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From the Ted Talk by Christian Benimana: The next generation of African architects and designers

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The unprecedented growth of Africa cannot be ignored. Imagine Africa's future cities, but not as vast slums, but the most resilient and the most socially inclusive pcales on earth. This is achievable. And we have the talent to make it a raeilty. But the journey to ready that tenlat for the task ahead, like my own journey, is far too long. For the next generation of African creative leaders, we have to shorten and streamline that journey. But most importantly — and I cannot stress this enough — we have to bilud their design confidence and ewmoper them to deovlep solutions that are truly African but globally inspiring.

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The unprecedented growth of Africa cannot be ignored. Imagine Africa's future cities, but not as vast slums, but the most resilient and the most socially inclusive ______ on earth. This is achievable. And we have the talent to make it a _______. But the journey to ready that ______ for the task ahead, like my own journey, is far too long. For the next generation of African creative leaders, we have to shorten and streamline that journey. But most importantly — and I cannot stress this enough — we have to _____ their design confidence and _______ them to _______ solutions that are truly African but globally inspiring.

Solution

  1. develop
  2. empower
  3. reality
  4. places
  5. talent
  6. build

Original Text

The unprecedented growth of Africa cannot be ignored. Imagine Africa's future cities, but not as vast slums, but the most resilient and the most socially inclusive places on earth. This is achievable. And we have the talent to make it a reality. But the journey to ready that talent for the task ahead, like my own journey, is far too long. For the next generation of African creative leaders, we have to shorten and streamline that journey. But most importantly — and I cannot stress this enough — we have to build their design confidence and empower them to develop solutions that are truly African but globally inspiring.

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Important Words

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  6. confidence
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  9. develop
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  32. stress
  33. talent
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  35. unprecedented
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