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Ted Talk Fred Swaniker: The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it

Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can't make much of a difference in societies with strong institutions, in countries with weak structures, leaders could make or break a country.

In a passionate talk the entrepreneur and TED Fellow looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future.

Forum for the Future: What is system innovation?

Forum for the Future believes 'System innovation' will change in food and energy systems change for a sustainable future. By working with leading businesses and organisations, they aim to use our system innovation approach to transform the critical systems we all depend on, such as food, energy and finance, to make them fit the challenges of the 21st century. This video presents the system innovation approach.

Civic innovations to improve communities and government services

What if we could re-program government together?

What bugs would you fix? What would be the killer app? How would you combine citizen and government data to improve services and quality of life in your community?

The near future holds profound opportunities for rapid innovation in government services. New civic technologies will be built with open data, ubiquitous cloud connectivity, and real-time sensing.