When I was invited as a speaker at the first TEDx event, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, I knew it was time to act out what I had been watching on Youtube all these years. I mean to say, that I am a fan of TED Talks. I have watched and listened to the likes of Prolific writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talk on ‘the danger of a single story’ , the respected global Economist, Okonjo Iweala speak on ‘how Africa can keep rising‘, and many others. I had observed how they all climbed the stage, not looking at any paper nor fidgeting while talking and I knew it was my time to replicate that.
TEDx UNN was attracted and organised by a student of the University of Nigeria and his team. I am glad to have also played a key role in organizing the event by way of consultations. A lot of my friends have been looking forward to the video including myself, but I learnt from the chief organizer, that there was an issue with the event video. That came as a shocker to me, but I was lucky to have documented my speech before I climbed the stage. So I consider my attachment here, the transcript of my talk.
I spoke on ‘how librarians can engage kids and youths in the implementation of SDG 13 – Climate Action’
To download the speech, click on the link below:
You can visit the TEDx webpage to see my name as one of the speakers at the event.
You can view pictures from the event below:
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