Abdu Simba is aTanzanian author, playwright, film producer and director. Abdu holds a B.A. (honors) in History and Politics from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College,University of London. Abdu is a partner of Serengeti Advisers Limited, a Tanzanian Business Advisory Services firm, where he specializes in Media Analysis and Communication Strategies advice. He is also a founding trustee of The Flame Tree Media Trust; a non-profit organization created to support and promote creativity in the Tanzanian visual arts and media industries. In 2003, Abdu co-authored, a Tanzanian scenarios booklet, titled, Tutafika Tanzania - Imagining our Future. In February 2005, Abdu authored an original play, "Sema Kweli," for the Tanzania British Council's "Theatre in Education" project. Abdu's theatre production was followed by a number of short films including "Imagining the Future-The East African Scenarios Project"(2006) and "Weakness"(2009). In October 2006, Abdu was contracted by MFD Tanzania to write a feature length screenplay titled, The Cost of Love, about an elderly caregiver's struggle with the effects of HIV/AIDS. Branching out further, in January 2007, he wrote and created a comic book concept, "The Vijana Crew," for Tanzania Advertising Agency, Creative Eye.In 2008, Abdu contributed as the writer, to an MNET AFRICA-commissioned documentary on Julius Nyerere. From 2008 to 2009, Abdu was the Head Writer of a 13 part TV series, "The Agency," commissioned by MNET AFRICA, whose episodes aired in 2009.Created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading," the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
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