Over the past few years a growing number of people in the TED community have become passionate about Africa, a continent that appears to be at an important tipping point. Its problems and challenges are well known. Less well known is that across the continent, change is afoot. Instead of relying only on development aid, Africans across the continent are beginning to take matters into their own hands. Ingenious solutions are being applied to tackle some of the toughest health and infrastructure problems. Businesses are being launched that are capable of transforming the lives of millions. New communication technologies are allowing ideas and information to spread, enabling markets Ã¢â‚¬â€? and governments Ã¢â‚¬â€? to be more efficient. And the numbers suggest that incomes are starting to nudge up in some countries and real growth is on the way. A new Africa beckons.
Thanks to the MeeboGuest for the heads up!
[12:53] meeboguest170928: rafiq are you aware of TED Global taking place in Arusha Tanzania
[12:53] http://www.ted.com/tedglobal2007: http://www.ted.com/tedglobal2007
We’ve become AddiCT…ed to watching the TED videos. I’d really like to go I’m sure Miguel, and Max Kaizen would love it too. Me thinks this would be an ideal African trip for all AddiCT(s); who are keen.
What do you peoples think?