TED TALKS AFRICAN MILLENNIALS: Jan 29, 2016 22:05:53 GMT -5
Post by anansi on Jan 29, 2016 22:05:53 GMT -5
Changing the Destiny of African Science Students through Robotics? | Solomon King | TEDxKampala
Solomon explains how Fundi Bots is using Robotics in African schools to transform science education from theory into a fun and practical experience that prepares students better for school, gives them career advantage and empowers them to be community changemakers.
Solomon King Benge is passionate about design, business and technology. His ambitions revolve around fostering ideas and building products that enhance our interaction with both the physical and digital worlds through computer user interfaces and electronic hardware.
In 2011, he founded Fundi Bots, a robotics non-profit that aims to promote better education experiences, improved career prospects and real-world technological advancement in African high schools through training and experimentation in robotics, embedded control and artificial intelligence recognized by Google through a Google RISE grant in 2012, the BBC, Voice of America and Wired Magazine UK.
Fundi Bots was selected as a 2014 Echoing Green Fellow and a 2014 Ashoka Fellow. Echoing Green and Ashoka Fellowships
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Changing Africa's single story with science and technology: Regina Agyare at TEDxLabone
Regina is a lady with an incredible love for Technology. She talks about how the one-sided stories painted about Africa could be changed using science and technology as a means of social transformation.
Regina AGYARE is the founder and CEO of Soronko Solutions, a social enterprise which uses basic technology to drive human potential. From using technology to help persons with disasbilities integrate better in their communities to teaching girls in deprived communities coding, Regina and her works have been recognized globally and featured on many prominent platforms such as Apprentice Africa and Microsoft in Seattle. Her story was featured in the 'Lead In' page by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and in Impatient Optimist by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Regina is a fellow of the Apsen Institute New Voices, a Global Shaper of the Accra Hub of the World Economic Forum and a Change Leader with Tigo Reach for Change.
Africa Post-Colonial Development: Fatoumata Waggeh at TEDxGallatin
atoumata Waggeh is a graduate of the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her studies focused on how historical processes and broad structure colonialism and neo-colonialism have manifested in African underdevelopment and its placement on the periphery.
About New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Creativity, flexibility and rigor characterize the academic program of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. At Gallatin, students have the opportunity to combine the best of a small college experience with the best of a large research university. A Gallatin education is unique. The individualized structure of the program and its relationship to the rest of NYU are part of what makes the school so special. For more information visit gallatin.nyu.edu/
Education made the difference | Sunday Oliseh | TEDxEuston
SUNDAY OLISEH Sunday Oliseh always loved football. His career evolved from playing on the streets of Lagos to the Julius Berger FC, from where he was invited to Belgium to start an incredible professional career. At the club level, he was part of the famous Ajax team of the 1990′s with whom he won the league and cup double in 1998. He went on to have an illustrious career with Borussia Dortmund with whom he won the German league title and with Juventus F.C. Sunday Oliseh played 63 international matches for Nigeria. From 1994, he was also part of the team, many still consider Nigeria’s best ever that was crowned African champions, winning the title in a an emphatic manner against Zambia. This ushered Nigeria unto the world stage as a force to reckon with in world soccer. The team went on to take Nigeria to its first ever World Cup. Oliseh was a tough defensive midfielder but still scored four goals for Nigeria, and will be mostly remembered for scoring the winning goal; a cracker, in the group stage match against Spain in the 1998 World Cup, leading Nigeria to a historic 3–2 win. He went on to captain Nigeria for many years including during the during the 2002 African Cup of Nations. In 1996, Oliseh was again part of history as he was a key member of the team that Nigeria that won the Olympics gold medal for soccer. He was voted by the Confederation of African Football as the third best African player of the year in 1998. Today, he is one of the most respected voices on soccer and appears on several TV programmes around the world.
threesixtyGh - Bernice Dapaah, Executive Director of Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative
threesixtyGh visited the Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative production center in Toase and went behind the scene with Executive Director, Bernice Dapaah, and her team. Find out about the benefits of using bamboo and the future of GBBI.
This lady is more likely GenX than millennial but I'll add her for share creativity.