Joanitah Babirye


A Student of Urban & Regional Planning at Makerere University, Joan is also a social entrepreneur, working as a youth ambassador for Tunza Eco-generation, a platform that creates environmental awareness among children and youths. She’s also a Nile fellow, engaging university students and communities in creating innovative ideas that can help in finding solutions to food and water shortages, conflict resolution and water management in the Nile basin. Previously, she’s interned with shelter and settlement alternatives housing network, an NGO that advocates for low cost and decent housing for Uganda’s most vulnerable communities.

Meet the fellow

Fellowship Experience

As a young person, YELP has made me realize my potential, grow confidence in my ideas, and enhanced my ability to make the right choices. Such leadership training is important for the future of communities and our countries. Most importantly, without it there would be no one to pass on the torch of value-based leadership to the next generation.