10 young Kenyans have just three minutes to persuade a panel of judges why their idea could make the world a better place.
They will be trying to win five places on Future Leaders Connect, a new initiative run by the British Council - the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
Winners from 10 participating countries will be chosen to travel to the UK to meet the heads of policy organisations, policy-makers and British MPs.
Each competitor at the ‘TED-x -style’ event to be held in Nairobi on Friday July 21 2017 will have to give a three-minute speech explaining how and why their idea could improve the world.
The judging panel includes musician Bien-Aime Baraza from the band Sautisol, George Gachara, Managing Partner at HEVAFund, Dr Paula Kahumbu, CEO of Kenyan Conservation NGO Wildlife Direct; and Tony Reilly, Country Director, British Council Kenya.
The event will be watched by an audience of young people both at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill in Nairobi and broadcast online athttps://www.facebook.com/BritishCouncilKenya/
Participants will take questions from both the expert panel and audience members on their global vision.