Dreams of the Bottom Billion – A New Approach To Curing World Poverty | Anik Singal | TEDxUBIWiltz

Why has the readily available and continuous wide-spread access to information not yet eradicated poverty in much of the world? Anik Singal explores how one initiative is currently accelerating social & economic mobility in slums of India, and offers a framework for how this could accelerate the dreams of the bottom billion.

Anik is the CEO and founder of multiple companies, having received awards and recognition by reputable and global publications. Anik is now dedicating his life to his dreams of providing education to those who are not currently receiving that birth-right.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx



  1. A truly inspirational presentation. A huge problem is discussed, and an example of a solution provided. This is creative thinking at its best and should be seen by all.

  2. I'm not an economist but I can say by my little knowledge I have that providing everyone with equal amount of money is never be the solution to poverty, because even if you provide everyone with same amount of money,the money return to those pockets who are already dominating financially because even when you have money you will use their products & ultimately money flow back to them….you have to build a system that's not only dependent on one factor- money but more than one factors.

  3. this was passed to me by an old friend of mine that to this day i find myself I find myself so intrigued by his ability to share so many brilliant wonderful things he has learned and done in his life with that being said I highly recommend this video to All and a shout out to mark thanks the timing couldn't have been better

  4. Hello Anik. I'm the founder of Life Teaches Foundation. We connect the organizations and ppl who want to help with the ppl who need the help. Developing a resource database mostly focused on people that are homeless or at risk. I'd love to talk with you about it if you can make time for a call. Thank you. – Yael

  5. Anik Singal gave me goosebumps with this TED talk. He has a dream to educate and empower 1,000,000 children and is working very well toward reaching that goal. Make investments to a third world country and watch your investment grow, just as you would with your personal investments.

  6. Empower the poor to create more economic benefit than can be imagined. China had 88% poverty in 1990 moved it to 6.5% in 2010. They had the greatest economic boom growing from .9Trillion to 10.1Trillion in this time period.

  7. This is phenomenal. There a saying that goes like this: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". This Quote by the Ancient Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu is what fueled China's strategy to empower its people. We can learn and implement this quote in our daily lives. May God give us the ability and means to do so. A'meen.

  8. Cheap energy is the key to helping the poor to get out of poverty. Instead of Solar and Windmills, develope coal, natural gas, Hydro, and nuclear power plants to give them cheap electricity. That would give them electricity, clean water and clean air. (Co2 IS NOT POLLUTION, BUT PLANT FOOD) sorry fot the all caps. The de-growth movement (de-industrialization) is what is preventing these poor from growing wealth.

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