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TEDxDar - Selemani Kinyunyu - Making Sense and Cents out of Climate Change

Selemany Kinyuyu is founder of East Africans first for-profit retail carbon offset company, "Offset Africa". The company works with rural farmers to convert dilapidated and unused rural lands into viable carbon projects. The carbon credits generated are sold to eco-tourists who travel to Tanzania. They also provide rural jobs and local solutions to the effects of global warming and climate change. Selemani won Tanzania's inaugural national business planning competition dubbed "Believe-Begin-Become" co-sponsored by Google and TechnoServe. Selemani is a member of the Tanzania National Resource Forum Carbon Forestry working group and is the Deputy Chair of the Tanzania Entrepreneurship Society and a regular blogger.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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