LéO Africa Institute

Apply: LéO Africa Institute’s Young & Emerging Leaders fellowship program

LéO Africa Institute is inviting youth in East Africa to apply for its 2018 Young and Emerging Leaders Project, a fellowship program focused on aspects of leadership.

The fellowship program is open to East African youth of any background – social entrepreneurs, innovators, media, artists, activists, etc. – who are committed to seeing change in their community.

LéO Africa Institute, organizer of the fellowship, is an organization with the aim of empowering emerging thought leaders in Africa and building a network of bright minds.

Selection Criteria

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

The nominees should:

  • 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 18 and 30 as of January 1st 2018 (subject to review on case by case basis)


The selected candidates will graduate as fellows after undertaking three seminars, on various aspects of leadership:

  1. Leadership 101: The Tenets of Outstanding Leadership (Kasenge Forest Resort, Mukono)
  2. Personal Leadership: Defining and Achieving Success (Banana Village Eco Resort, Entebbe)
  3. Servant Leadership Seminar: Achieving Your Life’s Mission (Kigali)

Fellows will then pledge to take on an extra commitment in implementing a project or champion a cause with demonstrated capacity to have 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, the Institute’s flagship thought leadership event.

Deadline for application is 27th November, 2017. Visit the Official Webpage to apply.