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Theme: Getting out of the box

This event occurred on
November 9, 2017
Ouagadougou, Kadiogo
Burkina Faso

TEDxKoulouba is the first TEDx event ever organized in Burkina Faso. This TEDx tells untold stories from the heart of Africa. Stories that have the power to inspire young talented people from this country.

There is no greater motivation, more incentive for action than the success story of others who have evolved in the same context as us. If we listen to them tell their story or talk about their ideas, their beginnings become familiar to us, we recognize in their difficulties to have them occasionally confronted; their success no longer seems to us an inaccessible dream, but indeed within our reach.

At the heart of this change lies a communication, an exchange between "models of success" and young people who wish to positively impact their community and their country. These success models exist in Burkina and their stories, ideas and courses deserve to be said and valued both in Burkina Faso and elsewhere.

CDC La Termitière
10 BP 677
Ouagadougou, Kadiogo, -
Burkina Faso
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Christian Cédric Toé

Entrepreneur - Laafi bag project
Christian Cédric Toé is a young engineer and entrepreneur. He is leading the Laafi Bag project, an innovative refrigerated bag to route vaccines in the most critical areas without interruption of the cold chain.

Damien Glez

Press cartoonist
Damien Glez is a Franco-Burkinabe cartoonist-writer, lyricist, teacher and screenwriter of television series, member of the Cartooning for Peace Foundation. His comics and written productions are published on three continents.

Gérard Niyondiko

Founder - Faso Soap project
Gérard Niyondiko, a Burundian chemist and engineer, is the initiator of the "Faso Soap" project. He is working on the development of a mosquito-repellent soap that can protect African populations from malaria.

Inoussa Maïga

Journalist / Producer
Journalist and consultant since 2008, Inoussa Maiga is involved in agricultural and rural development issues. He aims to do journalism differently and has launched Agribusiness TV.

Marie Korsaga

A graduate of the University of Ouagadougou, Marie Korsaga is a doctoral student in Astrophysics between the University of Cape Town in South Africa and the University Aix-Marseille in France.

Thomas Granier

Founder - Association Voûte Nubienne (Nubian Vault)
A craftsman, largely self-taught and great traveler, Thomas Granier founded the Nubian Vault Association in 2000. He was awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation in 2012 and Knight of the National Order of Merit in 2014

Organizing team


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Clovis Tougma
  • Madina SORE