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Speaking at TEDGlobal About AfriGadget

[note: this was written on Thursday of last week, but my site went down… I almost lost my mind. True story.]

Erik Hersman, Speaking at TEDGlobal

On Stage (more TEDGlobal pictures on Flickr)

I was given a moment to share some of the stories from AfriGadget here at TEDGlobal. Speaking in front of this group was a little unsettling, so I tried to prepare something that was both to the point and interesting.

My main point was this:

African’s are bending the little they have to their will, using creativity to overcome life’s challenges.

The examples on AfriGadget showcase African ingenuity, the type of ingenuity born of necessity.

I did a quick recap recording of what I said, or at least what I think I said, since it’s all a blur now…


  1. Hey! My big brother’s famouse!! I’m so proud!:) – really I am, no sarcasm this time.

    By the way, can I tell you how happy I am that your server is now working??? I was about to lose MY mind. Don’t ever leave again. 🙂

  2. Esther Ekoue Ekoue

    June 19, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    This is a presentation that inspired me a lot because i was like mininmising African ingeniuosity and not even mentioning those types of realisation.
    Now i can notice themn in my country and i can apreciate the authors at it real value.
    Thanks for opening my eyes.

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