What is the role of digital microwork in providing employment opportunities for forcibly displaced people? In this guest blog post, Giselle Gonzales reflects on her research to explore this question. The world now faces the highest number of forcibly displaced people (FDPs hereafter) ever recorded. A lack of economic opportunity has been identified as […]
Many obstacles exist to making remote work a livelihood opportunity for refugees, in this post Lorraine Charles reflects on what her organisation, Na’amal, is doing to address these challenges. Employment provides refugees the ability to access a dignified livelihood. Essentially, livelihood activities are important because they allow individuals to build functioning social networks based […]
Invitation for Quotes and Expressions of Interest Research Consultant Digital skills and digital work among refugees in cities Location: Beirut, Lebanon The project This is a call for a research consultant to work with Dr Andreas Hackl on a project entitled ‘Digital livelihoods: towards a just gig economy for urban refugees.’ The project is […]
Guest blog by: Karina Grosheva What is Taqadam? TaQadam is a technology startup that aims to democratise Geo-Analytics and computer vision by applying mobile work in machine learning data labelling. Taqadam works with an inclusive model hiring vulnerable youth and refugees to perform tagging, mapping, and image annotation. Taqadam believes that AI won’t […]
Building on a workshop held in 2019 at the University of Edinburgh, we have now published a full draft report on the challenges and opportunities in current approaches to facilitate digital work and education among refugees. For a write-up of the vibrant discussions and presentations from the workshop, please have a look at the report […]
Refugeework.net is hiring a Research Assistant at the University of Edinburgh to conduct original research on digital labour and skills among refugees in Berlin and collaborate on other aspects of the project. You will work with Dr Andreas Hackl on a project entitled ‘Digital livelihoods: towards a just gig economy for urban refugees.’ Funded by […]
Through an ongoing collaboration with the Migration Branch of the International Labour Organization, I was invited to give a seminar at the ILO headquarters in Geneva. The main goal of the seminar was to share a first outline of the project in order to make its outcomes more relevant for the ILO and key actors in the future of work.