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Theme: A new dawn in Africa

This event occurred on
June 2, 2019
Nairobi, Nairobi

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, #TEDxStateHouseRoad is a self-organized event that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Do you ever wonder how Africa will look like 50 years to come? One thing is for sure; our population keeps increasing and with technology the wheels have been set in motion and the potential emergence of African countries as potential economic hub is underway. The question is. Can Africa translate its huge potential from human resource, to the rich natural resources into economic development and improved quality of life? While our leadership is still stuck where we were 50 years ago. The young generation
is embracing technology by founding revolutionary companies and creating change.
Can Africa jump the series and create wealth in the world through technology-based and knowledge-based industries. While there are a lot of positives, these changes are uprooting the traditional social fabric and creating new power structures.

Much remains unknown and the story is still unfolding, that’s why through the spirit of ideas worth spreading, At TEDxStateHouseRoad event, our speakers will combine to spark deep discussion on the theme a new Dawn for Africa, with a live audience of 100 people. We believe that a platform to share stories and spread ideas of transformation in much of Africa can bring mostly positive results. Join us and listen to inspiring speakers share their vision of change. Our guiding principle for this platform is to preserve your intent and to maintain a story’s look and feel whenever possible.

2nd Floor, Africa Alliance of YMCAs Building
2nd Floor
Nairobi, Nairobi, 0100
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Aya Grace

Thought Leader, Public speaker and Holistic Wellness Consultant
Aya Grace is an Inspirational and Informative Public Speaker, a Mental, Emotional and Spiritual health Researcher and Practitioner, an Intuitive Catalyst, a Holistic Wellness Consultant, a Poet and Writer, a Content Creator, a Performance Artist, a Voice Over Talent and an Event Organizer.

Cyril Michimo

Founder & Content Development Lead at
Cyril is an Entrepreneurial Leadership and African Studies graduate from African Leadership Academy and Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania from 2018 to 2019. Currently works as the founder and lead developer for, an e-learning startup promoting the understanding of Blockchain technology and its applications globally

Dayan Masinde

Relationship and Marriage Counselor
Dayan Masinde is a relationship and marriage counsellor who helps individuals heal and understand themselves and walks with men and women towards building strong relationships and families through practical steps and support. Together with his wife Akello Oliech, he has written numerous books including MOTO MOTO COUPLE, MANHOOD SERIES, WOMANHOOD SERIES, GOOD SEX BAD SEX and MY PRAYER STRATEGY, a 60 day prayer guide for couples. As a couple, they also impact lives through Facebook Groups and Pages tailored for relationships. One called SINGLE & SAVED with over 140,000 members that prepares singles for marriage and helps them find themselves and maximize their singlehood, and MARRIED & SAVED for the married. Dayan uses online media and broadcast media partnering with SWITCH TV, Citizen TV, NTV and Standard Media Group to present fresh and relevant content to deal with today's relationship with self, spouse, partner, children and society.

Mueni Wambua

Authenticity Coach
Mueni Wambua is an Authenticity Coach and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. I am also a Pastor by calling and a teacher at heart. I am passionate about helping people navigate the changes and challenges of life in a manner that is true to who they are, protects their dignity and honors God. I am the founder of Treasure in Jars of Clay and under this organisation I run The Well. This is a 10-week programme that helps people who have gone or are going through divorce / separation to get to a place of recovery and get clarity to move forward by discovering a new normal and also create new supportive communities. She also helps those who are in difficult relationships have crucial conversations first with themselves and then with their partners.

Peter Mugendi

Founder and Chief executive officer | Zaka international Kenya
Peter is passionate about seeing businesses in Africa solve the most pressing challenges the continent faces through activation of faith in the marketplace. He is the founding director not only of Zaka International, an integrated peer-to-business lending platform, but also of Africa Council for Accreditation and Accountability (AfCAA). He is the immediate former national director for Transformational Business Network (TBN), an impact investment network. Previously served as CEO of Remu Microfinance Bank, CEO of VisionFund Kenya, and has held senior management positions at Barclays Africa and Sidian Bank. He holds an MBA,Finance from the University of Nairobi, a Global Executive Master of Business Administration from IESE Business School (Barcelona), and has completed executive education at Harvard Business School (USA) and Frankfurt School of Germany

Wanjugu Gichuru

Founder, WiredGlobal
Wanjugu Gichuru is a dynamic and passionate leader, trainer and mentor of women and the youth. She is a seasoned life coach, and the founder and Director of WIRED Global that has the mission of raising radical influencers of society. She has mastered the skills on how to take the individual from a place of discontentment, state of purposeless living and being disconnected from their true purpose to a level of being connected to their purpose, the right relationships, platform and actively engaging visionary changemaking

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