How to build a digital infrastructure that benefits emerging economies

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sunil Bharti Mittal,  Founder and chairman, Bharti Enterprises Digital connectivity is increasingly a pivotal force in the evolution of society and the economy. The momentum of the broader economy in developed countries is now acutely dependent on their digital […]

Africa is launching the world’s largest free trade area – but these are the stumbling blocks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kim Cloete, Official Writer, World Economic Forum on Africa The African Union has launched the operational phase of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which will be the world’s largest free trade area by number of countries once […]

This man is turning cities into giant sponges to save lives

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 The idea of a sponge city is simple – rather than using concrete to channel away rainwater, you work with nature to absorb, clean and use the water. “Floods are not enemies,” explains Professor […]

Humanitarian Aid: additional €50 million to tackle drought in the Horn of Africa

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission is mobilising a further €50 million in emergency humanitarian funding to help the people hit by drought in the Horn of Africa. With many in the region relying on livestock herding and subsistence farming, the prolonged drought is having devastating consequences […]

This new solar technology can be printed or woven into fabric

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shahzada Ahmad, Ikerbasque Professor & European Research Council Principal Investigator Our planet is facing an unprecedented global emergency due to the climate crisis. To counter thus narrative we need new and disruptive energy technologies. Breakthroughs here can make our […]

Invisibility outside the closet: health as a right for all

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Lesley Roks, a third year student of medicine working as LVPI in IFMSA Brazil UniCesumar. 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 […]