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The Future of Work in Asia

Session 1 - Enhancing Innovation in rural areas

Opening remarks: Anne Lochoff Programme Director - Singapore Agri-Food Innovation Lab

Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTUS)

Moderator: Ravindra Ngo, Founder & CEO the Asian Network (Singapore)

Guest speakers:

Diane le Goff Global Leader Youth & Education CSR programs Schneider Electric (Vietnam)

Chimka Munkhbayar Co-Founder and COO at Agrolly Farmers' App International (Mongolia)

Saran Song CEO and Founder Amru Rice (Cambodia)

Points discussed :

• Innovation & Technology

• what drives innovators and early innovation adopters in a rural context

Session 2 - Technology disruption and the Future of Jobs

Opening remarks: Dr. Bob Aubrey Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board - ASEAN Human Development Organization

Moderator: Amelia Litania, Program Officer at Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Guest speakers:

Susanne Bieller General Secretary International Federation of Robotics (Germany)

Jess Northend,Policy Lead, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (London)

Saowaruj Rattanakhamfu Research Director Innovation Policy for Sustainable Development (Thailand)

Points discussed :

• Legal process and ethics

• The influence of new digital technologies

• Challenges & opportunities

Session 3 - Managing disability in the workplace

Opening remarks: Stefan Tromel Senior Disability Specialist at International Labor Organization

Moderator: Lina Maulidina, Senior program officer at Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Guest speakers:

Nunu Supaanong Secretary General ASEAN Autism Self-Advocacy Network (Thailand)

Made Wikandana Disability Inclusion Officer Disability Inclusion Officer UNICEF (Indonesia)

Tanzila Khan Founder Girl things (Pakistan)

Points discussed :

• Disability inclusion at work

• How to set up an inclusive workplace values all employees for their strengths

Session 4 - New Work Models & Entrepreneurship

Opening remarks: Fiorina Mugione, Regional Director at GDSI (Switzerland)

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Moderator: Giulia Ajmone Marsan Director, Strategy and Partnership ERIA: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia ( Indonesia )

Guest speakers:

James Sancto Co-Founder & CEO at We Make Change (UK)

Mallory Loone Founder work inspires (Malaysia)

Madhavi Shankar Co-Founder & CEO Space basics (India)

Points discussed :

• Economies become increasingly automated and machine driven

• More flexible work opportunities

• Impact of Covid-19

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