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Theme: Yikre* (*Rise or Takeoff in mooré language)

This event occurred on
December 10, 2018
Ouagadougou, Kadiogo
Burkina Faso

The first edition of TEDxKoulouba allowed us to "Get Out of the box". The various speakers have told us about how they got rid of the pitfalls that predestined them from every point of view, from failure or from any other trajectory. Getting out of the box is not an end in itself; on the contrary, it is a starting point for opening up to new horizons and exploring greater possibilities. We left the box, it's now time to takeoff...
Various speaker will share strong and innovative ideas which could have an impact of our Burkinabè context and at the same time interesting for audiences abroad

Canal Olympia Yennenga
Rond Point des Martyrs, Quartier de Ouaga 2000, Ouagadougou
Ouagadougou, Kadiogo, 1173
Burkina Faso
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Ali Traore

TRAORE Ali aka Ali Ponré 1st, is a comedian, singer and comedian living with a disability. Promoter of the "Grand Prix of Inclusion", he is the Founder of the association "Handi Pro", a group of people working for the promotion and well being of people with disabilities. He confirmed his talent on several national scenes

Aline Tou / Salambéré

Aline Tou / Salembéré is a teacher in public management at the School of Administration of Quebec in Canada, she writes a thesis on the value shock in international cooperation. she is heavily involved in an NGO for the safeguarding and enhancement of African cultural heritage.

Bintou Marie Ruth Diallo

Sociologist, specialized in development and socio-economic changes and Business Administrator. Leadership Trainer, and Behavior Change and Conference Facilitator. Associate Consultant to TallMedia and Director of Afrika Tomorrow.

Bobson Coulibaly

Bobson Coulilbaly is a lawyer specializing in commercial law and mining law. She advises many multinationals accross the wordl. She is also very involved in the promotion of women and the achievement of gender equity.

Geneviève Zabré

Geneviève Zabré is Burkinabè, she was born and raised in Abobo in Ivory Coast. She had a very happy childhood, marked by a taste for adventure and innovation. Teacher at Ouaga University I Pr Ki Zerbo where she did all her academic career, she is currently a Doctor in Physiology and Animal Health. She has worked in various fields of research particularly in forestry where she is master trainer in cashew nut grafting, phytopathology, computer science, etc. More recently she has been interested in global warming by ruminants (how to reduce the greenhouse gases that heat our planet using a simple method). She is 2018 laureate of the prize "my thesis in 180 seconds". A career rather classical and agitated at the time.

Léandre Guigma

Léandre Guigma is an architect and urban planner. His academic and professional career takes him flying from city to city, country to country and continent to continent to learn, understand and share local knowledge for the benefit of the universal.

Palobdé Emilie Kyedrebeogo

CEO of a start-up
Palobdé Emilie KYEDREBEOGO holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration MBA from the University of Moncton (Canada) with 16 years of experience in the field of Finance and Operations Management in international NGOs. She is the founder and CEO of a start-up that contributes to improving menstrual hygiene management for girls and women through washable sanitary napkins.

Philippe Arnold

French native, dagara of adoption, Philippe ARNOLD is an ecologist who has devoted most of his activities to the protection of the environment, out of respect for Mother Earth ... Today, he contributes to enhance the enormous potentialities , food and sanitary security issue, of the "tree of paradise", Moringa oleifera

Vladimir Sawadogo

CEO founder of a start-up
Vladimir is a young Burkinabe computer engineer. He is the co-founder of an award winning start-up. specialized in creating digital solutions in everyday life He is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation and has a strong conviction that the Africa of tomorrow will be that of entrepreneurs who will breathe new wind into the exploitation of its wealth and its values.

Organizing team


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Madina SORE
  • Nasser SOURWEMA
    Team member