William Kamkwamba is the co-author with Bryan Mealer of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, a remarkable success story about the power of human ingenuity in the face of crippling odds. The New York Times bestseller recounts the story of how he brought electricity and light to his family and his village, and calls attention to the plight of Malawi, a country caught in the grip of AIDS and poverty. A 2007 TED Global Fellow, Kamkwamba was a student in the inaugural class of the Pan-African Leadership Academy in South Africa. An accomplished speaker, he has addressed audiences at the 2008 World Economic Forum, multiple times at TED, and at schools and universities across the globe. Kamkwamba is currently a student at Dartmouth University.