Why support for Latin America’s early tech hubs is vital for the region

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Greg Mitchell, Regional Director, Angel Ventures Many venture capitalists in Latin America are supporting existing companies on their portfolio but shying away from new deals. The current slowdown could prove particularly damaging to smaller start-up ecosystems, such as […]

Africa is facing a food crisis due to COVID-19. These seeds could help prevent it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Ochieng Ojiewo, Principal Scientist, ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) in Nairobi, Kenya & Rohit Pillandi, Senior Communication Officer, ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) in Hyderabad, India Sub-Saharan Africa is […]

After the George Floyd protests, what next for racial justice in the US?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adwoa Bagalini, People Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum From bail funds to college fees, crowdfunding is helping raise millions to support Black Lives Matter – but is it enough? Problems require structural reform: in 2016 […]

On the 22nd China-EU Summit: “negotiating partner, economic competitor and systemic rival”; is this the right EU approach to address your 2nd biggest trading partner?

Yesterday was the day that the much anticipated 22nd China-EU Summit took place. As this year marks the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the EU, the EU-China Summit had been initially scheduled to take place earlier in March but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, the Summit took place through […]

Bangladesh faces a crisis in remittances amid COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amil Aneja, Lead Specialist, Migration and Remittances, United Nations Capital Development Fund & Sheikh Tanjeb Islam, Community Lead, Regional Agenda, Asia Pacific, Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum The coronavirus pandemic highlights the need for better cooperation over […]

8 ways ASEAN consumer habits will change by 2030 – shaped by COVID-19, tech and more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Praneeth Yendamuri, Partner, Bain & Company & Zara Ingilizian, Head of Shaping the Future of Consumption; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Over the next decade, ASEAN will become the world’s fourth-largest economy with a roughly […]

4 ways digitisation can unlock Africa’s recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joakim Reiter, Vodafone Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone Thanks to COVID-19, Africa will experience its first recession in 25 years. Economic shifts will widen digital gaps across Africa. The full human cost of COVID-19 in Africa is not […]

COVID-19 is likely to increase youth unemployment in Africa, this is how business can mitigate the damage

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chido Munyati, Knowledge Lead, Africa, World Economic Forum Nearly 20 million jobs in Africa will be threatened by the COVID-19 crisis. With youth unemployment twice that of adults, the potential for social unrest is real. Transformation Maps are […]

What will higher education in Africa look like after COVID-19?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sampson Kofi Adotey, Global Shaper, Accra Hub, Next Einstein Forum As of 8 June, Africa has recorded more than 88,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, many African governments took the decision to close […]

George Floyd: these are the injustices that led to the protests in the United States

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joseph Losavio, Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum George Floyd’s death followed several widely publicized incidents that exposed the deep racial fissures in American society. The current demonstrations are the result of a series of […]

How Egypt’s economy can continue to thrive during a global pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ahmed Galal Ismail, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim – Properties COVID-19 has reshaped the social and economic progress that Egypt has experienced. Private investors in infrastructure can help expand transportation, upgrade power grids, and improve water sanitation […]

COVID-19 and the pursuit of financial inclusion in Pakistan

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Federal Minister, Prime Minister’s Secretariat Pakistan’s government has launched an emergency cash programme for 12 million households. It has been built with […]

What’s needed to protect food security in Africa during COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) In most of Africa, people are more likely to die from starvation caused by the economic fallout from the pandemic than from COVID-19 itself. Investments must be made […]

How youth and technology can drive Africa’s COVID-19 response

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Neema Kaseje, Founder, Surgical Systems Research Group & Dan Kaseje, Professor of Public Health, Tropical Institute of Community Health, Kisumu, Kenya Africa needs integrated responses to COVID-19 that build on countries’ existing strengths and resources. Here we propose […]

As India’s lockdown ends, a mental health crisis is just beginning

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashwin Naik, Healthcare Entrepreneur and Author, The Healthcare Gamechangers Cases of mental illness have risen by 20% in India since the country went into lockdown. Only through local, community-based responses will India find the capacity to cope with […]

COVID-19 is threatening the lives of migrant children held in US custody

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sahana Kribakaran, MD/PhD Student, Yale University & Dylan Gee, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale University COVID-19 could be devastating for migrant children held in US detention centres. The pandemic’s impacts pose risks to migrant children’s mental and physical […]

How drones are helping to battle COVID-19 in Africa – and beyond

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Kretchmer, Senior Writer, Formative Content A Californian company that delivers vital medical supplies by drone in Rwanda and Ghana is now providing clinics with PPE and coronavirus test samples. The drones can deliver up to 85 km […]

Colombia’s former president says COVID-19 shows the importance of listening to indigenous peoples on how we treat the planet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juan Manuel Santos, Former President of Colombia, 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos implores world leaders to listen to indigenous peoples, especially on the environment. The coronavirus pandemic is yet another global […]

Missions of Our Time Shared by China and EU

This article was published first at The European Sting and was written on the Occasion of 45th Anniversary of Establishment of China-EU Diplomatic Ties 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 […]

Can a package from China cause Coronavirus infection? Debunking the top 7 Coronavirus myths!

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Poorvaprabha Patil, a 4th year medical student at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. She is affiliated to 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 reflect […]

COVID-19 Update: Amidst coronavirus bleeding, Trump’s administration is desperately looking for scapegoats

The third week of April has found 2.4 million people globally contracting COVID-19, while more than 160,000 have tragically lost their lives due to the pandemic. More than half of the fatalities are witnessed in Europe with around 100,000 deceased whereas the US has exceeded a total of 40,000 casualties. At the same time, China, […]

‘Our concern now is the southern hemisphere’ – COVID Action Platform convenes leaders on the challenges ahead

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christopher Alessi, Digital Editor, World Economic Forum “We are greatly concerned, because if this virus…becomes more serious in Africa, because the health system is weak, its damage could be very, very serious.” That was the impassioned warning of […]

This Japanese experiment shows how easily coronavirus can spread – and what you can do about it

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 Microdroplets less than 100th of millimetre in size may spread the coronavirus. Research in Japan shows microdroplets can remain in the air for 20 minutes in enclosed spaces. Opening a window or […]

Switzerland fast-tracks emergency aid for small businesses weathering COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content Switzerland offers fast access to credit and emergency loans. The International Monetary Fund says COVID-19 has already pushed the world into recession. The UK Federation of Small Businesses has called accessing support […]

This South Korean city once had the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside of China. Now it’s reported zero new cases

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Josh Smith, Journalist, Daegu, in South Korea, was host to the first large coronavirus outbreak outside of China. The city has reported a total of 6,807 cases since the outbreak started there in late February. On 10th April, […]

How Bangladesh’s leaders should respond to the economic threats of COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sheikh Tanjeb Islam, Global Leadership Fellow and Community Lead Regional Strategies, World Economic Forum & Yash Nitin Divadkar, Community Lead, Business Engagement, India and South Asia, World Economic Forum The economic disruption caused by COVID-19 threatens millions of […]

Will the UK really have the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe, as a US study suggests?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jeremy Rossman, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Virology and President of Research-Aid Networks, University of Kent Estimates from a report by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, suggest the UK will have over 60,000 fatalities […]

Trump’s Pandemic Failure: A Missed Opportunity

This article was written for The European Sting by our guest writer, Dr. Alon Ben-Meir, a professor of international relations at the Center for Global Affairs at NYU. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. For a man who is a self-absorbed, power […]

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 […]