Embracing new beginnings and trends in the informal economy

Dear Global Forum Members,

As we step into the second month of the year, I am filled with excitement and optimism about the opportunities that lie ahead. February marks the beginning of a new chapter, and with it comes the promise of fresh perspectives and emerging trends in the informal economy.

Embracing Change: In the dynamic landscape of the informal economy, change is constant. It is crucial for us to not only adapt but also to stay ahead of the curve. The year ahead promises transformative shifts, and our forum is committed to being at the forefront of these changes.

Emerging Trends: Let’s explore some of the emerging trends that are set to shape the informal economy in the coming months:

Digital Transformation: The ongoing digital revolution continues to redefine the way businesses operate. From online marketplaces to digital payment solutions, our forum is actively exploring ways to leverage technology for the benefit of our members.

Remote Work Opportunities: The global shift towards remote work has opened up new avenues for individuals participating in the informal economy. We will be focusing on how our forum can facilitate and support remote work initiatives, creating more inclusive opportunities for our diverse membership.

Opportunities Ahead: As we delve into the new year, it’s essential to highlight the opportunities that these trends present. Our forum is actively working on initiatives to:

  • Provide Educational Resources: Equip our members with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the digital era through workshops, webinars, and online resources.
  • Facilitate Networking: Foster connections and collaborations among our diverse membership to capitalize on emerging opportunities and share best practices.
  • Advocate for Inclusivity: Champion policies and practices that ensure the inclusion of all individuals in the informal economy, irrespective of their background or location.

Your Role in the Transformative Year: Your participation and engagement are crucial in making this year truly transformative. We encourage you to share your insights, experiences, and ideas as we collectively navigate the evolving landscape of the informal economy.

Stay tuned for upcoming events, discussions, and initiatives designed to empower you in this dynamic environment. Together, we will embrace the new beginnings and capitalize on the trends that will shape the informal economy in the months to come.

Thank you for being an integral part of our global community.

Warm regards,

David Venter

Global President

Informal Economy Development Forum