TEDxEuston 2011! – London 26 November

Date: Saturday 26th November 2011, 10am-9pm
Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

For a third year, TEDxEuston will aim to reflect ideas and inspired thinking of a new generation of African thinkers and leaders, positive about their continent and confident in their ability to shape its future.

The speakers are all committed to engaging in an active and meaningful manner with the African continent.

TEDxEuston is licensed by TED, and like all TED events, is run as a not-for-profit event. It is organised by an entirely volunteer group of African professionals. Our speakers are carefully selected to reflect the diversity of thinking and action on the continent from the arts, business communities and the public sector.

This year we present another incredible line-up of speakers spreading amazing ideas about Africa. You will not want to miss this!

Arnold Ekpe has been Group Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational, Inc., and its subsidiary, Ecobank Group since 2005. Mr. Ekpe is an Investment Professional of African Capital Alliance.

Rt. Hon Paul Boateng MP is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brent South from 1987 to 2005, and until recently the British High Commissioner to South Africa.

Toyin Saraki is the Founder of The WellBeing Foundation, a frontline maternal and child health focused Non-Governmental Organization in Nigeria. She was until recently the First Lady of Kwara State in the North Central Region of Nigeria.

Hadeel Ibrahim is the founding executive director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation which was established in 2006 to support African leadership.

Kayode Fayemi, is the Governor of Ekiti state in Nigeria. He was sworn in 3 years after the elections, after a protracted legal tussle which sometimes led to high drama within and outside the courts. Prior to his foray into partisan politics, Kayode Fayemi was Director of the Centre for Democracy.

Lola Shoneyin says that she spends exactly 7.673% of her life day-dreaming. Her best seller; “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” is set in modern-day Nigeria and is about four wives and one husband exploring the intricacies of family life.

Moky Makura is a TV presenter/producer, publisher, writer, actress and entrepreneur. She wrote the acclaimed book: ‘Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs’ and in In 2008, co-produced and presented a lifestyle TV series for MNet called “Living It”, about the lifestyle’s of Africa’s wealthy elite.

Jerome Okolo’s life story provides a vivid and personal illustration of the tumultuous and rapidly changing story of the second half of the 20th Century.

Herman Chinery-Hesse co-founded the SOFTtribe Limited, which has become the leading software house in Ghana and possibly West Africa. Herman’s current venture Black Star line (BSL), seeks to financially empower rural Africans via e-commerce via their webmall (www.shopafric53.com).

Kola Karim is the Chief Executive of Shoreline Energy International. Shoreline Energy International is a leading energy holding company operating in Africa with a diversified portfolio of holdings in Construction, Oil and Gas, Power, Telecommunications, Engineering, Manufacturing, Trading and Energy.

Helen Lieberman is the founder and Honorary President of Ikamva Labantu (The Future of our Nation), a South African grassroots organisation, constituted during the Apartheid years.

Femi Temowo is a guitarist ‘par excellence’. His latest project sees him in a Trio/Quartet setting where he is currently expanding on some of his ideas, experimenting with Nigerian folk sounds and jazz song form.

Kwame Kwei-Armah is a musician, playwright and actor who recently took over as artistic director of the largest regional theatre of Maryland, USA and has immediately started bringing this historical theatre back to life.

Paula Akugizibwe, a writer and activist, was born in Nigeria to parents of Rwandan and Ugandan origin and grew up largely in Southern Africa. She considers herself a happy pan-African nomad.


For more details on the speakers and how to register, go to our website: www.tedxeuston.com


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