Rethinking Strategies to Achieve the SDGs

SDGs

Rethinking Strategies to Achieve the SDGs   We currently find ourselves a third of the way through the Sustainable Development Goals timeline. Recently, ‘The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020’ painted a disturbing picture of the stagnant progress towards achieving the SDGs by their 2030 deadline. The report also highlighted the damaging impact of the COVID-19…

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The Power of Art in Times of Uncertainty

The power of Art

The Powers of Art in Times of Uncertainty With millions of people either in lockdown or on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic, and continuous socio-economic and political crises in Southwestern Asia and North Africa, we all need a reminder that art can build bridges across differences, and relays messages of resistance, resilience and…

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New Mastercard Study Reveals Online Shopping Growth

Mastercard study

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to spur e-commerce, a Mastercard study has revealed the rapid growth of online shopping, with nearly three out of four (73%) consumers in the Middle East and Africa shopping more online than they did before the pandemic. The study provides significant insights into how shoppers are rapidly moving away…

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Netflix Announces $500,000 COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Netflix Emergency Fund

Netflix announces a new $500,000 COVID-19 emergency relief fund in collaboration with the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture to support Lebanon’s hardest hit film and TV community. Netflix has announced the establishment of a Film and Television emergency fund in collaboration with the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) to help the hardest…

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Mastercard Study on Contactless Payments

contactless payments

Mastercard Study Shows Consumers in Middle East & Africa Move to Contactless Payments for Everyday Purchases, Seeking Touch-Free Payment Experiences Beirut, Lebanon; May 1 , 2020 – During March, as many countries in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) imposed necessary restrictions on social distancing, a significant majority of consumers turned to contactless card payments…

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LOVE…Under One Roof

love under one roof

The world as we know it has experienced a dramatic shift. We have – all of a sudden – witnessed a change in our realities, as if someone removed the grounds we walk on from underneath, immobilizing and destabilizing us. Our ability to respond to overwhelming chaos is directly proportionate to our ability to stay…

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