Innovators in Baku discuss the changing nature of work

Posted June 18, 2021

Photo: UNDP Azerbaijan

Baku, 18 June 2021 – Around 40 experts from Azerbaijan’s private sector and startup ecosystem took part in discussions on the future of work, labour market demands, the importance of further modernising education curricula and fostering innovation to ensure a more sustainable future – during an event organised by UNDP’s Accelerator Lab, and the Next Step Innovation Center.

During the event, a new regional report titled “The Changing Nature of Work” was presented. This report produced by UNDP’s Accelerator Labs from Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Turkey, the Ukraine and Uzbekistan reveals 30 signals that shape the “where, who, how, and why” of the changing nature of work. From the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce to new work models and entrepreneurial ecosystems, the report explores opportunities and threats, as well as solutions that can be scaled up into positive answers to the challenges people around the world are facing.

The full report is available here:

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