James Habyarimana, co-founder of gui2de, was invited by TEDx Georgetown to speak about gui2de’s road safety project in Kenya. The project was made possible by a grant from USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures (DIV). You can watch the video here.
“This year we really wanted the ethos of the event to be very reflective of Georgetown,” said Z. Michael Wang, co-organizer of TEDxGeorgetown. “TEDx happens everywhere and rather than just inviting ‘the coolest people’ to come to the university to speak, we wanted to be really reflective of what the university stands for.”
The event was co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Lecture Fund, the Office of the President, University Information Services and the College.
TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, is a nonprofit organization that invites speakers to give 18-minute lectures and then posts video recordings online.
“We’re focusing on the impact that these people have in the world,” said Jamie Sharp (C’15), student chair and co-organizer of TEDxGeorgetown. “These are people who are making a difference actively whether it’s through the example they set or the changes they made to themselves but also the real impact on communities … across the nation and the globe.”