Institute welcomes 2018 YELP Fellows

The LéO Africa Institute welcomed the first Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) class in 2017.  The group comprised 20 thought leaders from Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.

The LéO Africa Institute welcomed the first Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) class in 2017.  The group comprised 20 thought leaders from Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda. The group were drawn from diverse fields including, the media, activists, social entrepreneurs, the artists and innovators. Throughout the year, the fellows attended seminars, workshops and participated in conversations where they were able to critically interrogate a wide range of leadership issues and learnt how to use their privilege and influence as leaders to bring about the change that they all aspire to see in their communities.

The 2018 YELP class has 24 impeccable young leaders who through their various efforts are helping to create lasting socio-economic and political change in their communities. The fellowship this year, expanded its reach to include fellows from Tanzania and Burundi.

Furthermore, the institute will this year partner with Stanbic Bank on a mentorship program that will see some of the 2018 fellows mentored by the bank’s board members. The mentorship will provide a consistent source of accountability and networking opportunities for the fellows between the three seminars.

The Institute looks forward to welcoming the 2018 class in the second week of April for their first seminar in Kampala.

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Charlene Kamali
Author: Charlene Kamali
Communications and Partnerships Coordinator, LeO Africa Institute.

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