Editor’s Note

Greetings from the LéO Africa Institute.

In this issue of our e-newsletter, we are excited to share with you the various activities that have occurred within our networks between March and May. We will be taking you through briefs from the Africa.Now summit, the first seminar of the 2019 Young and Emerging Leaders Project(YELP) fellows, our popular materials published such as experiences by Elizabeth Mwambulukutu, Roland Niwagaba and Liz Muange, our participation in the Gulu Go Green Marathon as well as some of the updates at the institute.

We also bring you some opportunities that can contribute to young people's development into better leaders and thinkers as well as in career advancement.

Charlotte Natukunda



The summit held from the 12th- 13th of March 2019 at the Commonwealth Resort, Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda was organized by the Africa Strategic Leadership Centre, a foreign policy think-tank. It was co-chaired by the President of the Republic of Uganda, His Excellency, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and attended by some of the African heads of state such as H.E William Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya, H.E Samiah H. Suluhu, the Vice President of Tanzania, H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohammed, President of Somalia, Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda, among other distinguished guests with delegates from over 38 African countries. For pictures click here.
The 2-day summit was solely moderated by Liz Muange, a 2017 YELP fellow whose experience was shared with us. it brought many more YELP fellows on board that in a pool of panelist was Wanjuhi Njoroge, founder and president of the Nelig Group and a 2018 YELP fellow among many other things. She gave a powerful address on the future of Africa’s youth and the leadership needed to catalyze Africa's transformation.
2019 YELP Seminar one
In March, we concluded the first seminar of our YELP Class of 2019 at Forest Resort, Kasenge. For pictures from the seminar click here.  We are happy to see the growing interest in the programme after such a personal development training. This year’s fellows are drawn from 8 African countries highlighting the diversity of the programme now in its third year growing into a Pan-African initiative we aspire for it to become.
A journey of a Pan-African young leader by Elizabeth Mwambulukutu.
Elizabeth is one of the 27 fellows selected for the 3rd YELP Cohort. At the end of her first seminar, she shared her rich experience here as she looks forward to the second seminar.


Gulu Go Green Marathon 2019.
On the 28th of April, our sister organization Ceed-Uganda, organized yet another marathon in Gulu, dubbed carbon offset, our responsibility which we actively participated in here.
Conversation with Roland, a 2018 YELP fellow.
We caught  up with Roland about his amazing experience on a team travelling by road across the African Continent in the Great African Caravan. Catch the full blog here

Upcoming events
The YELP Class of 2019 will be attending their second seminar at Victoria Forest Resort, Kalangala over the weekend of 8-11 August 2019.


Position Title Job Link
Communications Officer - Ending Violence Against Women and Children (NOB)                                          
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (NOB)                                 
Project Officer - Pulse Lab Kampala (SB4)
Project Associate - Pulse Lab Kampala (SB3)

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