Emerging Trends in Inclusive Digital Employment


Emerging Trends in Inclusive Digital Employment

23 April 2021


The first webinar in the new series focused on the opportunities and challenges of ensuring the accelerated transition to the digital economy is jobs-rich and inclusive. The discussion explored three different models that leverage technological innovation to help marginalized groups access digital work.

(Part 1 of Digital Technologies and Quality Jobs – Lessons Learnt and New Horizons.)


  • Shared findings from the experience of leading innovative digital skills and employment organizations in the region
  • Highlighted opportunities and challenges to scale what works to support inclusive and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Identified how governments and the private sector can work together, including opportunities for ADB engagement
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
23 Apr 2021 Opening Session Moderator Helen Osborne, Youth Employment Expert, ADB
23 Apr 2021 Opening Session Welcome Remarks Thomas Abell, Advisor SDCC and Chief of Digital Technology for Development, ADB
23 Apr 2021 Presentation 1 Increasing access to digital work for low-income workers
This presentation gives an overview of Digital Divide Data (DDD)’s works on transforming lives through sustainable training and employment programs.
Sopheap Im
23 Apr 2021 Presentation 2 Upskilling marginalized communities in digital map creation for economic inclusion
This presentation gives an overview of MapPH and their free app “OpenKnowledgeKit” which is an open source tool kit to empower local women with digital...
Celina Agaton
23 Apr 2021 Presentation 3 Innovating in human-centered online skills training to empower learners of all backgrounds
This presentation gives an overview on the challenges faced in the education system and different approaches to deliver inclusive education and skill ...
Dhruv Patel
23 Apr 2021 Closing Session Closing Remarks Michiel Van Der Auwera, Senior Social Development Specialist (Social Protection)


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