In Will Africa Feed China? Deborah Bräutigam, one of the world’s leading experts on China and Africa, probes the myths and realities behind the media headlines.

I have already watched a few talks by Deborah Bräutigam and I like to hear what she has to stay not only because her work is very well documented and articulated, but also because she has a very global approach and a very nuanced speech while presenting her cases.

“…  there’s enormous opportunity to make poverty history. To do it right, we have to build business models that matter, that are scaleable and that work with Africans, Indians, people all over the developing world who fit in this category, to do it themselves. Because at the end of the day, it’s about engagement. It’s about understanding that people really don’t want handouts, that they want to make their own decisions; they want to solve their own problems; and that by engaging with them, not only do we create much more dignity for them, but for us as well. And so I urge all of you to think next time as to how to engage with this notion and this opportunity that we all have — to make poverty history — by really becoming part of the process and moving away from an us-and-them worldand realizing that it’s about all of us, and the kind of world that we, together, want to live in and share.”

– Jacqueline Novogratz

Source: TED