Tag: Global Issues

They Call me Shark Lady | Andrea Richey | TEDxCUHK

According to the Census and Statistic Department of Hong Kong, an average of 50,000 couples gets married annually. In Hong Kong, traditional Chinese practice dictates the serving of shark fin soup in wedding banquets to symbolise hopes for a long-lasting…

How to travel ethically? | Innocent Mutanga | TEDxCUHK

Growing up in Zimbabwe at the tourist town of Hwange, being treated by tourists as ‘part of the landscape’, then later being finally able to be a tourist around Asia himself, Innocent Mutanga, in “How to travel ethically”, outlines the…

Raise your cultural identity to showcase the diversity of Hong Kong | Saya Kyzylbayeva | TEDxCUHK

Hong Kong is often considered to be a cosmopolitan city, where people from all around the world diverge and come together. Tourism for HK often advertises its acceptance towards ethnic minorities, as a cultural hub of acceptance and integration. But…

Dive Inside to Find Yourself | Benita Chick | TEDxCUHK

Founder and CEO of local social enterprise Encompass HK, Benita Chick is an avid proponent of embracing diversity, and reducing inequality in HK. Benita is a strong advocate of LGBT rights, working as the Director of the International Day Against…

Toilet revolution | Harald Gründl | TEDxDornbirn

The Blue Diversion Toilet was developed mainly because the problem with nitrogen in the waters is growing in Europe. Harald Gründl has been researching urine separation with EOOS since 2009 in collaboration with the Swiss Water Research Institute of the…

Places of worship vs industries in Africa. | Zulkarnain Mohammed | TEDxIbnHaldunUniversity

Zulkarnain is trying to explain the idea behind the multiplication of places of worship comparing to industries in Africa. His interesting analysis and point of view are worthy to be shared. Zulkarnain Mohammed is a Ghanaian student, born in 1989…

Seeking Celestial Eden, Protecting the space environment | Christopher Newman | TEDxWarwick

In recent years, we have seen a considerable resurgence of interest in space activities. In particular our understanding of what ‘can’ be achieved has been radically transformed by technological progress. Yet, the question of what ‘should’ be achieved is equally,…

Investing in our future; Learning through loss | Cathrine Hermansen | TEDxStavanger

Growing up on the coast of Norway, our next speaker Cathrine Hermansen and her family have always been aware of both ocean’s beauty and it’s significance to our planet. As an investor, she also has a keen knowledge of the…

How technology has advanced feminism in Pakistan | Ayesha Siddique Khan | TEDxGoodenoughCollege

Ayesha talks about the role of technology in bringing about a more equal and fair society, by empowering women and giving them platforms for free speech. She illustrates this through powerful examples, such as her role in changing the perception…

Fake News is Killing People – Can You Stop It? | Govindraj Ethiraj | TEDxGateway

A study done by MIT earlier in 2018 of 126000 posts, tweeted three millions times showed false news travels faster, deeper and further than true news and what happens in a country where we have more than 500 millions subscribers…

Breaking stereotypes about Syria | Laila Alhariri | TEDxTUBerlin

Originally from Syria, Laila Alhariri has been living in Germany for almost 7 years now and is currently finishing her medical studies at TU Dresden. When she first moved to Germany, it was nothing odd for people to ask where…

The Issues Women in Science Face | Demilade Fayemiwo | TEDxUniversityofJohannesburg

Demilade explores the challenges of women in science. Dr Demilade is an engineer and consultant. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg, an MSc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Pretoria, and a BSc…

Agenda 2063: The Africa we want | Jesse Karanja | TEDxTUBerlin

Growing up in a middleclass Kenyan household, Jesse Mureu Karanja acquired a privileged education which allowed him to study abroad, travel the world, equipping him with life skills he would not have been exposed to back at home. He had…

What makes a country good? | Mimi Longchamp | TEDxTauntonSchool

A talk about power and politics IB student This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx…