The COVID-19 pandemic, though devastating, presents an opportunity for greater alliances between markets to accompany the expected regionalisation of value chains, as well as greener, sustainable and more inclusive development in the context of the post-crisis recovery
For years, Sawsan Khlaif had suffered from extreme hair loss due to chemical products and hair straightening treatments. The 26-year-old Palestinian then decided to seek out natural alternatives but did not find what she was looking for exactly…
With rising temperatures, loss of biodiversity, tragic floods, intense storms, and record heat waves, our planet is undoubtedly in critical peril. Fortunately, there is hope for a better future so long as we raise awareness and take collective urgent action…
Across the MENA region and beyond, SMEs represent the nerve centre of the economy; driving exponential job growth and immense economic activity annually.
Human well-being is critically dependent on the Earth’s natural systems. Despite exponential economic, social, and technological advances seen in the past decade, environmental damage continues to spiral downwards, posing a serious and almost-inevitable threat to human prosperity.
In today’s world, digital transformation is not solely exclusive to the private sector. It is just as well key in transforming governments and public sector institutions.
In line with the global shift towards digitalisation, an increasing number of industries are opting for hybrid work arrangements for the first time, with digital transformation becoming a core focus for many sectors. The need to rapidly digitise operations has, in several ways, accelerated the move toward smart cities; i.e. areas where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunications in order to improve citizen quality of life.
Public-private partnership (PPP), which establishes cooperation and collaboration between public bodies and private organizations, is gaining traction worldwide. By bringing together private expertise with public resources, this arrangement provides efficient, high-quality services and infrastructure at a better value for money.
Cities everywhere are opting to incorporate smart technologies to solve some of their most pressing issues, from transportation to healthcare. Similarly, agriculture has emerged as another component that can be significantly enhanced through the utilisation of “smart systems” and then successfully integrated within the wider picture of smart cities.