DATE: Wednesday, 25 November 2020
TIME: 6:00 pm (Brisbane)
McKinsey Global Institute (2019) writes “In the automation age, women face new challenges overlaid on long-established ones. Technology adoption could displace millions from their jobs; many others will need to change the way they work. Globally, 40 to 160 million women may need to transition between occupations by 2030, often into higher-skilled roles. If they make these transitions, women could find more productive, better paid work; if they don’t, they could face a growing wage gap or leaving the labour market.”
There is a global need to reskill, and women who have missed out on training and/or work to date should not continue to miss out on future facing opportunities. This webinar will explore if digital labour platforms and crowdwork present a viable, decent work pathway for women in UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE) pilot, while also seeking to understand the challenges and pitfalls of such platforms.
• Uma Rani, Senior Economist, ILO – Digital labour platforms – defining the nature of microtask and crowdwork, the skills required, opportunities, risks, rights and policy recommendations
• Gianaluca Demartini and Neha Gupta, University academics – research into microtask platforms and the experience of women with limited technology, connectivity and digital literacy
• Henry Katam, Microtask/freelance trainer – Curriculum design for training crowdworkers, the nature of work, the work environment, career progression opportunities
• From the field: Women’s experience training for and working on microtask and freelance platforms.
• Daizy Maan, Founder, Australian Digital Job Accelerator
Moderated by Sonali Hedditch, Second Chance Education Programme, UN Women