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Published on: 13/12/2016

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas - mostly in short, powerful talks. Nowadays TED covers almost all topics - from science to business to global issues - in more than 100 languages.

TEDxDenHelder - 13 February 2017 - is one of the independently run TEDx events which helps share ideas all around the world. During this event 21 inspiring speakers will share their brilliant ideas - some of them through inspiring stories, others with music and art performances. Despite the diversity of the acts, they are all linked to the theme 'Draw your future'.

IRC's CEO Patrick Moriarty is one of these brilliant speakers! With his TED Talk 'It's about the systems, stupid!' Moriarty will focus on the future of development aid. His TED Talk is the perfect stepping stone to share the systems based approach with the rest of the world.

Systems inside systems inside systems (source: IRC)

'It's about the systems, stupid!'

We live in a world surrounded by complex systems that deliver health, education and water, sanitation and hygiene to us. Despite this we are largely blind to them – ignoring the systems and seeing only the services they provide. In both the rich and developing world this "systems blindness" is responsible for failed investment and poor services on a huge scale.

Through Moriarty's experiences in the battle to provide safe and clean water, sanitation and hygiene services in the developing world, he will share how overcoming systems blindness and building strong national systems will help deliver those services whilst ending aid dependency.

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