TEDxEuston is an independently organized TEDx event that challenges conventional wisdom about Africa. TEDxEuston is an event that aims to reflect the ideas and inspired thinking of a new generation of African leaders, presenting to an audience committed to engaging and re-engaging in an active and meaningful manner with the continent. TEDxEuston is a TED-like event locally organised by a team of African professionals in the spirit of “ideas worth spreading”, devoted to leveraging the power of ideas to change the world. The events are cross-disciplinary with talks focused on changing attitudes, lives and ultimately the world.
TEDxEuston focuses on issues important to Africa and their objectives are to; Inspire a new generation of people to engage responsibly with Africa, bring together people that have found or are seeking innovative approaches for the continent’s challenges and foster an environment for embracing our passion for and commitment to the continent.
CHUDE JIDEONWO founder – The Future Project spoke on the office of the citizen. He was articulate and inspiring. He told his story with so much conviction that you could picture yourself in his tale and journey. I was inspired by his story and vision for his country and Africa as a whole as well as his effort at engaging and empowering young people. I was really moved!!!
In the words of the TEDxEuston curating team – Jideonwo took the stage TEDxEuston 2014 stage with a clear message: “In a democracy, the most important office is not that of the government, but that of the citizens.” Listening to Chude, you cannot help to believe that his story is at its beginning.
Watch his talk HERE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Oedf8ily2s. Send it to every young African you know, it may be the best present that you have ever given.