Google Tech Talks October, 22 2007 ABSTRACT Antonio Gutierrez presents an opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of the progress and hope in the lives of the native people in Benin and Togo, Western Africa. Antonio has spent 20 years bringing hope to this region through extensive human development projects that have had far-reaching benefits. He speaks Bariba and Mokolle, languages spoken in Benin, as well as French, Spanish, and English. He will recount his experiences in Africa and explain the low-tech ways he and his community work to solve challenging socio-economical and infrastructural problems. His ability to overcome cultural and political obstacles has made his endeavors in improving living conditions there successful. He is a model worker whose efforts have caught the attention of people, here in California, who are establishing a partnership with Antonio in order to bolster the impact of his work. More information about the projects Antonio is undertaking can be found at http://baobabhi.org. Baobab Humanity Initiative is a grassroots California-based nonprofit organization, which supports the work of Antonio Gutierrez. Speaker: Antonio Gutierrez
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