• 09/11/2022
  • 14:00 - 16:30 UTC+4

Towards a Fairer Online Platform Economy in Kenya

This event explores pathways towards a sustainable regulation of online labour markets in Kenya. Online platforms play an increasingly important role in today’s digital economy. Online labour markets are one example of the growing relevance of the platform economy in the world. These two-sided platform

marketplaces allow buyers and sellers of online mediated work to connect around the globe and transact tasks in various occupations, such as graphic design, translation work or software development. Platform labour markets deliver value to customers and provide economic opportunities for suppliers.

While these markets can be a means for economic empowerment and growth, they also generate substantial economic benefits for the platforms themselves and often introduce novel and precarious forms of work and economic interaction. Hence, the emergence of these digital marketplaces calls for similarly novel and inclusive approaches to regulation.

With this event, we aim to involve the broader public as well as interested actors and stakeholders in the domain of online labour markets in Nairobi and beyond. The event seeks to raise awareness for the economic opportunities and caveats of the online gig economy, thereby fostering a fruitful exchange on

how to shape sustainable regulation of Kenya’s online labour markets. Within the panel discussion, renowned experts (see agenda below) will discuss the challenges and opportunities towards a sustainable regulation of Kenya’s online labour markets.

We would be delighted to welcome you and learn about your perspective regarding sustainable approaches to govern online platforms in Kenya as well as your experience of encountered challenges and opportunities in the digital labour platform new ecosystem.

The event will be held in English.