Liz Kakooza


Liz is fueled by passion and guided by a Vision to influence people’s change and perceptions  on Mental Health crisis in Africa. She believes that this will be a stepping stone to improvement of health care services on the continent. She founded The Tumaini Foundation which tackles Mental Health challenges on the continent after experiencing a personal ordeal battling depression. Liz is also YALI Fellow 2017,an experienced communicator with over 6 years in the field; working for different public & private sector organizations that range from energy to financial services and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and is Curator of the Kampala Hub. She recently left the corporate world to commit her energies to Tumaini Foundation. She also loves to write and uses her blog to discuss mental health challenges.

Meet the fellow

Fellowship Experience

The YELP fellowship has reinforced my commitment to improving my community through the work that I do. It has made me understand that I can remain socially conscious even through the different sectors and fields that I work in.

The fellowship has made me understand that I do not have to be a saint to create change in the spaces that I work with. Sharing this journey with other young inspirational leaders has been a tremendous honor. From them I have learnt so much and continue to learn and with whom I hope to work with one day.