WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Mar 2, CMC – Prime Minister Eugène Rhuggenaath will address the opening of the two-day International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) annual board meeting and workshop next week.
AICESIS, whose primary objective is to encourage dialogue between economic and social partners around the world, will meet here from next Thursday.
AUCESIS groups 72 Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (‘ESC’s-SI’s) from Africa, Latin America, Asia and European countries and the local organising body, the Economic and Social Council of Curaçao (SER) said the conference will also for an “exchange of ideas and best practices in a distinctive Caribbean environment”.
Romanian Iacob Baci, who is AICESIS president will open the closed door board meeting that will be attended by delegates from Benin, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Morocco, Senegal, Mali, the Dominican Republic, the People’s Republic of China, Russia, Spain, France, Greece, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Romania, and Curaçao.
The organisers said that the workshop will be held under the theme “The Digital Revolution and Its Impact on the Future of Mankind”.
“During the workshop there will be panel discussions where AICESIS-members will present their findings and reports regarding the main theme.. Furthermore, there will be an exchange of ideas and best practices concerning the actions that are being prepared or have already been taken by the social partners of the various member states to further promote the transition to the digital economy, in a socially balanced manner,” the organisers said.
They said there will also be an interchange of ideas and information regarding specific aspects related to the main theme, including robotization, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) and the way these developments affect the economy in terms of employment arrangements and working conditions.
Economic Development Minister Dr. Steven Martina, will open the workshop.