Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Event recap: An evolving job market and outdated education system has left millions of youth around the world without the skills or opportunities to get a decent job after graduation. Microsoft wants to change that.
In the isolated Gaza Strip, economic instability is a constant. But Gaza Sky Geeks Laboratory is helping the region capitalize on one of its biggest assets: its technical graduates. We interview its co-founder, Reem Omran.
In the next 15 years, the number of people in the consuming class will double and, for the first time ever, emerging markets will have more purchasing power than developed economies combined.
New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Tom Friedman talks with Tony Wagner, Harvard education specialist, about the problems associated with throwing graduates from an outdated education system into an evolved job market.
Rwanda has the ambitious goal of becoming Africa's digital center. Microsoft4Afrika's expansion into the country is a significant step in that direction.
Groups fighting for financial inclusion and youth employment united in Morocco. Will their findings promote progress?
The U.S. Institute for Peace interviews a youth peace-activist in Kenya.
Ahmad Alhendawi is a newly appointed envoy, the first of his position, assigned to represent the most critical demographic of our time: youth.
The Giza sun elicited hot topics last Saturday as emerging entrepreneurs and experienced experts shared challenges and strategies for new business in the Middle East and North Africa.
Mobile connections in the hands of youth may be the secret weapon for a strong democratic future in Kenya.
Two leading ladies were recognized last week for using supreme social innovation to connect youth with technology.
Thomas Friedman of the New York Times gives a simultaneously ominous and intriguing description of a competition in economic development: India vs. China vs. Egypt.
Microsoft will spend $75 million to put tens of millions of smart devices into the hands of African youth by 2016, the company announced Monday.
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