The Dead Sea might come alive with the WEF

In our article World Economic Forum 2015 at the Dead Sea, Jordan  we have tried to bring to our friends’ attention that the Dead Sea might come alive with the WEF as the international gathering of world heads of states, academia, businesses and / or communities.  It did make life a little easier by bringing […]

MENA region from ‘the Gulf to the Atlantic’

The World Economic Forum will be meeting in the MENA region this coming May. for as much as it can be mustered in a three day gathering hosted by Jordan at a Dead Sea resort location. It will definitely be quite a change from the high climes of Davos as the different participants will be […]

Europe – North Africa Cooperation in High Education

Europe – North Africa Cooperation in High Education comes in as education in the MENA generally and more specifically in its western half of North Africa has been for some time prioritised with various efforts being made to improve it through notably innovation with a view to creating job opportunities for the youth. Illiteracy however […]

Algeria, a major player for the stability of the Euro-Mediterranean

According to the official Algerian News Agency APS, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini will visit Algeria this week for bilateral consultations that are to include the European New Policy (ENP), and promote a new dynamic in the bilateral relations, likely to reflect effectively […]

Real Leaders need to make Globalization work for all

As we head into 2017, and further to our previous contribution Leadership Priorities in Year 2017 we would like to give this opportunity to our readers to go through this article written by Rawan Al-Butairi, Financial analyst of Saudi Aramco and published on Monday 2 January 2017 on the WEF website. The author questions leaderships attributes but within the specific Arab context of the MENA countries. Experience tells us that practitioners love to see what is happening in their domain and for one reason or another do generalise it to all by asserting that Real leaders need to make globalization work for all . What does leadership really mean? Two things . . . A young person could almost be forgiven for feeling despair and hopelessness today. Everywhere they look, there is escalating inequality and a lack of opportunity. In certain regions and countries, the problem is more acute; from hyperinflation and a collapsed economy in Venezuela to an Arab Spring in Egypt which toppled a government but [. . .]

Leadership Priorities in Year 2017

Written by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum and Regular Author and published on Monday 2 January 2017 is this article that is as it were a reminder of the leadership fragility with respect to be able to foresee the future of a society, country or organisation of any significance. Dr A. Mebtoul disserted at length on the subject and his last contribution that was on Morality of Leaders as factor of stability concerned as per the title of his essay on Algeria’s leaders morality of rather the now obvious lack of it. Leadership priorities in year 2017 would naturally at this conjecture be on everyone’s mind, especially of those in the MENA region. Five leadership priorities for 2017 As the past year has demonstrated, leaders must be responsive to the demands of the people who have entrusted them to lead, while also providing a vision and a way forward, so that people can imagine a better future. True leadership in a complex, uncertain, and anxious world requires leaders to [. . .]