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Ted Talk about the Roles of NGOs
Level: intermediate
Ernesto Sirolli got his start doing aid work in Africa in the 70's — and quickly realised how ineffective it was.

Why you should listen

Ernesto Sirolli is a noted authority in the field of sustainable economic development and is the Founder of the Sirolli Institute, an international non-profit organization that teaches community leaders how to establish and maintain Enterprise Facilitation projects in their community. The Institute is now training communities in the USA, Canada, Australia, England and Scotland.
In 1985, he pioneered in Esperance, a small rural community in Western Australia, a unique economic development approach based on harnessing the passion, determination, intelligence, and resourcefulness of the local people. The striking results of "The Esperance Experience" have prompted more than 250 communities around the world to adopt responsive, person-centered approaches to local economic development similar to the Enterprise Facilitation® model pioneered in Esperance.

Pre watching  questions 

1.What do you think the title of the talk means?
2. Do you think growing tomatoes in Zambia could be a good idea?
3. Do you know the meaning of the words "paternalism" and "patronizing"?
4. Do you think planning is important?
5. Decide what New York will be like in 100 years time
6. What do you think these companies have in common?

Carnegie, Westinghouse, Edison, Ford, all the new companies, Google, Yahoo.

7. Who is Richard Bradson?  

Listen to the video and compare your answers


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