HMA Neil Wigan – who served as a UK Ambassador in Africa from 2010-2019, where he was UK Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and UK Ambassador to Somalia, as well as the Foreign Office Director for Africa – discussed his experience serving in the region and shared his thoughts on the lack of resources, the gap in the market and the ways innovative Israeli businesses could benefit the region with their sustainable solutions.
Later Liron Attias (DIT) moderated a panel with successful green-tech companies:
Tanya Waxman, (COO at Addionic) explained how new design-based thinking has made rechargeable batteries much more sustainable
Noa Aharoni, (Manager, Cleantech & Construction Tech The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute) talked about the amazing successes of green Israeli industry in international markets
- Julia Schifter, (VP Strategy Analysis at Tipa) talked about developing fully compostable plastic for packaging