Sahara Sadik

Assistant Director (Research), Institute for Adult Learning Singapore
Deputy Programme Director, Digital Futures of Work

A political economy researcher, Sahara researches on the policy context of the organisation of work, education and labour markets across diverse national systems. She focuses especially on how different societies organise themselves with contrasting ways and opportunities for human development. She is a co-author of the book Learning and Development of Non-permanent Workers in Singapore (2019; London: Routledge).

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Blog | December 1, 2022

The ‘future worker’: the missing piece in the socio-technical imagery of the ‘future of work’

Perhaps, we have put too much attention on the ‘future of work’ that we lose sight of the ‘future worker’. I was reminded of this in a discussion I recently had with a robotics engineer, Q. His company creates cutting-edge robotics products and services. The chat with Q was very

Publications | December 2, 2021

Working Paper 5: Rethinking lifelong learning in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Two key discourses of our time, lifelong learning (LLL) and the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), have been inextricably linked to offer a compelling narrative of the coupling of education models and technological change to enable individual empowerment, social inclusion and a shared prosperity. This article takes an analytical view, examining

Blog | October 18, 2021

The future of work is distributed: the challenge of our time

The owner of a small business has difficulty hiring executives to support his firm’s pivot to digital. This is in Singapore, where locals aspire to join large transnational corporations or the public sector. So he looks to the region where there is a massive number of qualified professionals at far

Publications | February 1, 2021

Working Paper 1: Digital futures of work: reimagining jobs, skills and education for the digital age

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