Online Training Programme on Future of Work and Social Protection of Workers
The growing diversification of work arrangements has become a distinct feature of today’s labour markets. Over the years it has been seen that automation and digitalization have transformed several traditional forms of employment and also led to the emergence of several new forms of employment, such as the ‘platform’ economy. As the world of work continues to evolve, shaped by global trends such as digitalisation, automation and globalisation, as well as socio-demographic changes, social protection systems will need to adapt to changing contexts and demands. While some emerging work and employment arrangements may provide greater flexibility for workers and employers, they may lead to significant gaps in social protection coverage. It is therefore necessary to strengthen and adapt social protection systems for a changing world of work. More than ever, they have a key role in preventing poverty, reducing inequality, enhancing income security and enabling workers and their families better to navigate work and life transitions.
Trace the transformations in the labour market and understand its implications in terms of social protection of workers;
Understand the innovative policy responses that countries have put forward to better adapt their social protection systems to evolving demands in a changing world;
Review and highlight the policy options in the Indian context through the recent code on Social Security, 2020.
New forms of employment; future of work; understanding the gaps in gaps in social protection coverage; innovative policy responses on social protection systems lectures, individual and group presentations, sharing case studies.
This training will be delivered in an online mode. The training will primarily make use of lectures, case studies and experience sharing. It will also include group discussions and thus be participative in nature.
Government Officials, Labour Officers, Researchers, Trade Union Leaders dealing with labour and employment issues.
Dr. Ruma Ghosh, Fellow, VVGNLI Email: rumaghosh[dot]vvgnli[at]gov[dot]in