Developing formal financial services for informal gig workers webinar
Speakers from MSC and BFA Global share their key insights on their work with Lynk- a gig platform for informal workers. They also discuss how they assisted Lynk in creating insurance and microinsurance product concepts for gig workers and credit respectively at a webinar on 18th May 2020.
Development of insurance and microinsurance product concepts for Lynk
This video highlights the journey of how MSC and Britam collaborated to design a pay-as-you-go personal accident cover. This collaboration resulted in Lynk and Britam signing up a group personal accident cover for the 400 freelance workers on the Lynk platform to protect them in the event of an accident, temporary or permanent disability, and death.
Same problems, same inequalities: Women in the digital gig economy
The digital gig economy in Africa has quickly gained prominence over time and continues to enhance opportunities for youth and women. Some of MSC’s recent research work in Kenya indicates increasing participation of women, especially in the blue-collar digital gig economy though there remains a gender disparity in women’s participation in this sector.
The rise of gig economy and how its shaping the employment space in Africa
Olivia Obiero Nganga in a studio interview with K24 TV discussing how the gig economy has the potential to decrease unemployment rates amongst youth, through providing an avenue to meaningful engagement with the formal economy.