Beyond stories – Changing the Somali Narratives

The Main Auditorium

The auditorium can accommodate 250 seated participants. It is set with world class multimedia facilities and fully accessible to attendees with conditioned mobility.

Media Exposure

TEDxKismayo will be publicized on several media outlets, including TV, radio and online. News about the event will be posted and updated online via our TEDxKismayo website and various social media, and online news sites. This will expose our event and your brand to national and regional audiences.


TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design; and its main focus has always been the sharing of innovation and ideas in all fields. Our audience will thus include technologists, entrepreneurs, and designers; Professionals, educators, and motivated students alike. TED translates complex ideas worth spreading, into simple ones, thus catering for a larger audience.

Why TEDxKismayo?

We want to bring visionaries, innovators, problem solvers, doers, funders, connectors, and their community into one space. We want to expose them to brilliant ideas. With all of these people gathered in one space, it’s inevitable that sparks will happen, ideas will find momentum, and positive change will take birth. A seed that can push boundaries, and reinvent our local society. This is our dream for TEDxKismayo and we want you to be part of it.


How having the right kind of rival can help you thrive in a changing world

It’s time for organizations and individuals to stop focusing on dominating the competition — and learn from them instead. By identifying a Worthy Rival and looking at their strengths and abilities, we can keep improving and innovating, says writer Simon Sinek. Professor James P. Carse has argued that there are two types of games: finite games

Feeling alone in the world? Here are 6 TED Talks to watch

Every human on the planet has experienced moments of loneliness and aloneness. Sometimes, these feelings may blow through us as quickly as a passing squall, but other times, they linger like a fog that we can’t quite see our way out of. No matter where you are in life and no matter what your particular kind

To be a great leader, you need to start by leading yourself

This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from someone in the TED community; browse through all the posts here. Being a leader is a little like being a parent, says Lars Sudmann, a former corporate executive, in a TEDxUCLouvain Talk. Beforehand, we have all these