Why the call of Presidents Michel and Xi should help get EU-China relations back on track asap

Last Friday, a much anticipated high level call call took place between EU Council’s President Charles Michel and China’s President Xi Jinping. The call came exactly one month after the European Parliament’s issued “vision” of the China-EU relations and following a year of setbacks in the EU-China relations. Overall, the leaders’ call was positive allowing […]

5 insights to guide ASEAN’s digital generation in a post-pandemic world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joo-Ok Lee, Head, Regional Agenda – Asia-Pacific; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Santitarn Sathirathai, Group Chief Economist, Sea We surveyed 86,000 people from six ASEAN countries about their views for a post-pandemic world. The […]

7 billion ‘extra’ trees have been discovered in Africa – part of the continent’s ongoing efforts to restore and reforest the land

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content 7 billion trees that hadn’t been counted before have been discovered in Africa. The collaboration between Google and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has also identified many opportunities for improved land […]

Supporting good governance – a Zambian case study

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Austin Mwape, Board Chairperson, Absa Bank Zambia Plc and National Advisory Board for Impact Investment Zambia, Hamdiya Ismaila, General Manager, Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund, Diana Guzman, Head, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, World Economic Forum & Drew von […]

Namibia is poised to become the renewable energy hub of Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia, Office of the President of Namibia Namibia launched its Second Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPPII) in March 2021. The country is on course to develop a green and blue economy as articulated under […]

Indonesia’s SMEs hold the key to growth. How can they scale up?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arip Tirta President, Evermos, Prasanti W. Sarli Head of Social Impact, Evermos Indonesia’s small businesses will be an essential driver of the country’s future development. Currently most are micro-enterprises – there is an urgent need to understand how […]

After decades of instability, what does the future hold

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohib Iqbal, International Economic Expert and Consultant, World Bank programmes in Afghanistan & Marie McAuliffe, Head, Migration Research, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Twenty years on from 9/11, Afghanistan remains battle-scarred by displacement and migration following the withdrawal […]

2030 SDGs: The change must come from the US

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Otumara Urowoli Jessica, a 5th year medical  student currently studying in Sumy State University, Ukraine. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

This is how Singapore is preparing for the future of work

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Ensuring workers have the skills they need for the jobs of the future is vital. Singapore has prioritized resources in education and lifelong learning to ensure workers have fullfilling careers. Collaboration between multiple […]

How the Belt and Road Initiative could support an ageing population

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alpen Sheth, Senior Technologist, Mercy Corps Ventures China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could facilitate unprecedented levels of cooperation between East and West. Despite very different demographic histories, China and Europe currently share the challenge of an ageing […]

How African countries can benefit from plan to reform global tax

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aimée Dushime, Global Shaper, Kigali Hub The two-pillar plan to reform global tax offers African governments a unique opportunity to address tax challenges from digitalisation of economies and to maximise tax revenues. To harness the potentials of BEPS […]

What the world can do to solve the Afghan refugee crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Khalid Koser, Executive Director, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) & Keire Murphy, Junior Associate, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) Since 14 August 2021, about 120,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan. It is estimated […]

Where are fleeing Afghans finding refuge?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum A number of countries have stepped up to take in people escaping from the chaos in Afghanistan. Those managing to leave are the latest additions to the world’s third-largest […]

Why paytech is the key to unlocking Africa’s new free trade zone

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Omoniyi Kolade, Founder, CEO, Seerbit Efficient payment will be needed across the AfCFTA’s 55 countries, with their varying financial system. Africa’s emerging paytech sector already has experience working across borders. Government-sanctioned paytech is a better trade facilitation option […]

‘They’re not able to govern without 50% of the population.’ Former mayor speaks out for women in Afghanistan

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Zarifa Ghafari, one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors, has spoken out on behalf of the country’s women. She’s called for dialogue and offered her services to negotiate for Afghan women. Ghafari fled to […]

“Support Science, Reject Politics”, a Sting Exclusive written by China’s Ambassador to the EU

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, His Excellency Mr. Zhang Ming. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. The rapid spread of Delta variant around the world […]

This Colombian project is using nature to tackle drought

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Senior Writer, Formative Content La Mojana is particularly exposed to climate change, and many of its residents rely on the delta system for their daily lives and livelihoods. Replantating wetlands, improved water use, and early-warning systems […]

What is the US infrastructure bill? An expert explains

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content The US Senate has passed the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The ‘historic’ bill promises vital investment in areas from roads, bridges and trains to broadband access and clean drinking […]

US jobseekers have a record 10 million openings to choose from – but why?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: David Elliott, Senior Writer, Formative Content America had a record 10.1 million job openings in June. It came as businesses reported struggling to hire enough staff to fill vacancies. A rising quit rate could suggest workers are more […]

3 dynamics shaping the future of security on the Korean peninsula

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joo-Ok Lee, Head, Regional Agenda – Asia-Pacific; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Ariel Kastner, Lead, Geopolitical Agenda, World Economic Forum The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) recently […]

How data can future-proof healthcare in Latin America

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rolf Hoenger, Head, Latin America, Roche Pharmaceuticals COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in Latin America’s health systems that make them vulnerable to future health crises. Some countries in the region are embracing a data-driven approach to healthcare – showing […]

Building an inclusive economic recovery in the Caribbean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Phil Crehan, Principal Investigator, Independent Consultant A new study, The Economic Case for LGBT+ Inclusion in the Caribbean, shows the impact of exclusion and violence on LGBT+ people in the region, and how their livelihoods have been affected […]

How China became EU’s biggest trading partner and why Brussels should maintain that by all means

In a disastrous pandemic year 2020 for the entire world and a global economy with recessions all over, there is good news about EU-China economic relations that the media severely underplayed. EU trade with China in 2020 was €586 billion whereas trade with US was €554. This means that in a remarkably turbulent year for […]

50 ways India’s last-mile COVID-19 responders are leading the way to a just recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolien de Bruin, Head, COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum & François Bonnici, Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Head of Social Innovation, World Economic Forum & Neelam Chhiber, Managing Director, Industree Foundation & Jayesh […]

How an ‘Olympic Forest’ can help speed up Africa’s Great Green Wall

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Skirrow, CEO, TreeAid & Marie Sallois, Director of Corporate and Sustainable Development, International Olympic Committee The Great Green Wall is an African-led initiative which aims to grow a mosaic of trees, vegetation and fertile land across the […]

3 lessons we can learn from marine protection in sub-Saharan Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Oluwasooto Ajayi, Specialist, Communications and Engagement, World Economic Forum On 1 August South Africa celebrates Africa’s first Marine Protected Area Day, which it is hoped will become the global date to highlight the MPA benefits for people and […]

5 post-COVID trends from Indian entrepreneurs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dr. Sreevas Sahasranamam, Chancellor’s Fellow (Lecturer) in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership, University of Strathclyde & Prof. Ute Stephan, Professor of Entrepreneurship, King’s Business School, King’s College London & Dr. Przemyslaw Zbierowski, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, King’s Business School, […]

How changemakers in Bangkok are popularising the circular economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adithya B Kumar, Global Shaper, Bangkok Hub, Consultant, UNDP & Irvan Aditya Sutiono, Curator, Bangkok Hub, Venture Manager, Zipmex & Liepa Olsauskaite, Global Shaper, Bangkok Hub, Head of Brand Activation, Polymateria // EMF Circular Pioneer Cities tackling interconnected […]

Less than 50% of Latin America has fixed broadband. Here are 3 ways to boost the region’s digital access

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Franz Drees-Gross, Director of Infrastructure, Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Bank & Pepe Zhang, Associate Director, Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center • Latin America and the Caribbean have uneven and costly digital access. • Promoting […]

India can lead the world in solar-based growth. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Osvald Bjelland, Founder and President, Xynteo & Sanjiv Mehta, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever, and Executive Vice-President, Unilever South Asia, Unilever As India’s economy and population continue to grow, so too does its demand for […]

US fossil fuel consumption is at its lowest in 30 years. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content US fossil fuel consumption fell by 9% in 2020, says the Energy Information Administration. Coal accounted for 13% of US fossil fuel consumption in 2020, its lowest annual share since 1949. Petroleum […]

How China can build a nature-positive and net-zero economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lili Sun, President, Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology (SEE) & Wei Dong Zhou, Business for Nature Chief Advisor in China, and Director, WBCSD China China contains four of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots. China will host the COP15 […]

This project is decarbonizing the UK area with the highest industrial CO2 emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: William Gardiner, CEO, Drax The UK has set a target to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 and to reach net zero by 2050; Decarbonizing industrial regions will be critical to achieving this and to reaching global […]