Sunday, 7 April 2013

Amina Mohammed at TEDxEuston 2012 - "Choosing a path of service"

Born into a life of privilege, Amina Mohammed was not content to simply enjoy the comforts of that life, but yearned to help those less fortunate than she. She blazed trails and faced down challenges on the path to helping in what way she could. Her motivation is borne out of the simple belief that 'people matter.'  In her TEDxEuston 2012 she reminds us that it is a  moral imperative to care about the plight of the poor and challenges the conventional wisdom of how we deal with poverty.

Watch her enthralling talk HERE.

Amina J Mohammed is the CEO of the Centre for Policy Research and Development Solutions (CPRDS), a think-tank aiming to address the policy and knowledge gaps in Development. She is also an adjunct Professor at Columbia University, New York. From 2005-2011, she served 3 Nigerian Presidents as a Senior Special Assistant to the President on the Millennium Development Goals, coordinating the expenditure of Debt Relief Funds (US $1bn p.a) aimed at achieving the MDGs in Nigeria. Prior to this, she was the National Coordinator for Education for All in Nigeria (2001-2005). She serves on numerous International advisory panels and boards including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UN Global Sustainability Panel and Chairs the Advisory Board of the UNESCO Global Monitoring Report on Education.

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