Blog by Dr. Ilham Al-Dakheel Well before the world experienced the magnitude of the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) had declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, and to recognize the critical contribution of these health care workers.
The B20 Saudi Arabia and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) recently convened a virtual trade dialogue with business leaders, facilitated by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The discussion was focused on the role of the private sector, trade policy and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in tackling the health and economic implications of the COVID-19
With the onset of COVID-19, both the challenges women face in the workplace, as well as the significant role they play at home, has been realized now more than ever. As such, this period in time has become a turning point for generations to come. Added Responsibilities for Women During a Global Pandemic With schools
The below Q&A stems from a discussion with Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun at the Virtual Town hall hosted by the U.S.-Saudi Business Council on 29 April 2020. What is the B20’s relationship with the U.S.-Saudi Business Council? We have an important relationship with the U.S.-Saudi Business Council. Members of the organization integrate B20 Saudi Arabia, helping
The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented global health crisis with serious financial, economic and societal consequences around the world. Women are on the frontlines of both the health and economic crises, making up 70% of workers globally in health and social sectors. In order to mitigate the risk and impact of this global pandemic, governments
The panel related to this article starts from 01:25:57 to 01:57:30 On April 21, leaders of the B20 Saudi Arabia hosted a panel discussion with Jean Case, Chief Executive Officer of the Case Foundation and Chair of National Geographic, and Nasser Al-Nasser, Chief Executive Officer of stc and Chair of the B20 Digitalization Taskforce, to
In nearly every corner of the world, businesses are taking steps to respond urgently and effectively to the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19. And yet, despite the many short- and long-term challenges, this moment also represents an opportunity for businesses to re-examine their approach and future. The panel related to this article starts from 51:30
The COVID-19 pandemic constitutes a public health crisis like none other in modern history. Based on the shear reach and chaos – physical, psychological and economic – it has wreaked on the entire globe. The priority for governments, businesses and civil society organizations around the world should be to save lives, tackling the health crisis
Today marks International Girls in ICT Day, a global awareness day drawing attention to the critical need for more girls and women in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICT). ICT is one of the most promising sectors for the future of employment, historically creating 120,000 new jobs yearly according to the European
2020 has yielded unprecedented challenges for the global business ecosystem – for employees, employers, producers and consumers alike. The onset of COVID-19 has forced us to deeply consider altering our practices, approaches and attitudes in the short term to ensure a safer and more resilient post-pandemic world. This pandemic is, of course, a period of
As health care undergoes a digital transformation, investing in new learning models & techniques that leverage digital health technologies is critical. New technology will prepare health care workers for a digital future. https://www.b20saudiarabia.org.sa/news/embracing-technological-advancements-and-supporting-the-future-of-work-for-our-health-care-heroes/
#COVID19Pandemic has brought the challenges of the female workforce to the forefront. @Rania_Nashar, Chair of the #B20WomeninBusiness Action Council, opines why now is the right time to start discussing the gender equality issue and how #B20SaudiArabia is addressing it.