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Reference : V-P-CH-E-00805
Date : 27/11/2011
Caption : Geneva, Bâtiment des Forces Motrices. The ten speakers taking part to the event organised by TEDx and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (TEDxRC2).
Photographer : GASSMANN, Thierry
Person appearing :
CHAPPATTE, Patrick (-)
CAIRO, Alberto (-)
KEITA, Seckou (-)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website 28-11-2011

TEDxRC2: nine figures to multiply the power of humanity

More than 550 people attended the first TEDx event organized by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement on Sunday 27 November in Geneva. Nine speakers stressed the importance of personal commitment in humanitarian action and the opportunities offered by new technologies in response to crises.
TED is a non-profit organization that stages events and makes them available as webcasts in order to share ideas with the power to bring about peaceful global change. In addition to two major gatherings organized each year, in Long Beach, California and Edinburgh, Scotland, hundreds of TEDx events are held worldwide. On the eve of its 31st International Conference, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement opted for this kind of communication for the first time as a means to reflect on the future of humanitarian action.

Speakers (from right to left): Paul Conneally, head of Communications and Partnership Promotion at the International Telecommunication Union; Heather Blanchard, social entrepreneur and founder of Crisis Commons; Edna Adan Ismail, former WHO employee who built a maternity hospital in her native Somaliland; Alberto Cairo, head of ICRC rehabilitation operations in Afghanistan; Fiona Terry, author and long-time relief worker; Bruno Giussani, European director of TED and the curator of TEDGlobal; Seckou Keita and his sister Binta Suso, Senegalese musicians; Patrick Chappatte, cartoonist; Jonas Gahr Støre, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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