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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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L-R: Osagie Ogunbor (Nokia West Africa), Kamarudeen Abatan (Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board), Atinuke Adelekun (BridgeIT project), Emeka Oparah (Airtel Nigeria) and Erik Gregory (Pearson Foundation)
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