Loading Events

« All Events

WSIS Forum 2023: WSIS Action Line C7: e-Employment: Towards decent work in the digital economy for forcibly displaced youth

March 13th, 2023 @ 11:15 CET

Start time where you are: Your time zone couldn't be detected. Try reloading the page.

The session will feature an interactive discussion between experts on issues related to decent work, the digital economy, and people in forced displacement contexts as well as profit from the insights of a refugee that has vast experience in helping young refugee women integrating the digital world. Questions and comments from the (virtual) audience will be captured and integrated into the conversation.

Digital technologies are transforming economies, how businesses operate and how the world of work functions. This shift has accelerated because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the expansion of the digital economy will continue to follow this trend. The World Bank estimates that the digital economy contributes to more than 15 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP), and in the past decade it has been growing at two and a half times faster than physical world GDP. New business models, such as digital labour platforms have also emerged as a result of this advancement with the potential to generate decent work, when backed by the necessary policy and regulatory frameworks and incentives.

Digital labour platforms and remote work could potentially transform how young refugees make a living. Efforts to improve the inclusion of young refugees have typically focused on improving access to internet connectivity; providing digital skills training; and addressing legal impediments and administrative barriers to work in digital platforms, such as national ID documents being a prerequisite for access. A piecemeal approach, however, has generated gaps including in creating effective and sustained job and career pathways. An integrated approach to finding innovative solutions is needed, involving governments, workers, digital platform (employers) operators and the international community, as well as young refugees (where possible), to create new mechanisms for the inclusion of traditionally underserved groups, such as forcibly displaced youth.

Related events

Digital payments

WSIS Forum 2023: Digital payments

March 13th, 2023 @ 14:00 CET

WSIS Forum 2023: Mayors High-Level Dialogue

March 13th, 2023 @ 14:00 CET

GovTech 4 Impact

WSIS Forum 2023: GovTech 4 Impact

March 13th, 2023 @ 15:00 CET

Hack the Digital Divide

WSIS Forum 2023: Hack the Digital Divide

March 13th, 2023 @ 16:00 CET

Appointment of Chairperson

WSIS Forum 2023: Appointment of Chairperson

March 14th, 2023 @ 10:00 CET

WSIS Forum 2023: Afternoon Sessions

March 14th, 2023 @ 13:45 CET

WSIS Forum 2023: WSIS Prizes 2023 Ceremony

March 14th, 2023 @ 17:15 CET

WSIS Forum 2023: High-Level Dialogue

March 15th, 2023 @ 11:00 CET

WSIS Forum 2023: WSIS Action Lines C7

March 16th, 2023 @ 08:45 CET

WSIS Forum 2023: WSIS Regional Commission

March 16th, 2023 @ 15:00 CET

AI for Good

WSIS Forum 2023: AI for Good

March 16th, 2023 @ 16:15 CET


WSIS Forum 2023: EQUALS – EU

March 17th, 2023 @ 10:15 CET

WSIS Forum 2023: Closing Ceremony

March 17th, 2023 @ 16:15 CET


March 13th, 2023
11:15 CET
Event Category: