Africa cannot afford to lose doctors to COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Naeem Dalal, Global Shaper, Lusaka Hub One doctor’s death in Africa is a loss to more than 10,000 people. Africa’s healthcare system is already overburdened. It’s been over 13 weeks since the world first heard of the coronavirus. […]

How can we prepare for the post-coronavirus era? A view from Japan

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ryan Takeshita, Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost Japan In a survey of more than 10,000 Japanese business, more than 63% projected that COVID-19 would have a “negative impact on their business performance”; But going online and remote working is creating opportunities […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Asia-Pacific response to COVID-19 and climate emergency must build a resilient and sustainable future”, by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writers. The unprecedented public health emergency triggered by the COVID -19 […]

COVID-19 Update: Solidarity and Joint Efforts Shall be the Main Theme For China and Europe in the Fight Against the Outbreak

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by a Chinese diplomat from the Department of Europe of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The opinions expressed within reflect the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. As the COVID-19 epidemic keeps spreading, Europe has become the epicenter of the global […]

The job description for a COVID-19 community health worker – and how this could fight US unemployment

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Raj Panjabi, Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health Coronavirus could drive unemployment up to 20%. Underfunded public healthcare systems are overwhelmed. Community health workers could be trained to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic. There are more […]

Viet Nam shows how you can contain COVID-19 with limited resources

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 To date, Viet Nam has had no fatalities as a result of the pandemic. The government acted swiftly to suspend flights, shut schools and quarantine new arrivals. More than 45 million Vietnamese […]

Total US cases quadruple in one week – Today’s coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the most significant developments and selected articles to read, as of Monday 30 March. COVID-19’s impact around the globe […]

These six intelligences will drive smart leadership in disrupted times

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Kao, Chairman, Large Scale Innovation Sometimes it takes a crisis to reveal gaps and discontinuities. The coronavirus pandemic has revealed how some leaders are challenged by the unexpected and the need to innovate “ahead of the curve.” […]

US now has most coronavirus cases in the world – Today’s coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Lacina, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines and resources to help you arm yourself with the best information. COVID-19’s impact around the globe […]

Why infrastructure is the only way to fight a COVID-19 recession in the US

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shai Kivity, Global Shaper, Boston Hub The COVID-19 crisis could lead to a recession in the US. Infrastructure projects create economic growth; The US infrastructure industry is 30 years behind its global counterparts but a new centralized and […]

How the US should react to the pandemic, according to Bill Gates

“Everybody should have taken notice back in January,” the Microsoft co-founder told TED founder Chris Anderson during a TED Connects event streamed online. “There’s the period between where we realized it was transmitting and now, where we should’ve done more.” What is the World Economic Forum doing about the coronavirus outbreak? A new strain of […]

To Fight the Pandemic, Put Trust and Cooperation Before Politics

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. This spring is never going to be […]

Pandemic declared as infections slow in China. Today’s 7 coronavirus updates

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, here are some of the latest headlines, resources and stories to help you arm yourself with the best information. 1. WHO officially declares coronavirus a pandemic As the WHO classified the […]

China’s response shows how bold decision-making can contain coronavirus

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 A series of strict lockdowns restricted people’s movements. Social media apps were used to control how people moved around. New infection rates are now lower than in around 15 other countries. The […]

6 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Six of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India. New Delhi has the worst air pollution of any capital city. Air pollution kills 1.25 million people in India every year. […]

How to build deforestation-free supply chains: lessons from Indonesia

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael B. Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Forest Trends & Eric Usher, Head, UNEP FI Switzerland Many companies overlook the deforestation risks within their supply chains. Indonesia is making headway in the fight against deforestation. Much is […]

Facts, not fear, will stop COVID-19 – so how should we talk about it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Journalist, World Economic Forum “Words matter”: World Health Organization issues guidelines to media. Stick to the facts, don’t spread rumours, and avoid stigmatizing patients. Poor information could help disease spread; good info could help halt it. […]

Online marketplaces can help close Africa’s skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jonathan Donner, Senior Director, Caribou Digital The ‘skills gap’ in Africa represents a threat to the continent’s digitization. • Online marketplaces are increasingly investing in training that goes beyond basic platform know-how. • Such initiatives should complement government […]

India and the US: 5 ways the countries compare

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 President Trump and Prime Minister Modi met during the US President’s first official visit to India. India and the US are the world’s two largest democracies. From gender equality to GDP, this is […]

What Thailand can teach us about mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amornthep Sachamuneewongse, Founder, Sati App If we do not increase our efforts to tackle mental health problems, the global economy could lose up to $16 trillion by 2030; In Thailand, more than 3 million people live with poor […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Busting the myth by looking at the facts

Finally, some good news about the new coronavirus pneumonia outbreak (COVID-19). According to Reuters, China’s National Health Commission reported a substantial drop of 77% in new coronavirus cases last week, as the number of new cases in China dropped last Wednesday to 394 from 1,749 on the previous day. According to CNN’s most recent report, […]

India is now the world’s 5th largest economy

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 Forecast data from the IMF shows India has risen to become the world’s fifth largest economy. India has leapfrogged the GDPs of France and the UK. Despite its growth, challenges remain, from sustainability […]

How Japan and Singapore are reinventing old age

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Pang Sze-Yunn, Head, Population Health Management, ASEAN Pacific, Royal Philips & Yvonne Arivalagan, Research Associate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy A new demographic dividend – the “longevity dividend” – is emerging as populations age; Singapore, one […]

Here are 10 of the most urgent health challenges we’ll face in the 2020s, according to WHO

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The WHO released the top 10 global healthcare challenges in the coming decade. Global warming, conflict zones and unfair healthcare provision are among the main obstacles. Many healthcare challenges are interconnected and […]

How emerging markets will shape Africa in 2020

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Isaac Kwaku Fokuo, Founder and Principal, Botho Emerging Markets Group & Akinyi Ochieng, Esther Ocloo Fellow, Botho Emerging Markets Group African countries are building new ties with emerging markets; These alliances will be critical in 2020 against a […]

Here’s how the US can get the best out of 5G

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew S. Weinberg, Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Brightstar Capital Partners The global economic impact of 5G is estimated to exceed $12 trillion dollars in the next 15 years. The US risks being left behind in […]

At the age of 50, is Davos going through a midlife crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvio Dulinsky, Head of Business Engagement, Latin America; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The Annual Meeting in Davos remains as vital as ever. In the next decade there will be a massive transfer of economic […]

More women than ever are working in Hollywood, but men still dominate key roles

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Women are making slow but steady progress towards equality in the movies. New research says two-fifths of films in 2019 had female protagonists – a record high. But much more needs to […]

This Canadian company transforms plastic waste into building materials

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content A new initiative is converting plastic waste into a wood substitute used for construction. Around 80% of recyclable plastic waste from the Canadian city of Halifax is reused, the project says. The synthetic […]

This is how the tech giants are helping tackle coronavirus

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 Tech giants are preventing the spread of false information. The search for a vaccine is everyone’s top priority. Jack Ma has donated $14m to help find a vaccine. Some of the biggest […]

The ‘American Dream’ can be best achieved in the Nordic nations, says Finland’s PM

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood,  Senior Writer, Formative Content People in Finland and other Nordic nations have a better chance of realizing the American Dream, according to Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin. Citizens from any background can succeed and achieve positions […]

This is what different countries are doing to stop coronavirus from spreading

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Wenzhou, more than 800km from the coronavirus epicentre in Wuhan, is the latest Chinese city to go into lockdown. Some countries are denying entry to foreign visitors who have been in China […]

Six ways to cut through the Middle East’s geopolitical fog

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mirek Dušek, Deputy Head of the Centre for Geopolitical and Regional Affairs, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt and Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim The Middle […]