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Dubai 2012 - (Arabic) Global Growth Challenges: Regional Responses (Al Arabiya TV Debate)

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Global Growth Challenges: Regional Responses

What will shape the global economic outlook in 2013 and how will these factors impact the employment crisis, particularly among youth?

The World Economic Forum hosts this televised session in partnership with Al Arabiya.

The session will include
• Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC; Global Agenda Council on the Arab World
• Erik Berglöf, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London; Global...

Date posted: November 14, 2012
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The burden of women in a world of austerity

Hanne Shapiro is Centre Manager of Policy and Business Analysis, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark and a member of the Global Agenda Council on Employment

Unemployment remains a major concern for individuals and will continue to be one over the coming years. Interestingly, however, perceptions among female...

Date posted: November 14, 2012
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A ticking clock for new models for youth employment

A mundane programming task arose last week in the tech team of Qordoba, a digital content creation company where I work in Dubai. Given that we work with hundreds of freelance content writers, translators and editors from across the Middle East, we are comfortable using freelancers for internal tasks as well, from accounting to design to data entry.

Posting the job on one of the largest global contracting sites, the Singapore-...

Date posted: November 14, 2012
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Achieving net positive impact for nature


Increasing demand for food, water, energy and minerals is putting greater pressure on the planet. Over the next decade, trillions of dollars will be invested in mining and energy development, much of it in undeveloped natural areas. The future sustainability of these places depends on making better decisions now about how we protect, manage, and develop our lands and waters....

Date posted: November 14, 2012
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Natural disasters and the urgent need for early warning systems


Super storm Sandy was another painful reminder of the world we live in as climate change progresses. In the past few years, across all continents, severe weather has caused much loss of life and has also taken its toll on assets, infrastructure and economic growth. In Brazil alone, about 12 million people were affected by different disasters between 1994 and 2003. Given the high fatality rate in the state of Rio de Janeiro in early 2011...

Date posted: November 14, 2012