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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x151 Robert Neuwirth: The age-old sharing economies of Africa -- and why we should scale them
TV-PG

  • 2018-05-17T05:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

From rides to homes and beyond, we're sharing everything these days, with the help of digital tools. But as modern and high-tech as the sharing economy seems, it's been alive in Africa for centuries, according to author Robert Neuwirth. He shares fascinating examples — like apprenticeships that work like locally generated venture capital and systems for allocating scarce water — and says that if we can propagate and scale these models, they could help communities thrive from the bottom up.

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