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To apply for our cohort starting in January 2024, click here.

Our Modules

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Fellows learn how to create systems that enable them to effectively and efficiently perform tasks and achieve their objectives.

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Fellows develop the necessary skills needed to effectively share ideas in a professional environmen

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Fellows learn how to leverage the human resources in their environment to achieve their objectives.

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Project Management

Fellows develop skills to plan, manage and evaluate projects while working on real projects that align with their companies’ priorities.

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People Management

Fellows develop the skills that enable them to appropriately manage, influence and empower other.

Our Learning Keys


Our learning begins in the classroom where Fellows engage in a variety of learning activities. Fellows inquire into best practices that leaders use across a variety of content areas. Learners make sense of this information by discussing and practicing their learning with other Fellows and engaging in webinars and other live sessions. Within the classroom, we assess a variety of qualities that help to form effective leaders and managers.


Supervisors and the workplace are at the center of our keys. While Fellows learn a variety of relevant and useful skills via the Unlock Impact Classroom Key, this learning must be guided and supported at the workplace to truly unlock impact. Fellows require support and opportunities to transition from the theoretical to practical applications. We work with supervisors to host conversations, provide feedback and develop beneficial projects that help Fellows to get the experience they need to practice leadership in the field.


The purpose of the Mentorship key is to expose Fellows to additional stakeholders that are more advanced in their careers and can provide the, “When I faced this problem…” point of view. In this way, Fellows are exposed to new stakeholders who have been in their shoes and can both give solid advice and model how to navigate new and challenging situations.


Our Fellows benefit from moving through our program as a cohort. Fellows have a shared learning experience within our online classroom and across discussion boards, groups and site-based teams. Fellows help to encourage one another both in the classroom and in the lab. Fellows also work together on a number of projects to practice their skills and receive feedback.

Our Partners

Our Team

We are passionate and deeply invested in the development of local talent.

Gayatri Datar

Gayatri Datar is Co-Founder of Unlock Impact, and also the Co-Founder and CEO of EarthEnable, a social enterprise with the mission of making rural homes healthier. EarthEnable has served 25,000 people since its founding in 2014, and employs 600 people in Rwanda and Uganda.

Fatuma Ingabire

Fatuma Ingabire is a Co-Founder and Program Manager at Unlock Impact. She is passionate about empowerment and invests her time in projects focused on developing the African human resource. In her free time, she writes code and listens to music.

Carolyn Tarr

Carolyn Tarr is a co-founder and Chief Learning Architect at Unlock Impact. As a strong believer in the power of education to initiate transformational change and create lasting equity, Carolyn has worked across contexts and continents to develop in-time and meaningful solutions for learners around the world.

Esther Beza

Esther is a Cohort Manager at Unlock Impact, she is an experienced teaching specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management focused on Logistics and Operations from College for America at Southern New Hampshire University.

Kelly Jessica Hirwa

Kelly Jessica Hirwa is an Operations Associate at Unlock Impact. She is a learner-doer and is very passionate about growth. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Challenges at the African Leadership University.

Yvonne Iradukunda

Yvonne is an Academic Associate at Unlock Impact. She is client oriented and helps people with both straightforward information and multifaceted problems. Her goal is to provide attentive, detailed service. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel, Business and Tourism Management from Vatel Rwanda.