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TEDxDar - Modesta Mahiga - Tanzania as an Economic Powerhouse

Modesta speaks of Human Resource Development and how this could make Tanzania an economic powerhouse under the TEDxDar 2010 theme of "What would Nyerere Do?" Special Thanks to TIME Inc. for recording and editing this for us on such short notice! Modesta Lilian Mahiga, founder and Managing Director of Professional Approach Ltd, has been in Human Resources development for the past 6 years. She combines her background in law with management experience in human resources to lead a team of young, entrepreneurial Tanzanians in the areas of Training & Personal Development, Labour Relations, Research & Development and Recruitment. A professional that has positioned herself to be in the forefront of private sector initiatives to develop Tanzania's human resource capacity by empowering Tanzanians to positively change the way they think, perform and present themselves. Having found a niche in personal development as a means with which to drive Tanzania's economic development, she capitalises on experience in human resources capacity building, familiarity with navigating in business given Tanzania's socio-economic position and the dynamics of the labour market to give her an edge over both local and international competition. Modesta is a renowned writer, with weekly columns on The Guardian and Business Times newspapers, ASPIRE and Bang! Magazines. She has signed up with Clouds FM for a two hour weekly radio show and with TBC1 for a weekly TV Talk Show. Apart from her motivational speaking engagements, Modesta is one of the few young entrepreneur mentors who gives of her time daily strongly believing that "only developed people, develop nations." About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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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