Annual Leaders Gathering

#ALG2022 A Decade of Impact

The 2022 Annual Leaders Gathering will take place between 25-27 November, bringing together emerging leaders within the LéO Africa Institute network across Africa. Participants will reflect on the challenges facing society today and how different networks of innovators, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers in the public sector can come together to address them.

ALG 2021 Speakers

Julie Gichuru

Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer, Mastercard Foundation

Carl Manlan

Chairman Board of Directors, LéO Africa Institute

Awel Uwihanganye

Founder, LéO Africa Institute

ALG 2021 Schedule

10:00 - 10:30

Opening Ceremony

Musical Performance


Lagum The Rapper

10:30 - 10:45

Welcome remarks

Chairperson Board of Directors, LéO Africa Institute


Carl Manlan

10:00 - 11:00

In Conversation: LéO Africa Institute at 10! - The Building of an “Imagined Community”

In Conversation with

  • Hashim Wasswa Mulangwa, Chief Development Strategy Officer, Global Innovation Fund
  • Liz Muange, Investment & Value Chain Lead, SUED, YELP Fellow Class of 2017 & Member Board of Directors. LéO Africa Institute
  • William Babigumira; Chief Executive Officer Pentascope Strategy & Senior Member of Faculty LéO Africa Institute

Hosted by Awel Uwihanganye, Founder & Senior Director, LéO Africa Institute


Hashim Wasswa Mulangwa


Liz Muange


William Babigumira


Awel Uwihanganye

11:30 - 12:00


Musical performance by Lamu



10:30 - 10:45

Outsider View of YELP As a “Community”

Corporate Social Investments Manager at Stanbic Bank Uganda


Barbara Kasekende

10:45 - 11:45

Belonging: Networks as Imagined Communities and how YELP can Contribute to building Resilient Fellows


  • Cleofash Alinaitwe, Managing Partner at Agri Planet Uganda & Valedictorian – YELP Class of 2017
  • Mohamed Okash, Head of Innovations, SIMAD iLab & Valedictorian – YELP Class of 2019
  • Malath Ochieng, Child Protection, Gender and Development Specialist & YELP Fellow Class of 2018

Hosted by Isaac Rugamba, Senior Analyst at Vanguard Economics & YELP Fellow Class of 2017


Cleofash Alinaitwe


Mohamed Okash


Malath Ochieng


Isaac Rugamba

ALG2021: Highlights

The theme for the 2021 Annual Leaders Gathering, Building Resilient Lives and ‘Imagined Communities’, was inspired by the need to re-imagine our sense of community in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

ALG 2021 Hosts

ALG 2021 Partners