Tackling Future of Work and Just Transition through Social Dialogue


27 November 2020 - Over 50 individuals from 11 countries in Africa will gather on three occasions digitally for a unique and creative workshop. Through interactive collaboration, participants will aim to find solutions to sustainability challenges where social dialogue is used as a tool.


The Let’s Talk! Online 2020: The Africa Chapter is organised in partnership between the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and the Global Deal. The organising partners share the common view of Let´s Talk! as an important initiative to share the knowledge and experience of the positive impact of social dialogue on the prosperities of labour markets and society as a whole.


This year, the forum is organised online over three intense meetings on 27 November 2020, 1 December 2020 and 7 December 2020. Let’s Talk! is a creative global forum with the intention of enhancing social dialogue to enable all people to benefit from globalisation. It serves a dual purpose:


  • to develop real-life applicable solutions that help us deal effectively with some of the key challenges of the 21st century, such as the future of work, which includes labour market conditions, education and climate change


  • to build trustful relationships between key actors in society, thereby making it more resilient in meeting known and unknown challenges.


The forum provides a concrete input to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aims to make a difference. One of the key objectives of the Global Deal is to create and strengthen platforms to highlight the values of social dialogue and sound industrial relations. The Covid-19 outbreak has shown how social dialogue can not only mitigate the impact of a crisis on the economy, business and workers, but can also help shape solutions. Therefore, the Global Deal is co-organising this unique forum that will bring together over 50 change-making individuals from businesses, trade unions, governmental and non-governmental organisations, independent experts and influencers to create tangible and lasting positive impacts for all segments of society through social dialogue.


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