I’m happy to announce that I’ve been selected for a fellowship to take part in TEDGlobal this June in Arusha, Tanzania. It feels a little like I won the lottery to tell you the truth. There weren’t that many handed out, so I feel humbled to have been given the opportunity to spend some time talking with some of Africa’s great minds.
This is the first TED conference to take place in Africa, and if it’s like any other TED it will be phenomenal. I’m not sure how many of you watch their videos, but they are some of the best on the web for ideas and thought leadership.
This conference is coming at a pivotal time for Africa’s technological future. I have friends, like Ory Okolloh (Kenyan Pundit), who will be speaking and am excited to have the chance to talk to others who are doing the incredible in very challenging situations, like H Chinery-Hesse.
You can be assured that I’ll be blogging the event – hopefully the conference’s wireless network will be up to the challenge.
[NOTE: Rafiq has started a list of Fellowship attendees]