On February 25, TEDxOmdurman took place in Sudan. The event, which was organized by Arabic TED Translator Dr. Anwar Dafa-Alla, was themed What We Need Now? With nearly two dozen speakers ranging from engineers to students to entrepreneurs, and with over 1,000 attendees, TEDxOmdurman was one of the most successful TEDx gatherings in Sudan to date.
TED Translators was represented at the event by Arabic TED Translator Riyad Almubarak, who spoke to the audience about the TED Translators program and invited those present to get involved as volunteer translators and transcribers. In keeping with TEDxOmdurman’s theme, Riyad discussed how the TED Translators program can help spread Sudanese ideas and perspectives globally, and influence people both within and outside of Sudan to look more closely at, and perhaps contribute to, the renaissance of the country.
Following TEDxOmdurman, Riyad and 15 new volunteer translators began transcribing and translating the gathering’s talks into English. Check out Riyad’s talk here.