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TEDxBITSGoa-Rauf Ali-MAKING THE EFFICIENT COCONUT PRESS

Rauf Ali is an acclaimed wildlife biologist and research scientist. Speaking at TEDxBITSGoa, he talked about his experience in helping the tribals of the tsunami-hit Nicobar islands regain some economic standing, by generating an efficient coconut press. He took the audience through his journey of experimentation to find the most efficient method for these people to manufacture coconut oil.He ended the talk by explaining the advantages of adopting this project, the hydraulic jack, on a large scale, to profit the tribals.His idea struck a chord with the audience.About TEDxBITSGoaTEDxBITSGoa is an independently organized TED like conference operated under a license from TED. It was scheduled on 6th February 2011 in the venue of BITS -- Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus. Under the theme of "Exploring Transformation", the event presented to the world, innovations that had pioneered change in the past and those that were going to change the future...experiences worth sharing....About TEDxIn 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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