Lorretta Kade Binu

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Lorretta Kade Binu


Digital Innovation Lead, Youth for Peace Program


Lorretta is a research and development practitioner, who studies and analyses processes that have an impact on businesses, organizations, and society. She currently leads in digital innovation as a tech fellow at the African Union’s Youth for Peace Program.

Prior to joining the African Union, Lorretta was deployed to Nairobi’s informal settlements to bridge educational inequities. She has also worked in the valuation division of the Kenyan Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning after having graduated with a degree in Real Estate from the University of Nairobi. Completing fellowships such as the Young & Emerging Leaders Project Fellowship and the Nile Project Fellowship; have sharpened her multidisciplinary competencies and given her a better view of how best she can address the gaps in her community. Lorretta is committed to deepening her understanding of African affairs and using program design to build unique solutions for Africa.

YELP Experience

YELP, to me, is a space that invests in the worldƒ??s greatest resource, which is human potential. Being a part of this fellowship has exposed me to a vibrant community of young change makers who are committed to making a contribution towards the development and general wellbeing of people across East Africa and beyond.

The diversity and balance among Fellows makes the YELP experience even better, because I get to learn from, share with and have a team of individuals supporting me in different capacities.

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