Christopher Ategeka: How adoption worked for me
Christopher Ategeka - Serial entrepreneur
TED Fellow Christopher Ategeka is on a mission to ensure a sustainable future for humanity and the planet. Full bio
from the African continent?
when I was very, very young.
effects of poverty,
to acquire an education.
this particular program worked,
and after high school,
to become a carpenter, a mechanic
these 25 dollars a month
to college instead."
in America instead."
and applied for the visa.
with this piece of paper in my hand,
that someone might steal it.
to put it in a plastic bag,
and put it in there."
"Maybe someone saw me."
with me the entire night --
an anxiety-filled night.
just like another speaker said,
to fly to another country.
beautiful women I've ever seen walked up,
I have no idea what I'm doing.
let alone with this damn towel --
could do in that situation:
everyone else is doing.
from my village to the airport that day.
everyone else is doing,
that when she came by to pick it up,
everything from scratch:
that's a refrigerator --
and different culture.
of their own biological children.
a lot of time with me.
of jealousy with their children.
with your love and affection --
two engineering degrees
institutions in the world.
who embrace multiculturalism,
that will enrich their life,
and the racism of this world today,
inclusive, connected world
About the speaker:Christopher Ategeka - Serial entrepreneur
TED Fellow Christopher Ategeka is on a mission to ensure a sustainable future for humanity and the planet.
Why you should listen
Like Batman, Christopher Ategeka witnessed the death of both his parents as a child. He grew up with immense hardships but managed to navigate an experience that left him equipped with valuable skills.
Ategeka is a serial entrepreneur, engineer and a pioneer in the unintended consequences of technologies ("UCOT") movement. He is the founder and Managing Director at LyfBase, the world's first center for the unintended consequences of technology. Ategeka coined and popularized the term "UCOT" (unintended consequences of technology) in the tech sector and the concept of "UCOT" evangelism. Before that, he founded Health Access Corps, a non-profit that works to establish sustainable health care systems on the African continent. He has been invited to speak at the Clinton Global Initiative and United Nations, and he's won many international awards for his work; he was named a 2016 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a 2017 TED Fellow. His work has been featured in many major media publications both locally and internationally such as BBC, Forbes, and NPR. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science, and Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
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