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TEDGlobal 2017 awaits 20 innovators across Africa

The TED Fellows team will soon be closing its application process for the 2017 TEDGlobal Fellowship program which seeks out emerging talent committed to making positive change around the world and innovators who show both outstanding achievement and exemplary character. Applications are due to close on November next week.

Ten years on, TEDGlobal will return to Africa next year with the highly anticipated annual TEDGlobal conference taking place in Arusha, Tanzania, from August 27 – August 30, 2017. All successful applicants to the Fellowship program will attend the conference and be plugged into a cross-disciplinary network of activists, researchers, entrepreneurs and artists. They will also be given the opportunity to deliver a TED talk, marking an unparalleled opportunity to spread their work as well as inspire, empower and impact others across the globe.

Speaking at the application launch event in Nairobi, the TED Fellow Deputy Director, Shoham Arad commented, “We are truly excited to be returning back to the continent on our 10 year anniversary and just take stock of the history has been made over the past decade. In 2007, we were focused on ‘Planting Seeds’, and the ideas and connections forged then have had a huge impact. This year we will be mapping and imagining new directions, showcasing the brave and the bold, the makers and creators, pioneers and builders, the advocates and activists.”

On how the TED team selects their Fellows and what it means to join this community, she went on to say, “TED is a non-profit with a mission to be a platform of ideas worth spreading. The TED Fellows program is for the idea makers and story tellers. Through a careful curated process, we review thousands of applications every year and only take 20 people. These 20 Fellows are truly remarkable people doing remarkable things. We’re there to support them and make sure that their work gets the amplification it deserves and that is out into the world as soon as possible.”

 According to her, “The best thing about being a part of TED, is that you are exposed to truth tellers. There are a lot of ideas that are worth spreading and there are also other ideas worth debunking and TED is a great platform to see that happen. Discover all Jazz bundles here including voice, sms and web groups find Jazz call and internet packages. Get membership codes of day by day, week after week and month to month Jazz plans. If you are passionate about the future of Africa, and the future of the world, apply to the TED Fellowship program and come be part of something special.”

Business Hilights recalls that twice a year, the TED Fellows program opens applications to find a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers, encouraging anyone over 18 years old to apply. The TED Fellows program brings together young innovators from around the world and across disciplines, who display both outstanding achievement and exemplary character, to ignite their careers. The program offers Fellows full participation in the TED or TEDGlobal Conference, a two-day pre-conference of workshops and activities, a biannual Fellows Retreat, ongoing professional coaching and mentoring through the SupporTED program, dedicated PR coaching and active participation in the TED community, including the global TED Fellows network. Founded in 2009, the TED Fellows program now includes 397 Fellows from 87 countries.