The changing workplace in Africa

Discussion and launch of the report “The Next Normal: The Changing Workplace in Africa"

Across Africa, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented changes in the workplace. The International Labour Organisation has conducted continent-wide surveys and interviews with firms to find out how the disruption caused by the virus is playing out. The report details how hybrid work is here to stay and how firms have harnessed productivity improvements during the pandemic, but other matters such as gender inequality took a backward step. The issues identified in the report have wide-ranging implications for public policy and suggest the need for accelerating policy and institutional reforms for an enabling business environment, including the vast body of employment law that will need to be updated.
Join Deborah France-Massin, director at the ILO’s Bureau for Employers Activities, who will speak on the workplace trends emerging in the post-pandemic environment and how businesses are responding, and our esteemed panel as they explore how the pandemic is impacting the workforce, workspace and wellbeing of people; which pandemic-induced changes will be transformative; key workplace priorities for employers for the next 1, 5 and 10 years, and the wider societal impacts of changes to the workplace.

Panel members include:

Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon – Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa, International Labour Organisation; Cas Coovadia – CEO, Business Unity South Africa; and Jonathan Goldberg – CEO, Global Business Solutions, moderated by well-known broadcast personality Francis Herd.

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