Technology is advancing and at an unimaginable pace, causing massive disruption all around us. Big data, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, smart cities, etc., are now central to policies and the future plans of businesses and governments alike. While rapid advancements in the digital age have thrown up immense opportunities, these have presented great challenges as…

  New briefing bases its findings on the perceptions of global experts and businesses in the region Diversifying the economy, reducing public intervention in the markets are key challenges The absence of internationally comparable data impedes detailed analysis of the level of inclusivity of many countries in the region   Rising income and wealth disparity…

  EU’s Mogherini expressed hope that US administration would forego protectionist policies Germany’s von der Leyen stressed that the use of military means alone cannot lead to success International community must work together against the “plague” on Jordan’s borders Panel called for Russia to put more pressure on Syrian government   Syria is at a…

The spotlight on the rapidly growing, young, tech-savvy population and the role of augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) and wearables in society only shone brighter at the World Economic Forum on Middle East and North Africa 2017, taking place today at the Dead Sea, Jordan. According to reports, more than 40 percent of people across the…

Aimed at introducing innovative approaches in the field of teaching and initiating new learning methods in Palestine, a $100 million fund was launched at the World Economic Forum on Middle East and North Africa 2017. This fund is aimed at revamping the Palestinian education system that will eventually help to tackle the problem of unemployment. Christened…

Adopting a proactive approach toward problem solving and devising long-term solutions to tribulations plaguing this region, the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa at the Dead Sea, Jordan, addresses the role of youth and technology. Making a difference WEF forum is all set to bring together social entrepreneurs from the Schwab Foundation,…

Launching a $100 million fund to revamp the Palestinian education system; reiterating the principles to ensure a healthy relationship between Jordan and Iraq; addressing the immediate needs of refugees; discussing the humanitarian crisis; tackling Mideast youth unemployment problems; ensuring gender parity and focusing on building inclusive economies to generate new jobs in the region –…