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Theme: Positive Disruption

Kisumu, Kenya
April 3rd, 2013 - April 4th, 2013

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About this event

Disruption is usually unwelcome. It represents conflict, chaos, and potential danger. We discourage disruptive behavior in our homes and our societies, often favoring passivity and compliance.

But disruption can be a positive – sometimes vital – catalyst for change. It can challenge old assumptions, ignite conversations, activate authorities and expose new possibilities. Disruption can shed a unique light on difficult issues, giving a fresh urgency and perspective to the challenges of our global community.

To solve the most intractable challenges in health and development, we need positive disruption. It is the path to true progress.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Melinda Gates: Host
    Melinda Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with Bill Gates, she shapes and approves the foundation’s strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the organization. Melinda will host TEDxChange from the Gates Foundation campus in Seattle, Washington.
  • Cathleen Kaveny: Religion, tradition, and modernity
    Cathleen Kaveny is an American legal scholar and theologian. She is a John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Theology at Notre Dame Law School, and is currently a visiting professor at Princeton University.
  • Halimatou Hima: Investing in girls
    Halimatou Hima is a Masters in Public Policy candidate at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Following an internship in the Women & Population Division at the United Nations Foundation, she worked in the Child Protection Division at the United Nations in her home country of Niger (UNICEF).
  • Roger Thurow: Shifts in agriculture
    Roger Thurow joined the Chicago Council in January 2010 after three decades at the Wall Street Journal. For 20 years, he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa.
  • Salim Shekh and Sikha Patra: Vaccine advocates
    We will show a trailer from the feature film Revolutionary Optimists, about how children are saving lives in the slums of Calcutta. We will then invite Salim and Sikha, two of the children featured prominently in the film, to join onstage for Q&A.

Venue and Details

Duke of Breeze Hotel
Achieng' Oneka Rd
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April 3rd, 2013, 9:30pm - April 4th, 2013, 1:00am (GMT 3)

Event Type (what is this?) TEDxChange Simulcast (TEDxLive)

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Herbert Kisara
Kampala, Uganda

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Denis Nyakach
Kisumu, Kenya

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