Since the onset of Covid-19, there has been increasing reliance on the digital world. Businesses must grow accustomed to e-commerce and social media to increase and retain customers. Amid these rapid changes, Samara Ali, a 27-year-old Correspondent from Pakistan questions, where does Pakistan stand in the race? Pakistan’s pace in the start-up landscape has been …

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By Sarmad Shahbaz You might have heard the trending punchline – “data is the new oil”. For me, data is more beneficial and more important in today’s world than ‘outdated’ oil – bearing in mind Tesla’s rise in the global market. In fact, everything happening around us is now categorised into data patterns. Human life today …

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It’s 2020. The world is battling the novel coronavirus. Economies have shrunk and gone into recession. Person-to-person transmission is on the rise and death rates along with it. Governments have imposed lockdowns and people are jittery and reluctant to think beyond the pandemic and plan for the post-COVID-19 era. But as the saying goes, “when …

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It’s 2020. The world is battling the novel coronavirus. Economies have shrunk and gone into recession. Person-to-person transmission is on the rise and death rates along with it. Governments have imposed lockdowns and people are jittery and reluctant to think beyond the pandemic and plan for the post-COVID-19 era. But as the saying goes, “when …

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On September 17, 2020, a panel of game-changing innovators will lead the third episode of the Commonwealth Youth Action Series.  Since its launch in July, the series has been highlighting the powerful potential of young people to create a fairer, more secure, sustainable and prosperous future. The upcoming virtual episode will put the spotlight on technology and …

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There are many ways that robotic technology could positively impact Nigeria’s energy sector, writes Obinna Nnaemeka Ejide, a 24 year old correspondent from Lagos, Nigeria who explores  some of the ways that robots could enhance safety, improve efficiency and help to deliver cleaner energy to Nigerians. Imagine you are at your workplace, perhaps in the …

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Bolo Tech, possibly the first Urdu speech therapy platform in the world, was designed by Shanza Khan Shahani, one of the 2019 Commonwealth Youth Award finalists, and Rabab Fatima. Commonwealth Correspondent Ahmed Umer Sohaib, 26, from Lahore, Pakistan, spoke to Shanza about the groundbreaking tool that is helping people with speech problems to communicate, and …

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A campaigner against gender-based violence, an inventor of life-saving medical devices and the boss of a pioneering recycling company, were among the recipients of the Commonwealth’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards. Fifteen winners were selected by an independent jury, based on the impact or potential of their innovations to advance one or more of the …

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Cybercrime is a problem that is plaguing countries around the world and it is spreading in Nigeria like wildfire, writes Nnabugwu Chukwuebuka, 25-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Uzii in Nigeria. He argues that the high level of cybercrime stems from a range of issues and if it is not controlled may cost Nigeria its reputation. Cybercrime …

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