Special Reports – Africa Edition
Nobel Prize Dialogue

The future of work in a post-pandemic world

The first Nobel Prize Dialogue hosted by an institution in Africa on 18 May focused on the future of work in a world grappling with disruptive forces such as COVID-19, rapid technological advances and global inequalities. Nearly 6,000 people joined five Nobel laureates and other experts in a virtual science-meets-society conversation hosted by South Africa’s University of Pretoria. Together, they attempted to unravel what lies ahead for workers.
The Nobel Prize Dialogue in Africa was told that an effective way to widen access to higher education in developing countries would be to bring in income-contingent student loans, but universities should prepare students to be ‘life ready’ and entrepreneurial, rather than ‘job ready’.
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