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 […]

COVID-19 threatens the developing world’s small businesses. This is how to save them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Juan Carlos Thomas, Global Entrepreneurship Director, TechnoServe & Alice Waweru, Micro-Retail Expert, TechnoServe Small businesses in developing countries keep local economies afloat. In Nairobi, 80% of basic consumer goods are sold through corner shops. Their ability to function […]

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 […]

Coronavirus: EU grants €314 million to innovative companies to combat the virus and support recovery

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission announced today that it has awarded nearly €166 million, via the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Pilot, to 36 companies set to combat the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, over €148 million will be granted to another 36 companies set to contribute to […]

How communities are dealing with economy, society and education in COVID-19 crisis     

This article was written for The European Sting by our one of our passionate readers, Ms. Ajwah tahir, a 4th year medical student from Sialkot Medical College, Sialkot, Punjab. Pakistan.The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not necessarily The European Sting’s position on the issue. Humans have always been in fight with diseases […]

How racism spread around the world alongside COVID-19

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Salaado Qasim, Chairperson, Peace and Well-being organization The pandemic is driving up the incidence of racism around the world. The fear caused by the virus is manifesting itself in discrimination. It’s up to all of us to challenge […]

After COVID-19, we must rethink how we find and produce new drugs

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: André Loesekrug-Pietri, Chairman, Joint European Disruptive Initiative & Thomas Hermans, Programme Manager, JEDI Covid19 GrandChallenge, and Professor, University of Strasbourg How we produce and distribute any vaccine is an issue we need to address. The nature of the […]

Coronavirus Global Response: European Commission pledges €300 million to Gavi

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission is announcing a pledge of €300 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, for the period 2021–2025. It will help immunise 300 million children around the world and finance vaccine stockpiles to shield against outbreaks of infectious diseases. Today’s Global Vaccine […]

COVID-19 lockdown hits working mothers harder than fathers

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 Lockdown has put pressure on parents’ time around the world. UK mothers are one-and-a-half times more likely than fathers to have either lost their job or quit since the lockdown began, study […]

How digital entrepreneurs will help shape the world after the COVID-19 pandemic

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 The ability to leverage digital tools has become a must for entrepreneurs, to survive the ongoing crisis. The pandemic has accelerated the process of digital transformation across almost all sectors. Greater social […]

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 […]

How the world can ‘reset’ itself after COVID-19 – according to these experts

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Great Reset is a new initiative from the World Economic Forum and HRH the Prince of Wales to guide decision-makers on the path to a more resilient, sustainable world beyond coronavirus. […]

5 ways COVID-19 has changed workforce management

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sarah Kirby, Group Head, Organization Design and Human Resource Strategy, Zurich Insurance Group Whilst some changes have been enforced, COVID-19 is also a catalyst to reinvent the future of work for managers who take the opportunity to make […]

We must rethink and repurpose cybersecurity for the COVID-19 era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Fortinet COVID-19 has changed how people work, and cybersecurity needs to reflect this new normal. As networks and cloud environments stretch to accommodate the new reality, edge […]

What the COVID-19 pandemic teaches us about cybersecurity – and how to prepare for the inevitable global cyberattack

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nicholas Davis, Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy & Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Industry Solutions, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum COVID-19 […]

Health professionals: the frontline in the fight against the Covid-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bruna Giaretta Ventorin, a 21 years old medical student and Ms. Amanda Raminelli Morceli, a 22 years old medical student from Unicesumar – Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in […]

Handwashing is not just for coronavirus – how good hygiene could help reduce antibiotic use

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 Coronavirus put focus on handwashing, but basic hygiene is crucial to stopping a variety of diseases. Home hygiene has big role in reducing spread of antimicrobial resistance. Antibiotic resistance is one of […]

Why the minutes and the months matter most to young people during the COVID-19 crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rory Daniels, Global Shaper, London Hub, Vulnerable young people will need the most urgent support during and after the pandemic. Economic insecurity and the educational fallout will affect many more for years to come. Here’s what policy-makers should […]

Yoga as medicined for the mental distress amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: integrative and complementary practices

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Emille Magalhães Neves Campos and Narottam Sócrates Garcia Chumpitaz, students of the fifth semester of Medicine of the Federal University of Roraima (UFRR). They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this […]

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 […]

COVID-19 will accelerate the revolution in energy systems

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Claudia Vergueiro Massei, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Oman Distributed energy systems generate and store power at or near where it will be used. They are flexible and scalable making the power system more resilient in the face of […]

Mental health In Times of a Pandemic: What can each Individual to lessen the Burden.

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Claire Molen, a 5th year medical student from Nigeria. 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 IFMSA’s view on […]

Handwashing is saving lives – but for too many people, it remains a luxury

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eleanor Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People Despite its prominence today, handwashing is still out of reach for many people. Water and sanitation can act as a firebreak for any infectious diseases to come, as well as […]

Mental Health of Health Professionals Facing COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Carolina Martins Coelho, fifth period medical student at Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos-UNICEPLAC. 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 […]

Coronavirus fears may have driven over 300,000 UK smokers to quit

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 A survey of UK smokers suggests many have quit or are thinking about it because of coronavirus. Some evidence suggests that smoking may increase the transmission of the virus into the body. […]

5 ways COVID-19 has disrupted our sleep

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 People living under lockdown are getting up later, data from fitness devices suggests. Extra-vivid dreams are more likely, with stress the probable cause. Many people are struggling to sleep altogether, and prescriptions […]

COVID-19 will hit the developing world’s cities hardest. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Founder, SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Richard Florida, Professor of Business and Creativity, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto The world’s poorest cities aggregate factors that facilitate the spread of COVID-19 easier […]

EU citizens want more competences for the EU to deal with crises like COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In a new survey commissioned by the European Parliament, a majority (58 %) state they have experienced financial difficulties since the start of the crisis. Conducted at the end of April 2020, nearly seven out of ten respondents (69%) want a stronger role for […]

Coronavirus: following Commission’s call, platforms remove millions of misleading ads

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As part of its commitment to protect consumers online, the European Commission has coordinated a screening (‘sweep’) of websites, with the aim of finding out where consumers in the EU are being subjected to content promoting false claims or scam products in the context […]

Which role does art play in the COVID-19 pandemic?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by  Mr. Bruno Pellozo Cerqueira, a third year medical student at the Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil. He 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 […]

Science leads the response to COVID-19. These 25 scientists are tackling the other global challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alice Hazelton, Programme Lead, Science and Society, World Economic Forum & Martha Chahary, Lead, Young Scientists Community, World Economic Forum Scientists have maximum visibility in the COVID-19 response, while proposing solutions to other global challenges, from climate change […]

Coronavirus: the truth against the myths: Lockdown by a novel coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Foka Koagne Brice Maxime, an MBBS fifth year medical student at the Jiujiang University Jiangxi province in China. He 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 […]

5 principles for effective cybersecurity leadership in a post-COVID world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charles Blauner, Partner and CISO-in-Residence, Team8 & Georges de Moura, Head of Industry Solutions, Platform for Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity and Digital Trust, World Economic Forum As more people are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]