Water and Jobs

A collection on water based jobs in India

Perspective

FutureWORKS Collective: Charting New Frontiers in the Global South

10 April 2024

As global labour markets continue to undergo transition induced by rapid technological advancement and climate change, there is not enough research that captures the diverse experiences of the Global South. The FutureWORKS Collective, funded by IDRC Canada, is a consortium of research organisations that will fill this lacuna. Led by the JustJobs Network, this initiative underscores the urgency of adapting research and policies to the realities of the Global South.

Brief

Gender, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Skills: Sub-Saharan Africa

3 April 2024

This report examines how digitalization affects labour markets, skills, and gender equality in Sub-Saharan Africa, and makes recommendations to tackle challenges and leverage opportunities.

by Angeline Wairegi et al.
Brief

Gender, AI, and Skill Development in Southeast Asia: Case Studies from Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia

3 April 2024

This report delves into how AI and other technological advancements are transforming the job landscape in Southeast Asia. It makes recommendations to enhance skill development systems in the region, with a specific emphasis on empowering women in AI-related employment.

by Donhathai Sutassanamarlee
Podcast

The working life

8 March 2024

JJN’s President and Executive Director Sabina Dewan was a guest on The Work Life podcast by HT Smartcast. She spoke to Devina Sengupta about the employment crisis, the changing world of work, and how women are faring in this dynamic landscape.

Factsheet

Gender, AI, and Digital Skills Ecosystem: Sub-Saharan Africa

29 February 2024

The JustJobs Network has developed a comprehensive repository of skilling ecosystems of over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. With the hope to publicize this information, we have produced factsheets for the Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire that visualize labor market indicators and provide critical information about education and skilling.

Data story

Employment, Growth, and Gender: Exploring the Dynamics of Bihar’s Economy

27 February 2024

Bihar’s economic growth trajectory has outpaced the national average. Yet women's employment outcomes reveal persisting challenges. This data story digs deeper and highlights the gender disparities that continue to persist in employment.

by Swati Bothra
Perspective

Bihar—India’s latest urban frontier

26 February 2024

Bihar’s unconventional urbanisation is not characterised by the development of industrial hubs that generally characterise the process of urbanisation. Despite being famous for its out-migration, Bihar is experiencing something that the author describes as “urbanisation from within” i.e. the natural growth and densification of small towns and villages, increased population density and a shift from agriculture to non-farm activities. This article points out challenges in this form of urbanisation and suggests changes that will transform these urbanising villages into centers of job-rich economic development.

Factsheet

Gender, AI, and Digital Skills Ecosystem: Southeast Asia

31 January 2024

The JustJobs Network has developed a comprehensive repository of skilling ecosystems of over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. With the hope to publicize this information, we have produced factsheets for the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia that visualize labor market indicators and provide critical information about education and skilling.

Perspective

Towards a GREEN future: Conserving Meghalaya’s forests through PES

17 January 2024

A government initiative to promote conservation and build climate resilience, the GREEN Meghalaya scheme is based on the payment for ecosystems model (PES). This article introduces the PES model and poses inquiries about its operation and implementation, especially against the changing landscape of forest conservation in India.

Data story

Gender Dynamics in Meghalaya’s Economy

16 January 2024

Despite Meghalaya’s significant presence in the Northeast’s economic landscape, there are challenges that the State faces in aligning wage growth with workforce. This data story digs deeper and analyses the gender dynamics within its workforce.

by Shubhankar Bajpai
Report

Water and Livelihoods in Meghalaya

5 January 2024

This report, part of Jal Kaushal, a research project undertaken in partnership with Arghyam, explores the jobs-tasks-skills nexus of water management in rural Meghalaya. Building on the understanding that community involvement is critical for water management, this report seeks to illuminate the nature of this involvement and the barriers that need to be overcome to ensure sustained water management and achieve water security.

by Nidhi Batra, Apoorva Dhingra
Photo essay

Centre for Gender Analysis Event Launch

18 December 2023

A collection of photographs showcasing the spirit and the vibrancy of the Centre for Gender Analysis launch event.

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