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This event occurred on
April 5, 2012
3:00pm - 5:30pm EAT
(UTC +3hrs)
Addis Ababa, AA

TEDxChange 2012 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxAddisChange, and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 5th that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2010.
At TEDxAddis Change , we will show the live stream to our audience . Discussions after the TED talks will continue.

Addis Ababa Institute of Technology
King George VI St, Addis Ababa, Éthiopie
Addis Ababa Institute of Technology
Addis Ababa, AA
Event type:
TEDxChange Simulcast (What is this?)
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Melinda Gates

elinda Gates serves as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She helps set the overall direction of the foundation, shaping strategies, reviewing results, and advocating for the foundation’s issues. Melinda will discuss family planning and how the power to plan changes the lives of women and their families and improves whole societies.

Jeff Chapin

Jeff Chapin is a mechanical engineer and product designer for IDEO. He specializes in designing sanitation solutions for the developing world and has conducted projects in both Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Jeff will challenge traditional perceptions of ‘design’ by emphasizing the importance of sustainable, market-based systems for developing societies.

Sven Giegold

Sven Giegold is a Member of the European Parliament and one of the founding members of Attac Germany. Sven has dedicated much of his career towards green industry issues. He will talk about the power of collective action and how the actions of individuals, communities, and progressive business can lead to critical changes at a national and international level.


Alias is a graffiti artist whose creative and thought-provoking work is visible across Berlin, as well as other major cities of the world. His talk will focus on the role of public art and its ability to transcend boundaries and will feature examples of his unconventional installments. The TEDxChange event will be the first time that Alias has spoken publicly about his art.

Organizing team

Sentayehu Seifu

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia