TEDxKakumaCamp offers a different lens into the reality of life as a refugee, away from a focus on victimhood and suffering to stories of resilience, contribution, and creativity.
We feature refugee talks that uplift, surprise, move and inspire, changing the narrative on the way the world sees refugees. International speakers are chosen who are actively engaged in making the world a better place for people forced to flee their homes.
In 2018, TEDxKakumaCamp was the first TEDx event hosted in a refugee camp under the theme, “Thrive,” highlighting our belief that empowered refugees can contribute to their communities and be agents for change and peace. Aside from the live audience of local leaders, refugees, diplomats, humanitarians and journalists at the event, over 5.7 million people around the world watched videos featuring the event and the talks.
Two of the talks by refugee speaker Mary Maker
and former refugee Halima Aden
were featured on TED.com
We are thrilled to be bringing TEDxKakumaCamp back on 6 July 2019 under the theme “Hope,” a human sentiment that not even war can take away.