My Presentation @ Yale university (Youth,Conflict& Governance in Africa)


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My Presentation @ Yale University.
Youth, Conflict & Governance in Africa
Friday, 2/28 and Saturday, 3/1 • 10 Sachem, Room 105

This workshop is convened to assess how young people are currently changing the nature of governance in Africa. Youth are capitalizing on new mechanisms for interaction: the deregulation of internet, phone, global television, and social media communication has profoundly altered the political terrain. This is especially true in conflict settings, where youth can drive overt political violence. To break new ground, the workshop will integrate analysis across anthropology, media studies and communication, politics and economics, fields that have been working largely in parallel rather than in collaboration.

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  • 1984: Conference is started by Richard Saul Wurman. Essentially a dinner party for people interested in technology, entertainment, design2002: Conference was purchased by Chris Anderson. Housed under a non-profit with a new mission making the conference more open and ideas worth spreading2006: Talks were made available the first time through podcasts
  • 2007: The website was formally launched2008: The Open Translation Project was launched – given anyone the ability to translate TED talks2009: TEDx was born
  • Our Sudan was a unique endeavor, a film made in Sudan, by Sudanese, for Sudanese with money raised not from international donor agencies but through an online campaign targeting the Sudanese diaspora and through the in kind support and professional expertise of local companies and NGOs including DAL Group, In the City, Sudia and Jafro records. The project drew on a cast and crew of thirty volunteers, recording two films (one in Arabic and one in English) in under two months and providing an opportunity for a group of young Sudanese to work together, forge friendships based on shared endeavor, learn the skills of film making and project management and produce something that we are all deeply proud of. All of this in the challenging and difficult environment. The equipment bought for the film is going to be donated to TEDx Khartoum and we now have a team with skills and experience in film making. So not only did you support an exciting new film but you invested in Sudan’s future. . Since the release of the English version of Our Sudan on 6th of June 2013 the film has been viewed over 63,000 times and continues to be watched by hundreds of people every day. The Arabic version released in early August has clocked over 8000 viewings and counting. Meaning that together the Our Sudan films have in only a few short months been viewed by over 70,000 people. We have had dozens of messages public and private from Sudanese; young and old; saying how much the film meant to them, reminding them of the countries potential and its promise. A young woman inspired to come back and serve her country, a film maker moved to share his vision and Sudanese activists in Washington DC setting up their own project to remind Sudanese in America to think more positively about Sudan.... are just a few of the stories we have heard.Last week we received the final installment of the Our Sudan project - T-shirts, posters and CDs - courtesy of the support and sponsorship of the DAL group. These will be used to thank the people who invested in the project financially and temporally and will be posted to our supporters all around the world. Few did more to make this project happen than you and as small token of our appreciation we will be sending you all a package of thanks. Once again. Thank you...... Thank you.Stay strong and speak soon
  • Shout out to TEDxKhartoum at TED2011. February 28 - March 4, Long Beach, CA. Credit: James Duncan Davidson / TED
  • My Presentation @ Yale university (Youth,Conflict& Governance in Africa)

    1. 1. Multitasking (Yes &…) • • • • • • • Anwar F.A. Dafa-Alla, Interests … Computer Scientist/Privacy in Data Mining & Big Data researcher . Yes & …. TED Volunteer (translator/Arabic language coordinator) Yes &… Online Content innovator /Content Enriching strategist. Yes &… TEDxKhartoum & TEDxYouth@Khartoum Founder Education/Research advocate. (Former Shadow Minister) Yes &… U.S. sanctions on Sudan (Education & Knowledge access) Yes & … Corruption fighter in Sudan Yes &… Twitter: @AnwarKing
    2. 2. But, • I’m not the prime of my time in Sudan! • There are many extraordinary people out there who can’t make it to “Exist”. • Lack of opportunity for the majority in Sudan.
    3. 3. My Online Activism 700,000 + Views on YouTube In 2008
    4. 4. PEACE & the ongoing online war for/Against… ? Julian Assange John Snowden Anonymous
    5. 5. DRONES & New tools for surveillance…& Killings! “We are not alone” Your Privacy is in DANGER!
    6. 6. End of 2010 • TED translations to break the language barrier driven by the idea of finding the “next Einstein “. • TEDx : Promote positive thinking, break the sense of Isolation+ Space for community + Expression, Self-esteem • One Laptop Per Child = One Education Per Child.
    7. 7. My Offline Activity/sm Sudanese Researchers Initiative
    8. 8. TED… Technology Entertainment Design
    9. 9. The history of TED 1984 2002 2006
    10. 10. The history of TED x = Independently Organized TED Event 2007 2008 2009
    11. 11. statistics … 1300+ talks available online 1 Billion +views 10,000+ volunteer translators, Representing 125 languages 40,000+ translations [*As of Oct 2013]
    12. 12. TED Open Translation Project (one reason why TEDTalks are popular)
    13. 13. TEDx (Another reason why TEDTalks are Types: • Standard Event, • Youth Event, • Simulcast Event (Live Event) • Corporate Event, • TEDx-Women Event, • TEDx-Salon Event, popular ) • • • • • • • TEDx-University Event TEDx-Teachers Event, TEDx-Library Event, ED Event, TEDx-Cinema Event TEDx-in-a-Box Event TEDxCity2.0 Event
    14. 14. Licensee, Curat or = Volunteers on team = Hired help = Team Communications Speakers Production Event Manager Sponsorship Ticketing & Registration Volunteer Management Media Research Staging Catering/Food Partner & Funder Recrutiment Invitation List Recruitment Web Design Review Video Venues Special Events Social Media Presentation Design Post Production Hotel Donor Relations Writers: Copy & Content Coaching Video Additional Distribution Special Events Gift Bag Promotionals Attendee Application Attendee Selection Ticketing (EventBrite) Vetting & Selection Application & Training Follow-up & Thankyous Translation& Interpretation Transportation /Concierge Live Stream Follow up Support (Namebadges, exceptions) "Thank you's" Rainier Best practice from TEDx
    15. 15. TEDx in Sudan • TEDxKhartoum License was guaranteed on November 2010 to Dr. Anwar Dafa-Alla from TED. • Planning & Community Development started November 2010 Online through social media (Facebook). • First meeting held in Khartoum on January 7th, 2011
    16. 16. TEDx events in Sudan (2011~ Date) • 25 TEDx events was organized so far • Very High Youth engagement (62% of Sudan 35 M population are Youth) • More women TEDx organizers than men • More women TEDx speakers than men • More women attendees than men • Mostly in Khartoum area, but there is : TEDxWadMadani . TEDxPortSudan – • Planning for TEDxObied Failed to organize TEDxAlfashir & TEDxNiala (Security issues)
    17. 17. TEDx events in Sudan 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. TEDxKhartoum 2011 (Who We Are?) April 2011 (Standard event) TEDxYouth@Khartoum 2011 (Yes, You(th) Can Be the Change) November 2011 (Youth event) TEDxKhartoumChange April 5th , 2012 livestream of (TEDxChange organized by The Gates Foundation) TEDxKhartoum 2012, (Theme: Positive Thinking) April 28, 2012 TEDxKhartoum Standard event TEDxYouth@Khartoum 2012 (Turn On the Lights) November 17th, 2012 (Youth event) - TEDxKhartoumWomen 2012 (Claiming Our Space) December 1st , 2012 (Women event) Licensee
    18. 18. 2013 11- TEDxKhartoum 2013 (Knowledge Into Action) May 11th , 2013 (Standard) 12- TEDxSUST (Follow Your Passion) June 1st , 2013 (University of Sudan) – Licensee (Yahia M. Elamin, TEDxKhartoum 2012 speaker) 13- TEDxKhartoumLive June , 2013 (Live event) – Licensee (Nada Hafiz, TEDxKhartoum 2013 PR team member)
    19. 19. 2013 - TEDxUniversityOfKhartoum 2013 (The New Chapter) November , 2013 (University) – Licensee (Sajida Elmahi Elkabbashi, TEDxYouth@Khartoum 2011,2012 team member) - TEDxIUA 2013 International University of Africa (It’s Colorful) November , 2013 (University) - TEDxKhartoumED (Lesson Learned) November 30th , 2013 (Education event) – Licensee (Omer Elimam, TEDxKhartoum 2013 speakers team member)
    20. 20. TEDx Khartoum 2011 Speakers
    21. 21. TEDx Khartoum 2011 initiatives • Khartoum Profile (Enriching the Sudanese Internet contents) • TEDx Khartoum Android App • Contribution to TEDx community – Translation of TEDx resources into Arabic
    22. 22. BEST of : TEDx Stage Design Ammar Haggar : Artist
    23. 23. TEDx Youth@Khartoum 2011 Speakers
    24. 24. Content on Youtube
    25. 25. TEDxYouth@Khartoum Organizers TEDx youth@Khartoum 2011 Organizers
    26. 26. Represented the Sudanese Youth at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Doha, April 2012
    27. 27. 2012 Speakers
    28. 28. Our Sudan: Tarig Hilal @ TEDxKhartoum, A week pick by TEDx Editorial team
    29. 29. 10 TEDxTalks every American should watch before Election Day
    30. 30. Our Sudan
    31. 31. TEDxKhartoum 2012: Siham Taha Almujamar : Gada Award, Went most emailed on youtube
    32. 32. Turn On The Lights! th, 17 November 2012 Alsalam Rotana Hall, Khartoum, Sudan
    33. 33. TEDx Youth@Khartoum 2012 Speakers
    34. 34. TEDxYouth 2012 Organizers Youtube list: 3B346ACFA&feature=view_all TEDx youth@Khartoum 2012 Organizers
    35. 35. TEDxKhartoumLive , TED 2013 NTC tower, Khartoum Sudan 
    36. 36. TEDx Khartoum 2013 initiatives
    37. 37. TEDx Khartoum 2013 Speakers
    38. 38. TEDx Khartoum 2013 initiatives • Video Production • Contributions • Stage designed by (TED Prize winner) • Book (Tasneem Dahab) • T-Shirt (Sudanese greetings) • Donate Knowledge Wikipedia
    39. 39. TEDxKhartoum 2013 team
    40. 40. However, TEDx is sustainable in Sudan • De-centralized, Independently organized, Community oriented, Reasonably easy to do in a short time • Benefits for individual : Networking, attachment , PR, leverage, recognition for volunteers certificate of appreciation, personal development, Job seeking, Training/Scholarships hunting, connections with Sudanese in diaspora, etc…
    41. 41. TEDx Conference Expats Conference
    42. 42. Challenges/Obstacles • Government interruption & Online censorship • Individuals fear of self expression (under suppressive government/ “conservative” community). • Lack of access due to U.S. Sanctions on Sudan – Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). – Can’t buy /get access to electronic components . • Do-It-Yourself (DYI) . • Online payment & Job creation – Mobile Online tools (7 Million + internet users , mostly
    43. 43. Sudanese government use of Hacking Team’s RCS spyware against activists Italian technologies sold only for governments!
    44. 44. Find TEDxKhartoum online Web: , Twitter: @TEDxKhartoum (3,368 FOLLOWERS) Facebook: (9400+ Fans) Flickr: TEDxKhartoum (6,000 + pictures) Wiki: (Lesson learned/Best practice Blog: (Contribute) Contact:
    45. 45. Thank you