Global Tables on Economy, Employment and Education in the Digital Age
At the core of the Digital Global Solutions Summit are Global Tables, each tackling the T20 and G20 agenda as well as generating policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Tables are filled with keynotes, discussions, interviews and impulse statements by high-ranking representatives from research, politics, business and civil society.
Under Japan’s presidency, the G20 endorsed Principles for responsible stewardship of Trustworthy AI. Under these principles, it is required that “stakeholders […] proactively engage in responsible stewardship of trustworthy AI in pursuit of beneficial outcomes for people and planet.” The principles are centered on human values, fairness, transparency, explainability, robustness, security, safety and accountability. Being (necessarily) broad in tone, these principles now require specific steps towards implementation through regulatory actions, especially because current practices by many AI systems do not fully reflect them. This panel will discuss how the G20 can shape and coordinate AI policies and makes recommendations to G20 leaders in how their national governments can act to adequately protect citizens, consumers, workers and markets.
Mary Carol Madigan
Pontifical Council for Culture
Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Moderator: Evan Davis
The global economy is being transformed by technological advances such as artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing techniques and technology-enabled platforms, inducing structural shifts in our labour markets. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will lead to further structural transformations. The education system plays a key role during this transformation. It will support the transition best if the curriculum is coherent across levels and countries, if it forward-looking by conveying required competencies such as creativity and emotional intelligence, and if it is inclusive to all citizens to improve social cohesion. This Global Table will discuss how these goals can be achieved. It will also discuss how global policy responses to the the COVID-19 pandemic threaten the educational system and the effective delivery of education, and what can be done to prepare for the post-crisis period.
Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC Europe
Moderator: Dennis Görlich
Research Director, Global Solutions Initiative
The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on global economies, supply chains, and corporations are far reaching. G20 countries are grappling with historically high unemployment rates as stay-at-home-orders upended livelihoods. This, coupled with jobs increasingly at risk of automation due to advancing technology, will impact the availability and quality of employment for years and is contributing to rising income disparity and distrust in institutions. Reskilling will be key to reversing these trends, as displaced workers look to develop new skills to remain relevant and large youth populations entering the labor market seek the skills needed for the workforce of the future. But upskilling large segments of society is complex and requires collaboration amongst educators, policymakers and businesses. As nations emerge on the other side of this pandemic and jobs return, the G20 has a collective responsibility to ensure future job creation supports ‘good work’. In doing so, business will benefit from higher productivity, society will benefit from better use of resources, and citizens will be more fulfilled. Ultimately, this can fuel faster and stronger economic recovery while promoting social progress in parallel.
This Global Table will explore how the G20 and the business community can come together to address the skills challenge and safeguard ‘good work’ in collective response to COVID-19.
Co-Founder, Tandem Research
Co-Director & Enterprise Lead, Centre for Education and Work, UCL
Professor & Director, Center for Economic and Financial Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joint Global Leader, People & Organization, PwC US
Moderator: Carolin Roth
Policy Recommendations, Policy Briefs and Articles
Policy Briefs contain recommendations and visions and cover policy ares that are of interest to G20 policymakers. The majority of the Policy Briefs has been developed by a corresponding T20 Task Force.
It takes more than a village. Effective Early Childhood Development, Education and Care services require competent systems
Mathias Urban (Dublin City University), Alejandra Cardini (CIPPEC), Rita Flórez Romero (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
Redesigning education landscapes for the future of work: third-space literacies and alternative learning models
Cristóbal Cobo (Fundación Ceibal), Alessia Zucchetti (Fundación Ceibal), Axel Rivas (CIPPEC)
Bridging the Education-Workforce Divide: Strategies to Meet Ever Changing Needs and Mitigate Future Inequalities
Claudia Costin (Fundación Getulio Vargas), Allan Michel Jales Coutinho (Fundación Getulio Vargas)
Transforming education financing for inclusive, equitable and quality learning outcomes for the 2030/SDG4 Agenda
Kazuhiro Yoshida (Hiroshima University), Yasushi Hirosato (Sophia University), Shinichiro Tanaka (Japan Internacional Cooperation Agency)
Shinichiro Tanaka (JICA Research Institute), Shimpei Taguchi (JICA Research Institute), Kazuhiro Yoshida (Hiroshima University), Alejandra Cardini (CIPPEC), Nobuko Kayashima (JICA Research Institute), and Hiromichi Morishita (JICA Research Institute)
Mathias Urban (Dublin City University), Alejandra Cardini (CIPPEC), Jennifer Guevara (CIPPEC), Lynette Okengo (African Early Childhood Network) and Rita Flórez Romero (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
Natasha Ridge (Al Qasimi Foundation), Susan Kippels (Al Qasimi Foundation), Alejandra Cardini (CIPPEC), and Joannes Paulus Yimbesalu (Women’s Economic Empowerment)
Measuring Transformational Pedagogies across G20 Countries to Achieve Breakthrough Learning: The Case for Collaboration
David Istance (Brookings Institute), Anthony Mackay (National Centeron Education and the Economy) and Rebecca Winthrop (Brookings Institute)
Teacher Professional Skills: Key Strategies to Advance in Better Learning Opportunities in Latin America
Javier D. González (SUMMA), Dante C. Castillo (SUMMA), Claudia Costin (Getulio Vargas Foundation), and Alejandra Cardini (CIPPEC)
Angela C. Lyons (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Alessia Zucchetti (Ceibal Foundation), Josephine Kass-Hanna (Saint Joseph University of Beirut), and Cristóbal Cobo (Ceibal Foundation)
Contributions by the Young Global Changers
Ninety young people from around the world were selected to participate in the Global Solutions Summit as Young Global Changers. These young changemakers from academica, business and civil society will contribute and debate in their various working groups on the Summit topics. Find out more about their projects!
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