We are delighted to announce our participation in the “The Future of Universal Basic Income: Welfare Schemes and Social Policies for the Digital Age” held last week in Cameroon (online) organized by Nkafu Policy Institute https://nkafu.org/m-events/the-future-of-universal-basic-income-welfare-schemes-and-social-policies-for-the-digital-age/.
The main objective of this event was to discuss the relevance of universal basic income as a social protection scheme in the digital age. More specifically, it was a matter of:
- Understanding the moral, economic, and political fundamentals of universal basic income;
- Discussing the opportunities and risks of universal basic income for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 in developed and developing countries worldwide in a post-COVID 19 world and in the digital age;
- Analyzing the potential effects of universal basic income on reducing inequalities, especially gender inequalities;
- Identifying potential sources of financing for universal basic income and its economic effects on activity and the general price level;
- Assessing the opportunities and risks of universal basic income in developing and developed countries;
- Proposing recommendations on the preconditions for the adoption of universal basic income in developing and developed economies in the digital age.
Panelists & Moderator
- Ambassador Anup Mudgal, Former India’s High Commissioner to Mauritius & Career Diplomat.
- Danijel Mlinaric, President, Center for Economic Diplomacy, Croatia;
- Professor Desiré Avom, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Yaoundé II-SOA; and Director of the Laboratory of Analysis and Research in Applied Economics (LAREA) in Cameroon.
- Pooran Chandra Pandey, Fellow, Central European University, Brussels & Non-Resident Fellow, Nkafu Policy Institute, Cameroon.
- Professor Robert Nantchouang, Director of the Nkafu Policy Institute.