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Theme: City 2.0 - A day of urban inspiration

This event occurred on
October 13, 2012
3:00am - 3:00am EAT
(UTC +3hrs)

This year, for the first time ever, the TED Prize will not go to an individual, but to an idea on which our planet's future depends: THE CITY 2.0

TEDxKisumu is part of the City 2.0 theme of events happening around the world on October 13, 2012. On this day, TEDx communities around the world will host an event to share the powerful narratives of urban innovators and organizers, stewards and artists, builders and taste makers. This is a major global event for people interested in ideas and how it shapes our urban communities.

In unison, we'll share the stories of our beloved homes: Finding the bright spots, the creative adaptations, the transformative responses to injustice, seeking to know who is asking the most pressing questions or pioneering the most complex solutions among several issues. We will hear from thought-leaders advising governments, policy makers, artists, authors, and more.

We intend to go beyond the basics of efficient urban planning, stunning architecture, and robust infrastructure. We intend to explore the soul and identities of our cities in the future: what should the dominant cultural influences be? What kind of ideas will shape our cities and our lives? What kind of art will we celebrate? What kind of governance will we institute?

These are the fundamental issues that we will explore at TEDxKisumu, part of the global TEDxCity2.0 initiative with emphasis on Kisumu City as the millennium city.

Jumuia Guest House
Lumumba Road
Kisumu, 40100
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Julius Kuya

Julius Kuya is the micro-finance and entrepreneurship facilitator and project coordinator of Kipepeo Community Empowerment Program (KCEP) that empowers needy community groups to achieve quality livelihoods. In his talk he gives a compelling account on how Micro-credit are the wheels of community financial freedom.

Rachelle Strawther

Rachelle is an american who has been living in Kisumu for the last seven years. Currently she is the manager of Kisumu Youth Football Association and the secretary of Kiwanis club of Kisumu

Nixon Otieno

Nixon is the chairman and CEO of youth for sustainable development and a social entrepreneur working with young people to create social change.

Antony Ochieng

Antony is the CEO of Lake Victoria Tourism Association

Stanley Makumba

Stanely is a stand-up comedian living in Kisumu

Desai Ogada

Desai is an actor and comedian living in Kisumu

Organizing team


Kampala, Uganda


Nairobi, Kenya
  • Denis Nyakach
    Marketing & Promotion Manager
  • Ivraj Hayer
    Sponsorship & Event Manager
  • Dilraj Singh
    Events Coordinator- Sound and lighting
  • Keifer Kieya
    Events Coordinator- Registration
  • Jacob Omondi
  • Simeon Obwogo
  • Ivana Vrsanka