TED on Africa: Why Africa must become a center of knowledge again

How can Africa, the home to some of the largest bodies of water in the world, be said to have a water crisis?

It doesn't, says Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò -- it has a knowledge crisis. Táíwò suggests that lack of knowledge on important topics like water and food is what stands between Africa's current state and a future of prosperity. In a powerful talk, he calls for Africa to make the production of knowledge within the continent rewarding and reclaim its position as a locus of learning on behalf of humanity.

Watch Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò's TED Talk here