About YELP

The Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) is an initiative of the LéO Africa Institute, which has been ongoing for 2 years, that annually inducts 20-30 outstanding thought leaders into a fellowship program designed to train and orient values of self-advancement, integrity, social responsibility, and socioeconomic transformation.

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
Be brave enough to start something and see it through.
Lucy Mbabazi
Board Chairperson, LéO Africa Institute
The YELP fellowship is a package of transformative life lessons summarized in one year.
Cleofash Alinaitwe
2017 YELP Fellow – Uganda
YELP is a space that invests in the world’s greatest resource, which is human potential.
Loretta Kade Binu
2017 YELP Fellow – Kenya