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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x192 Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò: Why Africa must become a center of knowledge again
TV-PG

  • 2017-09-19T05:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

How can Africa, the home to some of the largest bodies of water in the world, be said to have a water crisis? It doesn't, says Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò -- it has a knowledge crisis. Táíwò suggests that lack of knowledge on important topics like water and food is what stands between Africa's current state and a future of prosperity. In a powerful talk, he calls for Africa to make the production of knowledge within the continent rewarding and reclaim its position as a locus of learning on behalf of humanity.

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