Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Emeka Okafor



Emeka is a well established member of the African blogosphere, a leading thinker, and as Erik Hersman stated a doer. He also manages and coordinates one of the world’s top technology conferences held in Africa: TED Global. He is responsible for assembling a list of speakers that speak to the heart of the new Africa -- the "cheetah generation" of inventors and investors, policymakers and bloggers, who are bringing new energy to the African continent.

His two blogs should be considered regular reading for anyone interested in technological development in Africa. His first blog, Timbuktu Chronicles seeks to spur dialogue in areas of entrepreneurship, technology and the scientific method as it impacts Africa. It aggregates some of the most interesting and exciting models of entrepreneurship happening in Sub-Saharan Africa. The second blog, Africa Unchained allows Emeka to "think out loud" about paradigms of development, innovation and politics.

Emeka is an entrepreneur who lives in New York City, and one of his endeavours is Caranda Teas and Coffee in which he is a partner. The company is repositioning itself as a Fine Foods company.

Currently, he is working on projects that focus on infrastructure and SME development in Africa.



Blogs
http://www.timbuktuchronicles.blogspot.com/
http://www.africaunchained.blogspot.com/

TED Africa: The Next Chapter
http://www.ted.com/themes/view/id/45

Caranda Fine Foods
http://www.carandafinefoods.com/

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