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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9

The Future of Women’s Work in Africa

Author: Alice D Kanengoni
Organisation: Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)
Publish Date: 2018
Country: Africa
Sector: Economic
Method: Foresight
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Future of work, work, women, Africa, jobs, gender, labour

This Issue of BUWA! offers feminist critiques of the current discourses framing the future of work in Africa. This is a very timely and critical theme given that there is a marked interest globally in better understanding and predicting the future of work. A number of research institutions, think tanks and others interested in labour and occupational issues have since invested in research and created platforms that have enabled debate on this issue. For instance, in 2013, the ILO initiated a global dialogue on the future of the work that we want. This led to the establishment of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work in 2017. The Open Society Foundation (OSF) also invested in an initiative exploring the issue which seeks to understand how technologies, for instance, will likely impact the vulnerable communities OSF cares about. The World Economic Forum (WEF) published a report in January 2016 focusing on The Future of Jobs.1 In the report, the WEF estimates that 65 percent of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new jobs – jobs that don’t yet exist.
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