About the Fellowship

The fellowship is an initiative of the LéO Africa institute to train and orient values of self-reliance and dignity among young and emerging leaders in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. The initiative is grounded in the idea that the dignity of African is a key moral value that can guide leadership action to cause socio-economic transformation on the continent.

We are looking for young and emerging leaders from diverse cultural and entrepreneurial backgrounds, already engaged either as social entrepreneurs, innovators, media and journalism practitioners, artists, or activists. Potential fellows should be conscious of their duty in transforming society and are dedicated to promoting Africa’s interests and image in the world. We anticipate in time to build a critical mass of individuals committed to personal development, advancement of career, and shaping a progressive future for East Africa and Africa at large.

The fellowship represents our signature leadership development project which aims at nurturing a new breed of socially responsible leaders in Africa.
Awel Uwihanganye
Awel Uwihanganye
Founder, LèO Africa Institute