iHub By Jessica Colaco / September 20, 2010
What a TEDx weekend and weekstart!!!
On Saturday the 18th of September 2010 the fantabulous TEDxNairobi team (shown below) organised the 2nd TEDxNairobi event at the Louis Leakey Auditorium. The theme for this year was Green City in the Sun which and indeed in all its splendour it was a truly remarkable event.
The TEDxNairobi team assembled of line up of incredible speakers such as Dr. Ceasar Mwangi, Dr. James Nyoro, Julie Gichuru, Dr. Laila Macharia, among others… Here are some memorable qoutes from some of the speakers:
“Rebrand what is modern and cool and represents development ” – Dr. Laila Macharia
“We need to embrace Africa’s environmental competitive advantages, as well as technology” – Julie Gichuru
“We need to use ICT as an enabler of development, not just as a service.” Dr. James Nyoro
“To build a sustainable economy, we have to make sustainable choices based on VALUES” – Dr. Ceasar Mwangi
In other news, what a TEDx Weekstart – TEDxChange, all happening Nairobi’s Premier Innovation Hub – *iHub_ . Here is a recap of the talks that were streamed lived at the iHub.
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Jackson Musau at 07:25:23AM Saturday, September 25, 2010
Was a Great Event!
My recommendation for the next round would be to have a ‘mini Expo’ say from 10.00 – 13.00 on the material day. People could hire small desks to showcase their ideas. There are just too many ‘GREEN ideas’ out here, you will be shocked.
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