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TEDxYouth@CapeTown - Litha Maqungo - Connecting for Change

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Published on Jun 25, 2012

Litha Maqungo is a fifteen year old environmental activist who's a Consider Us ambassador and 50|50 youth presenter. Having attended COP15 at the age of 13 and represented the youth in a room of influential decision makers in Copenhagen. She later went on to have lunch at the president's house, attend COP17 and come up with the idea to have well-known group Freshlyground re-write their hit song 'Doo be Doo' for COP17. She believes the youth are the future of Africa and it's time we all come together for change.

We're all connected not only as Africans but as individuals all over the world. In order for us to achieve change and sustainable development in Africa we need to use our connectivity. I'll be talking about how I've seen connectivity in action in Copenhagen and also in my work as a 50|50 presenter. I'll also be talking about how connectivity is the tipping point for every big idea. It's time for change to become a global phenomenon.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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