Education and Skills
27% of the people aged between 15 and 24 in MENA are unemployed, compared with a global average of 13%.
How can technological innovation fundamentally transform education and update the skills required for the contemporary workplace?
Globally, 2 billion people do not have access to waste collection services and 3 billion people lack access to controlled waste disposal facilities. It is estimated that the total waste generated in the world will double by 2050. What innovation can help mitigate this challenge in a cost-effective manner?
The shift from a “take, make and dispose” economic model is not sustainable. The circular economy offers significant opportunities to boost economic growth, job creation, and innovation. It is projected that as much as $4.5 trillion in economic value could be created by the year 2030 by rethinking the traditional business models in ways that eliminate waste.
Future of Health
The global population will balloon from 7.6 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050 while the number of people over the age of 60 will increase to roughly 2 billion by that point. How can we ensure that an expanding global population can live better and longer lives?
Future of Food
Around 800 million people go hungry every day around the world, more than 2 billion lack the nutrients required for a healthy life, and one-third of the population is expected to be overweight or obese by 2030. What innovations can address this challenge?