TEDxSanaa is the first TEDx event in Yemen. It aims at exposing the talent, creativity, and ingenuity of Yemenis. The event will bring the brightest, most creative, most influential Yemenis together to inspire and remind the world of the potential that Yemen has to be a good world citizen. It comes in a very critical time when Yemen, which is one of the Arab Spring countries, entered a transitional phase towards becoming a democratic, modern state. The Slogan of TEDxSanaa 2012 is “inspiring hope” and it would take place on Dec, 31st 2012.
In this video, Emad AlSaqqaf explains the bases of Yemen lifestyle: “Because a large segment of people in our country work in agriculture, making Yemen globally famous for its crops, Emad thinks that using a water-saving technique in agriculture will make fora perfect solution to the shortage in water resources. He dreams of starting his own project in this respect and to put several other ideas related to better utilization of the natural resources in action.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.