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West Perth, Australia
December 12th, 2011

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About this event

Each month up to 100 young people from across Perth attend to watch inspiring talks from TED.com by the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, as well as live, home-grown speakers with world-changing ideas to share.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Muza Gongwe
    MUZA GONDWE is a PhD student at the University of Western Australia. Muza studied Biochemistry at Imperial College in the UK. After this she spent some time in her home country, Malawi, teaching at the College of Medicine. Whilst teaching she got involved in medical editing for the Malawi Medical Journal as well as TropIKA Reviews, a publication of the World Health Organisation. It was these experiences that stimulated her interest to increase the awareness, understanding and engagement of the public with science. Her passion to engage people with science led her to pursue Science Communication studies here at UWA and a fellowship at the University of Cambridge on the Public Understanding of Science in Africa. She has a weekly column on AIDS in a Malawian newspaper. She blogs and enjoys making films. Her charitable work includes Secretary to National Cancer Centre of Malawi, fundraising for the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and former Project Chair for the Lions Club of Chichiri. Her talk is entitled 'Indigenous Knowledge: From Smoke Signals to iPhones'.

Venue and Details

Scitech
Sutherland St
West Perth, 6005
Australia

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