Young people in the Middle East and North Africa expect the Fourth Industrial Revolution to have a significant impact on their working and daily lives, while many are comfortable about living in a future where robots work and exist alongside humans, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Survey 2017. According to the survey,…

The UAE has declared itself an “open global laboratory” to transform the concepts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution into an international shared agenda, announced Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future of the UAE, in an opening address at the World Economic Forum’s second Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils….

The World Economic Forum has opened access to its Transformation Maps – a dynamic knowledge tool covering more than 100 industries, countries and issues shaping the modern world. The Forum’s Transformation Maps were first developed in 2015 as a tool for understanding and visualizing industries, countries and issues, and how they interact with and disrupt…

  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…

With high unemployment rates, a rising population growth, political problems, regional challenges and a spread of radical movements that are relentlessly seeking to thrive on the despair of the younger generation, providing hope and support are vital for youth in the Middle East region. “What Arab youth want is what youth everywhere want: A fair…

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…