KIPPRA: GIG ECONOMY VERSE DIGITAL ECONOMY

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A gig economy is a free market system in which temporary positions are common and organizations and business hire independent workers for short-term specified period of time.

The digital economy is the worldwide network of economic activities, commercial and professional interactions that are enabled by information and communications technologies (ICT).

KIPPRA held the conversation during the 25th conference celebration with the panelist agreeing on the development Kenya is making in both of the space with trade and services like Bolt food, Uber, Swvl and Kentco noting that gender would also play a part in gig economy which is worth 12 billion employing more than 35,000 workers as stated with Dr. Humphery Njogu who continued to urge the ladies and women to join the 5% who are active especially on the transport sector

Ajira digital platform also came to light offering jobs to over 1 million youths.

The new director of the committee Evans Ombati of National Command Cyber Centre also called the user to know the risk that comes with both economy noting that Kenya is highly connected.

Signs language interpreter was also mentioned as Luke Muleka the founder and managing and director of Signs media where as he mentioned social, economical, political and talent for Person With Disabilities are propagated and developed in regards to the two economy.

assistAll app is an app with interpreter who work on the platform either as a gig or employment being that it is also digital bridging the gap for the deaf to participate in the day to day life. Muleka also urged corporates such as banks and professional like doctor, police officers and lawyers to have the app as we to include and service the deaf.

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