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Ideas worth spreading....

Each year, thousands come together for the TED Conference - a gathering devoted to discussion of ideas.  As an organization that is committed to acheiving the Millennium Development Goals, I was particularly interested in TED's theme talks on Africa.  The following two women stood out to me as amazing story-tellers. 

Jacqueline Novogratz discusses the use of capital and investors must listen to the needs of local people.  Watch here.

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I also had a chance to listen to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (pictured above) who is the former Finance Minister of Nigeria.  Her discussion of aid effectiveness and its impact on her family is incredibly moving.  Watch here.

 

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