TEDxLilongwe Programme

Session One

Henry KachajeEntrepreneurship: The “missing” key Henry Kachaje explores a beautiful and economically prosperous future for Malawi built with the the power of Entrepreneurship.
Maria HaralambidouMission Possible: Economic empowerment via design in Malawi Maria Haralambidou looks at the power of rural artisans and market access as a way of economic empowerment for Malawi.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Want to help Africa? Do business here (TED talk) We know the negative images of Africa -- famine and disease, conflict and corruption. But, says Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, there's another, less-told story happening in many African nations: one of reform, economic growth and business opportunity.
Masankho BandaThe the boy who didn't fit (Kuno si kwanu) Masankho Banda will be telling a traditional story called "The the boy who didn't fit" "Kuno si kwanu" The story will be followed by singing and dancing with the theme. Seeing each other with our heart and not just our eyes.

Session Two

Chitsanzo Lamba-IsaacThe Architecture Student and the CityMalawi is at a unique point in its urban development. Chitsanzo Lamba-Isaac talks about why we need to have designed cities and uses examples of students projects.
Stewart BrandSquatter cities are development (TED Talk)Environmentalist and futurist, Stewart Brand is an American writer, best known as editor of the Whole Earth Catalog. He founded a number of organisations, including The WELL, the Global Business Network, and the Long Now Foundation.
Edmond KachaleComputer Interaction in Chichewa In this talk, Edmond Kachale highlights the importance of indigenous languages and his experiences localising software into Chichewa.
Peter DiamandisAbundance is our future (TED Talk) Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism -- that we'll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. "I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.”
Jeffrey Tillius Why do we wait until a crisis happens? Jeffrey Tillus offers his perspective on why we wait until a health crisis happens by comparing experiences in the health systems of Haiti, Malawi and Rwanda.
Rachel Sibande SMS technology for agricultural development SMS technology has great potential to improve agricultural development in Malawi. Rachel Sibande shares her experiences and the challenges of implementing SMS technologies in Malawi.

Session Three

William KamkwambaWilliam and the WindmillWhen he was just 14 years old, Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba built his family an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts, working from rough plans he found in a library book.
Seodi WhiteMaking the Law work for women Seodi White looks at the tensions between laws and customs in Malawi and how previous and current laws can lead to the dispossession of widows.
Heather Lulu MasekoA leap into the perfect "green" future Heather talks about the importance of individual actions to reduce climate change and that we can each ‘be the change we wish to see’.
Brene BrownThe power of vulnerability (TED talk) Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
Ellen DohertyInside Out Malawi Inside Out is a people’s art project that won the TED Prize in 2011. In this talk, Ellen Doherty shares her experiences working on the photography project in Malawi.

Session Four

Qabaniso "Q" MaleweziThe six personas of spoken word poetry Qabaniso “Q” Malewezi shares two live performances and details the creative processes that sit at the heart of his craft.
Steve SharraWhy I still believe in the rebirth Why do we focus on our brightest? Steve Sharra believes Malawi should support all students, not just those at the top of the class.
Sugata Mitra Build a school in the cloud (TED Prize) Sugata Mitra made his bold TED Prize wish, to help him design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud.
Godfrey MasauliNdizotheka Godfrey had a dream that a lot of people said was not possible, to become Malawi's first paraglider pilot.


TEDxLilongwe is finished for 2013, but were working to get all the videos from the event up online, you can see them here