The digital transformation is rushing by. We are becoming more reliant on digitalization. Hence it's of the upmost importance that we fence ourselves against disruptions. In this digital economy we are facing several challenges, and one of the biggest challenges is the ever-growing IT skills gap. Unfortunately, employers are reporting the highest global talent shortage since 2007. 40% … [Read more...] about IT skills gap: how do we close the gap?
The EU is sending a €143 Million support package to support North East Nigeria. The region needs this for the recovery and reconstruction after a famine. This action reflects the European Commission's recently published strategic approach to resilience. Article 6 of the new Union Civil Protection Mechanism calls for National Risk Assessment reports (NRAs) from all EU member states. The first NRAs … [Read more...] about Disaster Risk Reduction by European Commission
It is time to shift our vision of what constitutes cities of the future. Nowadays, cities should focus on integrating resilience into urban planning and development. This can be done via new and smarter technologies. Resilience refers to the adaptability of cities to survive and thrive regardless of shocks and stresses they may face, creating safer, and more sustainable and more resilient cities. … [Read more...] about Cities of the Future: From Smart Cities to Resilient Cities
NAIROBI, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Countries in the Greater Horn of Africa region on Friday renewed their commitment to scaling up investments in drought resilience programs in order to cushion vulnerable population from an escalating food and water insecurity. Senior policymakers and experts from Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) attending a forum in Nairobi said targeted … [Read more...] about Horn of African states to invest in drought resilience