A Design Solution to an African Traffic Problem | Mwansa Ndemi Mbewe | TEDxLusaka

Lusaka, Zambia and Africa as a whole is at a point in its growth where we must find our own indigenous solutions to our problems. No longer can we just emulate because our path has taken on a direction that is different from all other continents. In this talk Mwansa Ndemi Mbewe goes over one such problem in Lusaka’s traffic problem. He deals with a couple misconceptions as to a potential solution and explains why they can’t work and what should be done instead. An underlying thread is how that design must be intelligent and we should not be relaxed and let issues get solved by accident. We need real thought and real solutions, indigenous solutions.

Mwansa Ndemi Mbewe was born in Lusaka, Zambia and studied at Cyprus International University for a degree in Architecture. Mwansa is a lover of design solutions that unravel problems faced by communities and he believes in the power of information to elevate society. Mwansa’s philosophies are shaped by the Christian worldview and the capitalist nature of the corporate world, but he determines that both need not conflict to affect lasting change in a society. He is the co-founder of Tarsus Information Hub, a company that bridges the information gap between consumers and suppliers and aims to boost market share and efficiency to both.




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