Kelvin Doe talks about the importance of African's changing their own narrative about the continent. Because if we don't, no one will.
Kelvin Doe is a self-taught Sierra Leonean engineer. A true inventor by age fifteen, Kelvin built his own radio station using discarded scrap metal and electrical items that he found in his home town. Kelvin finds solutions to problems in his community, for example, making batteries to light homes in Sierra Leone where electricity supply is inconsistent, or building a generator. Even the FM radio station was out of necessity – to give voice to young people in his country and enable them to discuss and debate the issues affecting them. Through his innovations and inventions, Kelvin participated in the Visiting Practitioners Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and has had many speaking engagements at technology and engineering events.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx