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Meeting the Inventors

There are two individuals here at TEDGlobal that it has been a great honor to meet. They are inventors, on the ground in Africa, creating solutions that will work in their area. These are great success stories that need to be celebrated, encouraged and supported.

William Kamkwamba was 14 when he found a tattered old book that taught how to build a windmill. This was a big deal, seeing as his small village in Malawi had no electricity. The generator, made from old bicycle parts and PVC piping powers his families lights and radios. (original coverage on AfriGadget with images)

William Kamkwamba

Moussa Keita is staying at my hotel, so I’ve had the pleasure of spending a good deal of time with him. Moussa worked with Geekcorps on a project building a CanTV in Mali. (see original coverage on Geekcorps, and watch the video)

Moussa Keita

(more images of TEDGlobal on Flickr)

2 Comments

  1. We too are very proud of Moussa. He is an enduring success for IESC Geekcorps and proof that something as simple as BottleNet or CanTV creates employment:
    http://www.geekcorps.org/2006/12/bottlenet-how-skills-transfer/

  2. Hip Hip Hooray

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