EVENT: Future of Work in Sri Lanka: Shaping technology transitions for a brighter future, Colombo, 13 March 2019

We partnered with ILO Sri Lanka to investigate the likely impact of emerging technologies on labor markets in Sri Lanka. RSVP to attend the report release on 13 March 2019 in Colombo.

What are the prospects of providing decent work in Sri Lanka as it copes with the disruptive effects of technological change and seizes new opportunities?

We are happy to announce the release of our report Future of Work in Sri Lanka: Shaping technology transitions for a brighter future on Wednesday, 13 March 2019, at the Trace Expert Bay, Colombo. Please email natalia@tandemresearch.org for further details.

The report explicates the impact of emerging technologies on the future world of work in Sri Lanka. In particular, it focuses on three themes: Automation and Job Displacement; Employment Conditions; and Inequities in the Labour Market. Further, the report offers a Way Forward through Brights Spots and Policy Portfolios.

The report will be released by the Honorable Prime Minister of Sri Lanka,Ranil Wickremesinghe. Other dignitaries include Honorable Ravindra Samaraweera, the Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations in Sri Lanka and Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. Other high level participants include Ms. Simrin Singh, the Country Director for ILO Sri Lanka and the Maldives; Dr. Nomaan Majid, Senior Employment Specialist at ILO DWT Delhi; Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, Chairman & Chief Architect at WS02; and Ms. Yusra Aziz-Eliyas, Founder & Head of Operations of Second Team in Sri Lanka.