Léo Africa Institute calls for applications to the Young and Emerging Leaders Project (YELP) 2019 for young east Africans

Are you a passionate East African change maker between 20-30 years old looking for a network of like-minded people from all over East Africa that will transform the face of leadership on the continent? This is your time.

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The Young and Emerging Leaders Project(YELP) is an initiative of LéO Africa Institute that aims to empower young leaders and change makers between 20 and 30 years old. Its mission is to give them relevant skills in leadership that can lead to the transformation of their society around them. It has organized three 2019 seminars for 3 days in Uganda. you may have the 2019 project take your chance.

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.

Fellows of the YELP come from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Burundi. YELP is 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.

The fellowship imparts critical skills needed in leadership that transforms the individual and society around them. This is achieved through critical reflection sessions, conversations with leaders from various sectors, peer-to-peer sharing and readings about different leaders in Africa and the rest of the world.

The fellowship consists of 3 seminars in March, July, and January of next the next year. Seminars are 3 days long from Friday to Sunday.


All the seminars take place in Uganda. Therefore, if you live outside of Uganda, you will have to cover your cost of travel to Kampala. However, once in Uganda, all the costs are covered by the institute inclusive of transport, accommodation, and food.


The selection of candidates for the Young and Emerging Leaders project will be highly competitive, and for the 2018 class is limited to participants from within East Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania). Participants must meet these conditions:

Be involved in an initiative that directly impacts the lives of many people in their community,

Commit to travel to and make time for all the three seminars in the Fellowship,

Be between the ages of 20 and 30 years.

The selected candidates will graduate as fellows after undertaking three seminars on various aspects of leadership. Fellows will then pledge to take on an extra commitment in implementing a project or champion a cause with demonstrated capacity to have a positive impact on society.

Candidates who graduate will join the LéO Africa Institute’s Leadership Network of outstanding individuals in East Africa. The network that is formed through the different cohorts of classes will continue to be brought together through our various platforms, collaborative engagements, and at the annual leaders gathering (ALG), the Institute’s flagship thought leadership event.

The deadline is on November 23, 2018

Apply for YELP 2019 Application

Read more here https://leoafricainstitute.org/about-yelp-fellowship/

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