This is a mockup. Publish to view how it will appear live.
TEDxJohannesburg Salon: 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.
See our schedule:
11:00-12:30 | SESSION 1
Mia Malan | Journalist, founding editor-in-chief of Bhekisisa
Shaneel Bachoo | Research & insights specialist
Prof. Wendy Stevens | Principal investigator of iLEAD
Prof. Justin Jonas | Technologist, technical advisor for the National Ventilator Project
Kabelo Motlhomi |Violinist
Danjuma Adda (Nigeria) | Hepatitis patient advocate, Aspen New Voices fellow
Stacey Rozen | Interdisciplinary designer, illustrator, expressive arts practitioner & craftivist
Laura Grant & Alastair Otter | Data journalists
12:30-12:45 | Q&A
12:45-14:15 | SESSION 2
Gustav Praekelt | Technologist, founder & chairman of Praekelt Group
Liabo Setho | Journalist, TV presenter, economics reporter
Dr. Anatole Manzi (Rwanda, USA) | Public health specialist, Aspen New Voices fellow
Saad Uakkas (Morocco) | Final year medical student, global health advocate
Kabelo Motlhomi | Violinist
Luba Kassova (Bulgaria, UK) | Co-founder of AKAS, audience strategy expert
Mervyn Abrahams | Researcher, economic justice advocate
Prof. Lynn Morris | Principal medical scientist in the Centre for HIV and STIs at the NICD
14:15-14:30 | Q&A
We invite you to join us.
Free Virtual Event
Thursday 3 December 2020