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Youth skills for the future of work(less) on the global south

Short thesis

Programming is the new literacy.

Learning how to code is now an integral part of the curriculum in most schools nowadays. In the global south, different models are being used to improve youth skills for the future of the work and the work-less ages to come.

What are the different perspectives from Latin America, Philipines and Ghana?

Description

According to the World Economic Forum of 2017, the nature of change over the next five years is such that as many as 7.1 million jobs could be lost through redundancy, automation or disintermediation, with the greatest losses in white-collar office and administrative roles. This is thanks to Advanced robotics and autonomous transport, Artificial intelligence and machine learning, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Genomics. This loss is predicted to be partially offset by the creation of 2.1 million new jobs, mainly in more specialized “job families”, such as Computer and Mathematical or Architecture and Engineering.

These changes impact most youngsters in emerging markets, also based on World Economic Forum Report. How are these nations dealing with youth skills education? What are the initiatives that could make an impact in such scenario?

This panel raises the questions on best examples existing in Ghana, Philipines, Latin America and Caribe. In an open debate between the invites, it plans to show perspectives on possible solutions for this predicted crisis.

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