Awel Uwihanganye is a native of Uganda and a citizen of the world. He currently serves as the Founder & Senior Director at the LéO Africa Institute. He is a privileged alumnus of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative—East Africa, and a Member of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network.
Awel is passionate about media production and communications, entrepreneurship, personal and leadership development, psychology and mental health, international relations and diplomacy, travel, and reading. He believes in the power of people and networks to change lives, shape society, and advance development. He envisions Africa as a frontier for opportunity and growth with a confident, self-aware generation of rising African leaders at the center of this renaissance.
A key lesson in life Awel likes to share is: “I have found that when you commit yourself to do good, create value, innovate, and serve society, a lot of good follows. In my case, my contribution to the cause of Africa, humanity, and the world has come with a lot of opportunities and accolades, which in turn challenge me to do more in adding value to the world.”