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Africa is poor and 5 other myths: Simon Moss at TED

Poverty isn't getting worse. Food isn't running out. Volunteering overseas is not the best way to help. Simon Moss debunks six myths about poverty and asks a series of new questions to reshape the way we think about relief.

Simon is a campaigning and community education expert, and the COO of the Global Poverty Project. He has contributed on development issues at some of the world's leading conferences including the G20, the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative. He is the co-founder of the Global Poverty Project, an education and campaigning organisation working towards the end of extreme poverty, and wrote the ground-breaking 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation, which has been delivered 750 times to 100,000 people since 2009.

Read the Gates' Foundation's Annual Letter to find on out more about the myths and the systems that keep people poor.

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