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ERIA-The Asian Network: The Future of Work in Asia

The world of work is changing fast - and mapping out healthy new work models is necessary to channel that change into the creation of stronger labor markets and sufficient safeguards. Job creation was already high on the global agenda before the advent of COVID-19 and resulting economic devastation, as was policy-making that can ideally help both workers and their employers.

The pace of technology adoption is expected to remain unabated and may accelerate in some areas. Skills gaps continue to be high as in demand skills across jobs change in the next five years. The number of jobs destroyed will be surpassed by the number of ‘jobs of tomorrow’ created, Those are key findings from the report Future of Jobs from WEF in 2020.

This virtual conference will gather 15 Leaders from Asia and Europe (Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, France, UK and Germany) sharing their expertise in the Future of Work, Entrepreneurship and Technology for Social Good.

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, 29 September  2022
  • Time: 2 PM - 6 PM (Jakarta time, UTC+7) / 9 AM - 1 PM  (CET Time)




2:00PM - 2:45PM

Session I : Enhancing Innovation in Rural Areas

Opening Remarks: Anne Lochoff, Board member - Findexable Fintech Diversity Advisory Board (TBC)

Key Points:

  • Innovation & Technology
  • What drives innovators and early innovation adopters in a rural context
  • Global mega-trends such as demographic, technological and environmental change, and crises such as the recent COVID-19


  • 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)


Moderator: Ravindra Ngo, Founder & CEO the Asian Network

3:00PM - 3:45PM

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 

Key Points:

  • Legal process and ethics
  • The influence of new digital technologies
  • Challenges & opportunities 


  • Susanne Bieller, General Secretary International Federation of Robotics (Germany)

  • Pei Chin, Digital Government Lead at Tony Blair Institute (Singapore)

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


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

4:00PM - 4:45PM

Session 3: Managing Disability in the Workplace

Opening Remarks: TBC

Key Points:

  • Disability inclusion at work
  • How to set up an inclusive workplace values all employees for their strengths
  • Social skills, hyperactivity & confidence


  • 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) 


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

5:00PM - 5:45PM

Session 4: New Work Models & Entrepreneurship

Opening Remarks: Fiorina Mugione, Regional Director at GDSI

Key Points: 

  • Economies become increasingly automated and machine driven
  • Impact of Covid-19
  • More flexible work opportunities


  • James Sancto, Co-Founder & CEO at We Make Change (UK)
  • Mallory Loone, Founder Work Inspires (Malaysia)
  • Madhavi Shankar, Co-Founder & CEO Space Basics (India) 

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

5:55PM - 6:00PM

Closing Remarks

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Starting Date

29 September 2022


Virtual Room

Contact Info

Ms Amelia Litania

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