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Jacqueline Novogratz:
Invest in Africa's own solutions

TEDGlobal 2005 · 12:53 · Filmed Jul 2005
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Jacqueline Novogratz: Invest in Africa's own solutions
12:53 · Filmed July 2005 at TEDGlobal 2005 · Subtitles available in 26 languages

Jacqueline Novogratz applauds the world's heightened interest in Africa and poverty, but argues persuasively for a new approach.

Social entrepreneur
Jacqueline Novogratz founded and leads Acumen, a nonprofit that takes a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor. In her book "The Blue Sweater" she tells stories from the philanthropy, which emphasizes sustainable bottom-up solutions over traditional top-down aid. Full bio
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