Awel Uwihanganye

Program Lead, Africa Leadership Initiative East Africa Foundation

Membership:  Class of 2010 (Uwepo)

Awel Uwihanganye is the Program Lead at the Africa Leadership Initiative East Africa Foundation.

He is a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative-East Africa, and a member of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network.

Among other leadership roles, Awel also serves as the Associate Director at the Africa Strategic Leadership Centre, a Uganda based think-tank.

He is a passionate social entrepreneur who has founded different leadership initiatives on Africa, with a main focus on young people. They include the LéO Africa Institute, CEED, & Young Achievers Awards. An entrepreneur and communications specialist, he has built over the years built a successful career in the non-profit and knowledge sectors, especially supporting growth and development of young people.

In the past, he served as the Country Programme Coordinator for the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Uganda and South Sudan, and as Chief Executive Officer, Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

His free time is mostly spent reading on entrepreneurship, leadership and contemporary global politics.


2018 YELP fellows at their second seminar at Victoria Forest Resort, Kalangala.
LéO Africa Institute

Started in 2013 with financial support from another ALI Fellow, Magnus Mchunguzi, LeO Africa Institute provides leadership training to Young & Emerging Leaders from across East Africa.

Modeled on Aspen/ALI seminar sessions, the Institute inducts 25 – 30 fellows annually under their flagship project, Young & Emerging Leaders Project (YELP).

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