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Theme: The Big Picture

Harare, Zimbabwe
April 11th, 2012

About this event

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 TEDxHarareChange, 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.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Fungai Machirori
    Fungai Machirori: Fungai Machirori has worked in HIV/ AIDS communication since 2006. She is also a published author and poet. She also maintains her own blog: Fungaineni. Most recently Fungai released a poetry anthology with three other Zimbabwean women titled 'Sunflowers in you Eyes'. She is the founder of HerZimbabwe, an online platform for young women to share their personal stories stories.
  • Limbikani Makani
    Limbikani Makani is a technology entrepreneur who is working tirelessly to build a vibrant start-up culture in Zimbabwe. He is the founder of ZimLyrics, host on Dariro.com and the founding editor of the Technology Zimbabwe (TechZim) blog. Limbikani is also one of the convenors of Barcamp Zimbabwe incorporating the start up challenge. Techzim has become a widely read news blog focusing on IT news, product reviews and Internet services in Zimbabwe.
  • MSU BOOST-SIFE Team Gre-Cycling Project
    The Midlands State University has a project called Gre-Cycling and it is about a machine that can turn waste into diesel. The project has qualified for the global Dell Social Innovation Challenge. The project is being piloted in the high density area of Senga in Gweru near the MSU Campus. The project aims to educate the community about a clean environment while encouraging environmentally friendly entrepreneurs.

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Venue and Details

Alliance Francaise Harare
328 Herbert Chitepo Avenue
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Event Type (what is this?) TEDxChange Simulcast (TEDxLive)

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Organizer 129369

Upenyu Makoni-Matenga
Harare, Zimbabwe

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Nigel Mugamu