Rita Uwamahoro

Operations Associate, The African Leadership University

Uwamahoro Rita is a dynamic young professional currently working in Operations at the African Leadership University.

She is 2023 YELP Fellow of the LéO Africa Institute with a strong background in partnerships, operations & project management, she brings a wealth of expertise to her role. Holding a PMP certification, she excels in building strategic relationships, optimizing operations, and delivering successful projects.

In addition, Rita is an active member of the Global Shapers Community (Kigali Hub). She serves as the Events and Logistics Lead for the hub, which feeds into her passion for community engagement and leadership.


10:40 - 12:30

Saturday November 18 (Physical)

Why We Must Forge a Common Identity: Mitigating Conflict & Fostering a Peaceful, Economically Viable Continent through Integration

The panel will explore the importance of a common African identity in mitigating conflict and fostering a peaceful, economically viable continent. Panelists will discuss the challenges of building a common identity across Africa's diverse cultures and languages, and how this can be achieved through integration and cooperation.


Hosted by William Babigumira, Head of Faculty, LéO Africa Institute


Anna Reissman, Country Representative Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda & South Sudan
Ritah Uwamahoro, Operations Associate, The African Leadership University & YELP Class of 2023 Fellow
Leila Ali, Chief Operating Officer, Infotech Investment Group (IIG) & YELP Fellow Class of 2023