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Economy, Employment, and Education in the Digital Age

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TF6: Description


The task force will recommend policies to reform education, and provide opportunities for training and entrepreneurship by addressing the digital continuum within the changing labor market, challenges raised by the platform economy, and the implications affecting the young. It will create a global governance framework for data flows and artificial intelligence while illuminating the impacts of artificial intelligence and technological disruption on employment and workplaces. The proposals will highlight the digital gender gap, and initiatives available to develop practical and self-sustaining solutions to reduce cyber security risks and threats, and enhance data privacy. Motivated by the growing need to humanize technology, these recommendations will provide concrete and sustainable policy measures that maintain individuality, respect confidentiality, and encourage inclusion in the digital age.

Taskforce Priorities
  • Training and education in and for the digital age
  • The impacts of artificial intelligence and technological disruption on employment and workplaces
  • Entrepreneurship in the digital age
  • The changing labor market and challenges for the young​
  • Addressing the digital gender gap
  • Reforming education; and the role of early learning
  • Addressing challenges raised by the platform economy
  • Cyber security risks, threats, and data privacy
  • Global governance framework for data flows and artificial intelligence
List of Forthcoming Policy Briefs
  • Minding the gaps in digital financial education strategies
  • Policy capacity development in the digital age: the education policy framework and policy makers' cheat sheet
  • Competencies: the currency of the fourth industrial revolution economy
  • Gamification: education for the fourth industrial revolution
  • Digitalization and transformative innovation for educating girls and the marginalized: to make "leaving no one behind "a reality
  • A step to implementing the G20 principles on artificial intelligence: ensuring data aggregators and ai firms operate in the interest of data subjects
  • Towards gender balance in the field of artificial intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence governance and regulations
  • The impact of artificial intelligence and technological disruption on education, employment and workplaces
  • Properly addressing informality in the Arab world: nature, severity and possible solutions
  • Enabling youth to create jobs instead of searching for jobs: labor market-friendly incubators
  • Building resilience and enhancing livelihood of vulnerable populations with digital access and skills
  • Re-skilling employees for future work: how G20 countries can utilize artificial intelligence-based learning technologies to scale up workplace training
  • Digital financial inclusion and rebuilding the livelihoods of migrant and displaced populations in MENA and beyond/li>
  • Challenges from platform economy
  • Strengthening the convention on the rights of the child (CRC): governing children's digital world
  • Fostering a safer cyberspace for children
  • Overcoming gender disparity in cybersecurity profession

Lead Co-Chair

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​​Heidi Alaskary

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, KFCRIS

Coordinator

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Kameal Al Ahmed

Assistant Researcher, KFCRIS

Contact Coordinator

Co-Chairs

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Alejandra Cardini

Director of the Education Program at the (CIPPEC)

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Dennis Görlich

Head, Kiel Institute’s Global Challenges Centre; Managing Director, the Global Solutions Summit

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Peter Morgan

Senior Consulting Economist; Vice Chair, the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

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Victor Santiago Pineda

President, World Enabled; President, GAATES

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Paul Grainger

Co-Director, the Centre for Education and Work; Enterprise Lead for the Department of Education, Practice and Society, UCL Institute of Education