‘INNOVATIVE DENMARK’: SHOWCASING DANISH SOLUTIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES

Founder Editor Tazeen Akhtar..

Islamabad, May 27: Denmark is internationally recognized as a global innovation leader, which was strongly presented at the ‘Innovative Denmark’ event organized by the Embassy of Denmark in Islamabad. The event showcased the many innovative solutions, which Denmark is globally recognized for within areas such as green growth, development, peace and stabilization, ‘smart-city’ planning including live-able cities.

Many local partners of the Danish development cooperation (DANIDA) also showcased their work and contribution in Pakistan, which primarily focused on promoting gender equality, democracy, human rights and art & culture. Many of the Danish companies operating in Pakistan were also present to present their contribution in Pakistan by showcasing innovative solutions in wind energy, water management, healthcare and textile.

In her welcoming speech, Ms. Helle Nielsen, Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of Denmark, said that Denmark is known to be one of the world’s most innovative countries. She stated that the event “Innovative Denmark” was not only to showcase the many Danish innovative solutions and contributions to the world but also a day to celebrate the strong relations and partnership between Denmark and Pakistan. 

The event was attended by a large crowd consisting of several hundred of people, who in addition to the learning about the many areas of Danish expertise, also enjoyed traditional Danish food prepared by the Embassy and music performance by the Danish folk music duo, Elof & Wamberg, who came from Denmark to perform at the event. The duo mesmerized the audience with their performances on the ‘ukulele’ and contrabass, which combined created a harmonious Nordic sound, that is characterized by a dynamic expertise. The duo has played over 100 concerts, amongst others at international festivals in England, Czech Republic, Estonia and Sweden. This was their first performance in Pakistan.