Julisa Tambunan

Deputy Executive Director
Equal Measures 2030

Julisa Tambunan is the Deputy Executive Director of EqualMeasures2030. Born and raised during the military regime in Indonesia, Julisa started her activism early in life. For two decades, she has worked alongside marginalized populations in low-resource settings globally fostering equal opportunities and holding power to account, whether as a journalist, an emergency responder, or an INGO Country Director. She champions intersectionality and anti-oppression values in the spaces she occupies, including at Mercy Corps, UNICEF, and Malala Fund. Julisa is also the co-founder of GirlSPARKS and an Obama Leader. She holds master degrees in Child & Adolescent Psychology and Business Administration.

Event Schedule

18 July 2023
19 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
04:30 pm EEST 06:00 pm EEST Co-Designing Gender Equality: The Role of Accountability in the Gender Equality Agenda
KCC Auditorium

Watch the recording here

Addressing gender gaps requires addressing accountability gaps. Despite numerous commitments to gender equality and women’s rights, Read More

Nabeela Iqbal

Founder and Director

Sisterhood Initiative

Asenath Mwithigah

Chief Executive Officer

Orchid Project

Wangechi Wachira

Executive Director

Centre for Rights Education and Awareness – CREAW

Pauline Faith Gartor

Youth Activist

Youth Coalition for Sexual Reproductive Health Rights/ Girls Health Alliance

Marci Ien

Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth

Government of Canada

Julisa Tambunan

Deputy Executive Director

Equal Measures 2030

Louise Holt

Director General, Social Development, Global Issues and Development

Global Affairs Canada

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame

Global Advocacy Manager


Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Co-Founder

Malala Fund

Start Time End Time Session Description Action
12:30 pm EEST 02:00 pm EEST Gazing into the future: What do the next 5 years look like for gender equality?
Side Event
Kigali Convention Center - Room MH 1-2

We cannot predict the future, but in this event we will try! Join the Equal Measures 2030 partnership for this ‘predict-a-palooza’ to hear experts reflect on Read More

Harriette Chiggai

Cabinet Secretary in the Executive Office the President of Kenya

Government of Kenya

Julisa Tambunan

Deputy Executive Director

Equal Measures 2030

Purity Kagwiria

Senior Fellow



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