsibility. The first part of the event consists of an invitation-only multi-stakeholder dialogue with a focus on labour rights in the platform economy. The second part will be a public panel discussion of renowned experts on the challenges and opportunities towards a sustainable regulation of Kenya’s online labour markets. You are invited to join on site or via livestream!

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27.10.

KE:D

Digitalisation Hub: Call for Cases extended!

The Knowledge Exchange :// Digitalisation (KE:D) hub will open soon and is looking for its first cases. Become a part of the place to go for exploring digitalisation projects and share your case with us now! The application deadline has just been extended until 30 November!

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11.10.

Mexiko

Research Sprint: Kick Off

Our Research Sprint on Green Technologies, Entrepreneurship & Climate starts today. For the next 7 weeks, 12 Fellows from different countries will work together to explore the green technology ecosystem in the Global South, with a focus on Vietnam. Learn more about the project and the Fellows:

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21.09.

KE:D

Do you know of fascinating and interesting digitalisation projects?

The Knowledge Exchange :// Digitalisation (KE:D) hub will open soon and is looking for its first cases. Become a part of the place to go for exploring digitalisation projects. Cases will be selected by 31 October. Help us build a place to learn!

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30.08.

Mexico

Research Sprint: Application deadline extended

You can still apply to be part of our research sprint on “Green Technology, Entrepreneurship & Climate! The deadline has been extended until September 7th!

The research sprint “Green Technology, Entrepreneurship & Climate” will concentrate on the development and adoption of green technologies for the energy sector of the global south with a focus on Vietnam.

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08.08.

Mexico

Research Sprint: Call for Participation at GreenTech-Research Sprint in Vietnam

The research sprint “Green Technology, Entrepreneurship & Climate” will concentrate on promoting the deployment of green technologies in Vietnam to cope with climate change.

Apply until 29th August to work on the development and adoption of green technologies for the energy sector in the global south with a focus on challenges like the shortage of aspiring entrepreneurs and investments in the sector. 

The interdisciplinary research sprint will take place virtually from 24 October to 30 November 2022, with a final week on site in Vietnam.

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26.07.

Ghana

Panel Discussion: The future of online labour markets and regulation of the platform economy

In this panel discussion, we will present the results of a research sprint on sustainable digital economies. Our international participants looked into the opportunities and challenges of online labour markets in Ghana and Kenya. The event will take place on 26 July in Accra, Ghana. You can sign up via our website now.

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25.07.

Ghana

MSD: Policies towards fairer online gig-work

The multi-stakeholder dialogue is associated with the research sprint on skill polarisation in online labour markets. It will bring together relevant stakeholders and policy makers to discuss the findings of the research sprint and possible policy implications for the online labour economy in Ghana and Kenya. The multi-stakeholder dialogue will take place on 25 July in Accra, Ghana. Admittance is by invitation only.

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21.07.

Ghana

The closing week of our research sprint begins today!

After 8 weeks of exploring and investigating, our research sprint on fair online platform work ends with an exciting closing week in Accra, Ghana, where the fellows will finally meet in person. 

From today on various meetings and site visits are planned, ending with a multi-stakeholder dialogue and a panel discussion on monday and tuesday next week where the findings of the sprint will be discussed. 

Find out more about the programm of the closing week on our website:

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Climate

Recent updates

31.01.

Indonesia

Livestream from Indonesia now available

Those who were not able to attend our event in Jakarta, Indonesia on 13.12.2022 now have the opportunity to follow the panel discussion we had on the possibilities of technology-based rainforest protection. The livestream is available with English translation and in the original version in Bahasa Indonesian.

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24.01.

Mexico

14/02 – MSD: Using Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability

On February 14, a multi-stakeholder dialogue on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to promote sustainability goals will take place in Mexico City. Particular focus will be placed on the promise and the perils of using AI to address issues such as biodiversity loss. The event will be held in Spanish.

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13.12.

Indonesien

MSD & Panel Discussion: Digital Technology for Rainforest Protection

On 13 December, we are organising a multi-stakeholder dialogue and public panel discussion in Jakarta, Indonesia. The discussion will focus on the growing importance of digital technologies for sustainable rainforest and climate protection and the challenges related to their potential deployment and use. A recording of the panel discussion with english translation will be uploaded to the event page after the event.

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30.11.

Vietnam

End of the Closing week at the GEFE conference

On the 30th November we will host a multi-stakeholder dialogue and a panel discussion on “Green Technology, Digital Entrepreneurship and Climate” as part of the Green Economy Forum & Exhibition (GEFE) in Ho Chi Minh City. These two events also mark the end of our 7 weeks-long research sprint with our 12 international fellows.

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25.11.

Vietnam

Event at Goethe Institute in Hanoi

On 25 November, our team and our research sprint fellows are invited to the Goethe Institute in Hanoi to discuss the opportunities and challenges of green technologies and their use for climate change mitigation in Vietnam with various stakeholders.

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17.11.

Vietnam

Research Sprint – Exciting Events at Closing Week

The research sprint in Vietnam is slowly coming to an end and we are eagerly awaiting the Closing Week where we will finally meet all the fellows in person. We have great events planned, among others a visit to the Goethe Institute in Hanoi and a MSD & a panel discussion at the GEFE. See you there!

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27.10.

KE:D

Digitalisation Hub: Call for Cases extended!

The Knowledge Exchange :// Digitalisation (KE:D) hub will open soon and is looking for its first cases. Become a part of the place to go for exploring digitalisation projects and share your case with us now! The application deadline has just been extended until 30 November!

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11.10.

Vietnam

Research Sprint: Kick off

Our Research Sprint on Green Technologies, Entrepreneurship & Climate starts today. For the next 7 weeks, 12 Fellows from different countries will work together to explore the green technology ecosystem with a focus on Vietnam and the Global South. Learn more about the project and the Fellows:

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05.10.

Kosovo

Public Presentation of spatial transformation study

On 5 October, a public presentation of the study by the architectural colllective Octagon on the sustainable spatial transformation of the Innovation and Training Park (ITP) Prizren will take place at the ITP. To participate, you can sign up via our website now.

The event will be held in English with an Albanian simultaneous translation. Please find the Albanian version here.

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21.09.

KE:D

Do you know of fascinating and interesting digitalisation projects?

The Knowledge Exchange :// Digitalisation (KE:D) hub will open soon and is looking for its first cases. Become a part of the place to go for exploring digitalisation projects. Cases will be selected by 31 October. Help us build a place to learn!

More information