Ashraf Ghani: How to rebuild a broken state

TEDGlobal 2005

Ashraf Ghani: How to rebuild a broken state

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Ashraf Ghani's passionate and powerful 10-minute talk, emphasizing the necessity of both economic investment and design ingenuity to rebuild broken states, is followed by a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson on the future of Afghanistan.

Amy Smith: Simple designs to save a life

TED2006

Amy Smith: Simple designs to save a life

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Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world. MIT engineer Amy Smith details an exciting but simple solution: a tool for turning farm waste into clean-burning charcoal.

Al Gore: Averting the climate crisis

TED2006

Al Gore: Averting the climate crisis

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With the same humor and humanity he exuded in "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore spells out 15 ways that individuals can address climate change immediately, from buying a hybrid to inventing a new, hotter brand name for global warming.