Top Kenyan entrepreneur Teddy Warria is on 8th January 2021 launching his book entitled “A Son of the Nile” at Dunga Beach in Kisumu. The book is an African Literature that describes a journey of self-discovery for the Luo African whose story has never been told to the fullest.
In his review of the book, the Country Director of the Global Peace Foundation in Kenya Mr. Daniel Juma Omondi describes the book as a poetic journey of the life of one of the unsung of the Luo nation who is an example of how moral and innovative leadership can lead to pioneering the much needed solutions for our nation.
“A Son of the Nile” just like the “Son of the Soil” mentioned several times in African Literature is a journey of self-discovery for the Luo African whose story has never been told to the fullest.” says Mr. Omondi
Who is Teddy Warria?
Teddy Warria is an African entrepreneur, author, and investor in people who works for and with the youth of Africa and the world as the founding president and CEO of Africa 2.0 in Kenya. Most recently, he is the Co-founder of #100Mandelas – The Flagship Project of Africa Rising Foundation and Ideas Come To Life Ltd – ICT Life. Prior to this, he Co-created and Co-Owns Africa’s Talking Group Ltd and Focus Mobile Ltd (Operators of SMSLeopard.com).
Currently, he is a consultant with the position of Vice President, Strategic Business Development and Talent Management at Decoded Ventures Ltd. He recently authored the introductory biography of Mama Sarah Ogwel Onyango, famously known as Mama Sarah Obama, grandmother to the 44th president of the United States, in Susan Wakhungu Githuku’s ‘Wisdom of the Elders: Personal Reflections of Over 70 Kenyans who Have Lived Through Changing Lives’ (Footprints Press Ltd, 2014).
He is completing a Co-created book, ‘Mandela Warria Moments: A Tribute on Mandela’s Centenary and Beyond by a Young African’ as the 2018-2019 United World College-USA’s Bartos Fellow, The Bartos Institute for Constructive Engagement of Conflict (CEC), Montezuma, New Mexico. He is a Director of the 2020 Emmy-Award winning Climate Advocates Voces Unidas (CAVU.org) based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Teddy sits on the Advisory Board of Wellspring Foundation, a non-profit focusing on scaling social impact globally, which also curates The Castle Gathering held at the prestigious Segalari Castle, in Castagneto Carducci, Tuscany, Italy. He was most recently invited by Omar Ben Yedder, Managing Director, IC Publications (Publishers of the New African) as an Advisory Board member.
Teddy Warria attended Bard College as a Distinguished Scientist Scholar (DSS) in 2004 and formerly Woodrow Wilson School now Princeton School of International Affairs at Princeton University as a Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow in 2005.
He is a Leadership Network for Change (LNC) member after completing the 2015 Draper Hills Summer Fellowship (DHSF ’15) in Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) within the Freeman Spogli Institute for Internationl Studies (FSI), Stanford University.
He was the youngest judge at the Transform Kenya Awards by Standard Group and Deloitte. In 2019, he was made a judge for 100&Change Competition by MacArthur Foundation’s Lever for Change.
He joined Hive – The Global Community for Entrepreneurs (HIVE.org) as a member in 2019 at the Hive Global Leaders Summit (Hive GLS) in 1440 Multiversity (1440.org), Scott’s Valley, California. He was admitted to Schmidt’s Futures Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) network by Eric Schmidt, Co-founder of Schmidt Futures, and former CEO of Google, Inc. and former Chairman of Alphabet, Inc. in 2020.
Teddy Warria was in the first class of eFounders Fellowship: Shaping Champions for the New Economy by Jack Ma’s Alibaba Business School and Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi’s United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Warria is an Ali Abdul Mufuruki’s Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), The Aspen Institute.
He indulges in nature conservation, bird watching, hiking, travelling, listening to all forms of music, including silence, and dances willingly to the beat of an African drum, Bul, as he imagines and feels the ebbs and flows of River Nile as a River Lake Nilote from Kamnua Village, Nyabondo Plateau, in the Swag City of Kisumu.