TEDx Nairobi Event


NAIROBI, Kenya, October 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Showcasing why investing in natural capital is critical to the future we want.

 

WHAT: TEDx Nairobi 2013

 

WHEN: Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The event will run from 2:00pm to 7:00pm (Nairobi Time)

 

WHO: You can expect intriguing and inspiring talks from the following speakers – amongst others –

 

Achim Steiner – UNEP, Executive Director & Under-Secretary-General of the UN

Peter Lee – Executive Director, Global Forest Watch Canada

Martha Corzo – Champion of the Earth

Prof. VirgilioViana – CEO, Fundaçãoamazonassustentável

 

WHERE: The World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) in Gigiri, Narobi, Kenya

 

REGISTRATION: To register, go to http://tedxnairobi.com/2013-registration/ and fill in the online registration form by October 25th 2013. The event is strictly restricted to the first 300 participants to have registered online.

 

CONTACTS: UNEP Newsdesk, contact: GeraldineDeblon, Information Officer, Tel: +254 723 558 904, Email: Geraldine.deblon@unep.org

 

OTHER: Registered participants will not be allowed to film or to ask questions during the talks, however this will be allowed during the cocktail party organized after the session. For more information, go to http://tedxnairobi.com/or call +254 789 326 590.

 

TEDx Nairobi 2013: The City Rebooted

 

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design – three areas that are collectively shaping our future. TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. TEDTalks have reached over a billion views through ted.com, enlightening audiences worldwide with their powerful ideas. TEDxNairobi operates under a license from TED and is a self-organized event that creates a platform for international and local speakers to bring the TED experience to Nairobi.

 

The theme for TEDxNairobi 2013 is ‘The City Rebooted” and it encourages our audience reflect on how to build resilient cities. We want to re-imagine how our cities can become stronger in ways which create bridges across the rural-urban divide, reduce conflict over shared resources and support vulnerable communities across the world. The City Rebooted is an opportunity for some of our sharpest leaders and visionaries from Kenya and around the world to tell us how to make that happen.

 

SOURCE

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


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