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Teddy Warria is the Author of 'Son of the Nile', African entrepreneur, and leadership coach based in Kisumu, Kenya. Most recently he is the Co-Founder of Ideas Come To Life (ICT Life) Ltd and #100Mandelas. He is a Trustee of Africa Young Trade Professionals Program (AYTP) and Founding Trustee of the Adebisi Babatunde Thomas Entrepreneurship Institute (ABTEI) at Strathmore Business School. He is a co-owner of Africa's Talking Group Ltd and Focus Mobile Ltd (Operators of SMSLeopard.com). Previously, he was the founding CEO of Africa 2.0 in Kenya and Founding Director of Africa 2.0. He is a regular contributor of Footprints Press Ltd, where he authored a mini-biography of Mama Sarah Hussein Obama, the late grandmother of President Barack Obama. He is collaborating with Anne Pratt to build The Mandela Global Leadership Movement for Change (MGLMC) by the end of 2022 and #100Mandelas with Ndaba Mandela by 2030. Teddy's volunteer work includes an informal "Airlift to America" program, that has seen him send over 100 Kenyans on merit-based scholarships to USA since 2000. He is the Director of Climate Advocates Voces Unidas (CAVU.org) and Let's Create Org. Teddy attended Bard College on a Distinguished Scientist Scholar (DSS) scholarship (2004) and Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University (2005) on a Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship. Warria is a 2015 Draper Hills Summer Program Fellow at Stanford University and member of Leadership Network for Change (LNC). He was selected to be in the first class of the eFounders Fellowship: Champions for the New Digital Economy co-founded by Jack Ma's Alibaba Group and Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi's UNCTAD. He is committed to building Ideas Come To Life - ICT Life Ltd with Eston Kimani with the support and collaboration of Alibaba Group, Brian A. Wong, AGLN China Fellow and VP of Alibaba Global Initiative (AGI). He is a fellow of the fourth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative in East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, The Aspen Institute.