The TEDX NYARUGENGE Countdown Summit will bring together 1,000 Activists and community change drivers and everyone interested in climate change and the environment in a hybrid event at Kigali Marriott- Rwanda on 30th October 2021 under the Theme “Tackling Climate Change”. TEDx speakers will share a blueprint for a beautiful net-zero future. This plan – along with inspiring stories of local action – will be amplified by other TEDx Countdown prerecorded stories from around the world.
This year, we’re inviting the brightest thinkers and doers from Rwanda and around the world to gather in hybrid event format for the first-ever TEDx climate conference — a day of inspiring talks, collaboration, connections, and commitments to meaningful action for a better world.
Ahead of the pivotal 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the Countdown Summit will unveil some of the imaginative and scalable solutions that we’ll need to turn the tide on climate change and create a healthier and more equitable world for all.
A net-zero future is possible. That’s why we’re hosting this gathering for politicians, business leaders, policy makers, scientists, Indigenous leaders, artists, philanthropists, youth activists and others to organize and work together to make that future a reality.
The countdown is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.
The goal is to build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 in the race to a zero-carbon world – a world that is safer, cleaner, and fairer for everyone.
Organizations, public and private companies, citizens in Rwanda and beyond are invited and welcome to collaborate with us and act on climate. It is a movement open to everyone – and everyone has a vital role to play.
It’s clearer now than ever that climate can’t wait. There is a pathway out of this. We can change climate change. But it needs everyone’s urgent attention – including governments, civil society organizations, multilateral institutions, companies, cities, and you!
We are bringing together scientists, activists, entrepreneurs, urban planners, farmers, CEOs, investors, artists, government officials, and others to find the most effective, evidence-based ideas out there. Our goal is to identify and share/present the bold solutions that can be activated when people break out of their silos and rise to the challenge.
TEDx Nyarugenge Climate Change Countdown seeks to answer six fundamental, interconnected questions that help inform a blueprint for a cleaner future.
Questions/Issues to address at TEDx Nyarugenge Countdown
How rapidly can we switch to 100% clean power?
How can we upgrade the way we move people and things?
How can we re-imagine and re-make the stuff around us?
How can we spark a worldwide shift to healthier food systems?
How do we better protect and re-green the earth?
How can we attract and mobilize climate financing?
Two sessions of inspiring mainstage speakers, interviews, and performances – plus a few surprises.
We dive deeper into the key questions and the solutions shared by speakers, take master classes on specific areas of interest or work with your peers in small-group sessions guided by TED cycles format.
From impromptu encounters to in-depth conversations over Lunch, Participants will have plenty of opportunities to connect with other attendees from a wide variety of fields and disciplines – to meet, talk and learn.
Countdown Summit November 2021
We will share a blueprint for a beautiful net-zero future at a COP26 with global leaders. further amplified by hundreds of TEDx Countdown events around the world and a special global Livestream. These events will combine talks, case studies, and workshops — and celebrate new commitments made efforts in progress, and the people who are driving them.
While we’re optimistic about our ability to safely convene a hybrid event in Kigali this October, we’re also working to maximize health and safety by factoring in space for physical distancing, inviting vaccinated participants for physical participation, extra protective measures, and by following the advice of experts and government safety protocols.
Kigali, Ville de Kigali, KN
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.