Virtual Event – Covid-19 and the Indian Platform Economy: Is There Room for Women?

Event: Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The growing platform-based economy greatly benefited India’s youth who looking for work in urban areas. This sector has been particularly attractive for women, though they still face many uncertainties and challenges. How has women’s participation and benefit from this sector changed in light of the Covid-19 pandemic? In this new normal, is there still room for women gig workers? IWWAGE, with support from The Asia Foundation, invites you to join a webinar featuring speakers from Urban Company, the National Skills Development Council (NSDC), JustJobs Network, IDRC, and Team Lease to unpack some of these critical questions.

Abhay Mathur, Senior Vice President, Finance Urban Company
Gillian Dowie, Senior Program Officer, International Development Research Centre
Rituparna Chakraborty, Co-founder & Executive Vice President, TeamLease
Ruchika Chaudhary, Senior Research Fellow, IWWAGE
Sabina Dewan, President & Executive Director, JustJobs Network
Silky Raheja, Head Planing & World Bank TVET Prog. (SANKALP), NSDC

Nandita Baruah, Country Representative, India, The Asia Foundation

Related locations: India
Related programs: Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality
Related topics: Covid-19

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