Working hubs, social entrepreneurship and new pathways to decent work

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Many workers around the world face inadequate wages, as a result of a decades-long decline in the share of prosperity going to working people. The COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have dramatically accentuated this trend, as inflation increases and the supply of goods has been affected.

For this reason, this year’s World Day for Decent Work, 7 October, is dedicated to the millions of workers around the world seeking wage justice. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) organizes a series of mobilizations in which syndicates around the world get together to promote decent work.

This year’s celebration denounces precarious jobs, including all forms of temporary, insecure and contingent work.  

On the occasion of this celebration, we present the Towards the Human City initiative “Co-working and entrepreneurship”, from Kigali, Rwanda, which describes the emergence of working hubs to promote social entrepreneurship in this city.

This experience shows how young people are interested in entrepreneurship not only to make money but also to be part of the change they want to see a change in their communities. The power of these co-working hubs is to bring people together that are willing to share, collaborate and give support to others.

Geisel García Graña
Geisel García Graña
Geisel is Communication & Ecosystem Manager for GlobalCAD and a consultant in communication and sustainable cities. She has a PhD. in Communication Sciences by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. @geiselgg