Ramatu Bangura

Executive Director
Children's Rights Innovation Fund

Ramatu is a lifelong advocate for justice, bringing 25 years of experience working with and on behalf of adolescent girls and youth. Before CRIF, she worked with the NoVo Foundation’s Advancing Adolescent Girls’ Rights initiative, co-leading strategy development and grantmaking to advance the largest portfolio in philanthropy dedicated to the rights, leadership, and well-being of adolescent girls in the United States and in the Global South. She has engaged in organizing, advocacy and research on a host of issues impacting transnational girls, including early and forced marriage, sexual violence, trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, and educational access for English Language Learners._x000D_

Event Schedule

18 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
08:00 am EEST 09:30 am EEST Resourcing Girls' Resistance: Challenging the Supremacy of International Development Programming
Side Event
Kigali Convention Center - Room MH 1-1

In every corner of the world, girls are reclaiming institutions of power and speaking truth to authoritarian regimes, yet traditional programming in the international Read More

Ivy Nyawira Wahito

Assistant Director

Resource Center for Women and Girls

Ramatu Bangura

Executive Director

Children's Rights Innovation Fund

Nassiratou Ali Djibo

CEO-Founder of Matassa and Change-Makers Council Member

Girls First Fund


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