To schedule: Webinar "Companies and workers in the informal economy: those most vulnerable to the COVID-19 crisis"

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We invite you to the webinar organized by the Agency for Economic Development of the city of Córdoba (ADEC) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), on Thursday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m. (Argentina) anticipating what will be the World Forum for Local Economic Development that will take place from May 26 to June 1.

The appearance of COVID-19 in the world has generated unprecedented effects in the labor markets of Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. Currently, the different countries are faced with the need to favor the transition of workers and economic units to the formal economy in order to promote the creation, preservation and sustainability of companies and decent jobs in the formal economy.

For this reason, the Webinar "Companies and workers in the informal economy: those most vulnerable to the COVID-19 crisis" proposes to create a space for dialogue and reflection on the effectiveness of possible public policy alternatives on economic growth and labor markets, facilitating reflection and analysis on the challenges to reduce informality. 

The webinar methodology will be through a panel of four speakers and a moderator: a speaker from Latin America / Córdoba, an speaker from Asia, an speaker from Africa, an expert speaker from the ILO and a moderator. The speakers will be:

  • Guillermo Acosta - Secretary of Economy and Finance of the Municipality of Córdoba.
  • My Thuan Nguyen - Vice President / General Secretary - Can Tho City Business Association
  • Caroline Skinner - Urban Research Director for the global policy research network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing and a Senior Researcher at the African Center for Cities at the University of Cape Town
  • Elva López Mourelo - ILO Inclusive Labor Markets Officer
  • Moderator: Daniel Alonso, Head of New Product Development at La Voz del Interior.

Topics such as: 

  • The transition from the informal economy to the formal economy;
  • Factors that stimulate the transition to the formal economy focusing on micro and small enterprises in specific sectors;
  • The appropriate business, employment, labor and social policies for this context.
  • Strengthening the capacity of employers 'and workers' organizations that can contribute to reaching the informal sector and promoting the transition to the formal economy;
  • Economic growth to generate more jobs that is of better quality in the current context.

Participation is free with prior registration.

About ADEC: 

The Agency for Economic Development of the City of Córdoba (ADEC) is a non-profit institution that promotes the economic and social development of the city of Córdoba and its metropolitan region. ADEC articulates private action with that of the public sector and promotes reflection on policies for the development of the City of Córdoba and its metropolitan area. At the same time it enhances business initiative, its capacity for innovation and management and proposes strategies and State policies.

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