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Published on May 20, 2015
Mogadishu Deputy Mayor Iman Icar shares what Mogadishu was like when he arrived, and the progress made over the past 5 years. But there's still a long way to go, and at the center of this must be the youth. We need to direct their energy into positive rebuilding before it's too late.
Iman Icar served with the Benadir Regional Administration as the Deputy Mayor of Mogadishu, working on the redevelopment of the city with a long term vision. Iman believes that to transform the city it is essential to transform the minds of residents. “I realized one day how we could not do our jobs because we were all traumatized. People would just fight and hurt and undermine one another,” he said.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx