Jeannette Bayisenge

Minister of Gender and Family Promotion

Jeannette has served as the Director of the Centre for Gender Studies and Associate Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Rwanda. She also served as the President of the National Women’s Council. She holds a Ph.D in Social Work with a Gender focus from the University of Gothenburg, a Master’s degree in Development Cooperation with specialization in Women and Development from Ewha Woman’s University in South Korea, and a bachelor degree in Social Work from the National University of Rwanda.

Event Schedule

18 July 2023
20 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
02:30 pm EEST 04:00 pm EEST Harnessing the Power of Education to End Harmful Gender Norms and Stereotypes in Schools
Room AD 12-1

This Concurrent Session will recognize that barriers to achieving gender equality run outside as well as inside education systems and that putting gender at the center Read More

Hawah Nabbuye

Country Director


Natasha Harris-Harb

Lead of Youth Movements and Feminist Leadership


Celine Jaggernauth


Transform Education (a young feminist coalition hosted by UNGEI)

Christine Stegling

Deputy Executive Director, PAK Branch, UNAIDS and UN ASG

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Asimawu Tahiru

Youth Leader


Ngosa Kulula

Safeguarding Manager

Restless Development

Reshma Agarwal

Education Specialist


Carine Laure Metiefeng Mambou

Journalist, Author, AU/CIEFFA Alumni, Founder of CAD AID Foundation

MEMA Group (WIHIA News, CAD AID Foundation, CAD Publishing etc.)

Anna Murru

Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships


Antara Ganguli



Giovanna Lauro

Deputy CEO

Equimundo: Center for Masculinities and Justice

Jo Bourne

Chief Technical Officer

Global Partnership for Education

Faith Mwangi-Powell


Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage

Jeannette Bayisenge

Minister of Gender and Family Promotion


06:30 pm EEST 10:00 pm EEST Increasing Investment In Women In Agriculture Value Chains in Africa
Side Event
Kigali Serena Hotel - Main Ball Room

This will be a panel discussion that will highlight the differentiated impacts of the climate crises of women and men and as a result call for differentiated Read More

Jeannette Bayisenge

Minister of Gender and Family Promotion


Start Time End Time Session Description Action
03:00 pm EEST 04:00 pm EEST A Space for Us: The WD2023 Closing Celebration
Special Event
KCC Auditorium

Join Women Deliver and Conference delegates as we celebrate our movement and advocates from around the world, working towards gender equality. As we reflect on a week Read More

Tulika Srivastava

Board Member

Women Deliver

Sandra Macias del Villar

Director, Feminist Crisis Response

Feminist Humanitarian Network

Noemi Grütter


Elle Kwa Mziki

Satish Kumar Karn

Grants Coordinator

Plan International Nepal

Dr. Maliha Khan

President and CEO

Women Deliver

Jeannette Bayisenge

Minister of Gender and Family Promotion



Magdalene Dorto

Not applicable Not applicable

Deborah Nyirenda

Not applicable Not applicable

Yashmin Fernandes

Director Women's Digital Financial Inclusion Hub, Women's World Banking

Stella Anyangwe

End Polo Now Coordinator Rotary International

Blandine Umuziranenge

Founder and CEO Kosmotivr

Taryn Russell

Deputy Executive Director Results Canada

Djeinaba Kane

Advocacy & Partnership Lead AfricaNenda

Rafiat Akinokun

Youth Advorate and cub's health nurse

Melania Chiponda

Gender and Climate Advisor The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Aries Setiadi

Managing Director Fintech Association Indonesia

Claude Mambo Muvunyi

Director General Rwanda Biomedical Center

Hanna Lemma

Co-founder & Contributor Addis Powerhouse

Kathryn Toure

Regional Director, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office IDRC

Dr. Lisa Avery

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba; Director Africa Initiatives

Carmen Correa

CEO Pro Mujer

Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Price Laureate Tawakkol Karman Foundation

Anis Farid

Research Project Manager Women's Aid Organisation

Patricia Elias

Every Woman International Lawyer; Chief, Global Diplomatic Campaign

Lipi Rahman

Executive Director, Badabon Sangho Every Woman Indrani Fellow

Kigali Convention Center - KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda