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TEDxHarare - Marianne Knuth - The Power of Collaboration

Marianne Knuth is an experienced facilitator and designer of group learning and co-creation processes. Marianne is passionate about supporting people in coming together in more authentic and life-affirming ways to connect to previously unseen possibility. She has worked in Africa, Europe and North America, but has in the last ten years focused her work in Southern African. Her work ranges from hosting large-scale multi-stakeholder processes to rural community development. A common thread in all of Marianne's work and explorations is a deep commitment and conviction that there is incredible wisdom and wealth in Africa that we can all benefit from connecting to. Her experience in Southern Africa has focused on multi-stakeholder dialogue and action projects, and capacity building in the field of social innovation through Reos Institute. She is the founder of Kufunda Learning Village, a leadership learning centre aimed at the creation of locally rooted solutions to community self-reliance challenges, through the use of people's own imagination, collaboration and resources. Marianne was elected an Ashoka Fellow ( in 2004 and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum ( in 2009. In 1999 Marianne co-founded Pioneers of Change (, a global learning community that fosters understanding, capacities and relationships needed by younger practitioners. Marianne is married and has two children, Joseph and Emily. 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.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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