HiLight by HiNation took part in the event Future Perfect – Ö FESTIVAL held in Vaxholm. During the 4 days event, we met many distinguished speakers from the various clean technology sectors. The main aim of the event is to bring professionals from all walks of life to discuss issues related to the environment and to find solutions for a sustainable future.
HiNation attended the 3 days event at Dubai and we met many interesting local NGOs. As mentioned by Kristina Linhardt, our Chairman of Board, “West meets Middle East and we do not shake hands any longer, but show respect to our different cultures. HiLight builds bridges over the cultures and is met with great interest.” We also had the honour to appear in the same newspaper photograph as Princess Haya, a VIP in UAE. See if you can spot Kristina in the photo (lady in blond hair just left of standing camera guy).
HiNation participated in a dialogue meeting with the Swedish Government to improve the ways to reach emerging countries with high-quality Swedish cleantech solutions. Besides attendance from State Secretaries from Min. of Foreign Affairs, Min. of Environment and Min. of Enterprise, a number of private and public parties were active in the discussion. The existence of this type of meetings shows good intentions!
HiNation attended the breakfast seminar organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Apart from the networking session over nicely brewed coffee and toasted bread, we had the opportunity to listen to two distinguished speakers; Eric Usher, a specialist on climate and energy finance at UNEP, and Martin Krause, who heads the UNDP’s energy and environmental issues in Asia. Eric Usher described UNEP’s work in helping countries to adapt its energy sector to renewable and “green” energy sources while Martin Krause presented the UNDP report Towards an energy plus approach for the Poor, based on an evaluation of 17 energy projects in Asia. “Breaking through the energy-poverty cycle is best achieved by combining the delivery of energy services with measures that generate cash incomes. This ‘Energy Plus’ approach has the greatest potential for reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals.” This is exactly what HiLight does for its users when they sell mobile phone charges in rural areas of Africa and Asia!