Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Few Weeks Ago In Azerbaijan

The content of today's post could most probably be best described with the words "better late than never" because the event in question took place one and a half months ago.

Between June June 28th and July 1st, the 23rd annual meeting of the Crans Montana Forum was held in Azerbaijan's capitel Baku, among the attendants was Luxembourg's Prince Jean, who has earned a high reputation for his work in the fields of environmental protection and amelioration of climate change. The prince handed out a few Prix de la Fondation to various people.

A bit of trivia on Prince Jean's working life: over the years he has worked in finance, real estate and international development all over the world. Six years ago, he took over WSSA (Water & Sanitation South Africa) which today employs over 2000 people and works in South Africa itself as well as Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Mozambique. Not long afterwards, he founded MEA AQUA specialising in water service and management solutions for Africa and the Middle East. In 2008 he added MEA ENERGIA, specialising in renewable energy, and MEA POWER, which deals with more traditional sorts of energy, to the list.

Pictures of Prince Jean can be found on the website of the Crans Montana Forum here and here as well as here on the website of the Namibian Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Source: CMF, Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations

1 comment:

  1. Thank you lux-arazzi for this news. Better late than never indeed. I am in Namibia and probably missed this news piece when it happened. Keep up the good work ladies (and gentlemen?).