The Young & Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) 2018An Update

Are you a passionate East African change maker between 20-30 years old looking for a network of like-minded people from all over East Africa that will transform the face of leadership on the continent? Well, it’s that time of the year again – YELP applications open on November 9th!

Class of 2017 YELP Experience


Latest Updates

  • The Salvation of Just Leadership

    It is my dream that others may learn and grow from me as I have learnt and continue to learn from the YELP Fellowship and that one day, we shall all look back on our individual and collective journeys, and remember where it all started; with the efforts of a few who envisioned the importance of the salvation of just leadership.

  • Politics and poverty caused past conflicts in East Africa — not climate change

    We conclude that adaptation to climate change must prioritise good governance above all else. Robust political systems can protect citizens against extreme weather events and if disasters happen, these systems can ensure that people affected have adequate access to water, food, sanitation and shelter. Good governance is about protecting and looking after the most vulnerable people in society.


YELP 2018 Graduation Weekend

Our Class of 2018 Fellows will be joined by YELP alumni, board members, faculty and the wider LéO Africa Institute network in a weekend of activities, including: a reunion for the YELP Class of 2017, LéO At Five Fundraising dinner, the “Servant Leadership” seminar, and graduation of the YELP Class of 2018.

  • January 25, 2019
  • Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa