Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Africa's Solutions, Mobile phone and Poverty, roadmap to end Aging

Jacqueline Novogratz: Investing in Africa's own solutions

 Jacqueline Novogratz applauds the world's heightened interest in Africa and poverty, but argues persuasively for a new approach.

Iqbal Quadir: The power of the mobile phone to end poverty 

Iqbal Quadir tells how his experiences as a kid in poor Bangladesh, and later as a banker in New York, led him to start a mobile phone operator connecting 80 million rural Bangladeshi -- and to become a champion of bottom-up development.

Aubrey de Grey: A roadmap to end aging  

Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease -- and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all of which can be averted.



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