TEDxJohannesburgSalon: Surviving Pandemics
Many countries here in Africa were inadequately equipped to withstand the shock of the coronavirus pandemic.
While the continent was not unique in this regard, and has evidently done better than expected, COVID-19 has exposed an apparent need for the people of Africa to strengthen their capacity to collect data, innovate appropriate solutions, and support programs that address the shortcomings. Doing so could ensure that when the next pandemic comes, African populations can be more certain of their prospects of surviving it without having to endure economic collapse and large-scale loss of life.
TEDxJohannesburg, along with a select few events in Brazil, Nigeria, and India, has teamed up with TEDx and Skoll Foundation to explore the issues and see how local communities around the world are responding to the challenges, in their respective contexts.
On Thursday 3 December 2020, TEDxJohannesburg hosts a virtual deep dive with local innovators and social entrepreneurs who are leading the way, and stepping up to the challenge.
Confirmed speakers include the following:
Gustav Praekelt | Technologist, founder & chairman of Praekelt Group
Dr. Anatole Manzi (Rwanda, USA) | Public health specialist, Aspen New Voices fellow
Shaneel Bachoo | Research & insights specialist
Luba Kassova (Bulgaria, UK) | Co-founder of AKAS, audience strategy expert
Prof. Justin Jonas | Technologist, technical advisor for the National Ventilator Project
Stacey Rozen | Interdisciplinary designer, illustrator, expressive arts practitioner & craftivist
Mia Malan | Journalist, founding editor-in-chief of Bhekisisa
Mervyn Abrahams | Researcher, economic justice advocate
Liabo Setho | Journalist, TV presenter, economics reporter
Danjuma Adda (Nigeria) | Hepatitis patient advocate, Aspen New Voices fellow
Saad Uakkas (Morocco) | Final year medical student, global health advocate
Laura Grant | Data journalist
Alastair Otter |Data journalist
Kabelo Motlhomi |Violinist
Prof. Wendy Stevens | Principal investigator of iLEAD
Prof. Lynn Morris | Interim executive director of the NICD
We invite you to join us.
|Age restriction||Family friendly|
|Refund policy||No refunds|