Asimawu Tahiru

Youth Leader

Asimawu Tahiru is a 24-year-old GPE Youth Leader from Ghana. She is currently studying Basic Education at the University for Development Studies._x000D_
Tahiru has in-depth knowledge and experience in social work, specifically youth development and reproductive health education. She is also keen on social entrepreneurship and established Asmi Ultimate Care, an initiative that focuses on training individuals to produce soaps. As a beneficiary of CAMFED’s support to attend secondary school and university, Tahiru is also a member of the CAMFED Association (CAMA), where she passes on learning and expertise to girls and young women in her community.

Event Schedule

18 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


04:30 pm EEST 06:00 pm EEST Safe to Learn: survivor and youth advocacy for safe schools
Room AD 10-2

The session will consist of introductions by each presenter describing the ethos and approach of their advocacy and programmatic work to prevent and respond to Read More

Asimawu Tahiru

Youth Leader


Kanga Rasi

Africa Campaign Manager

Brave Movement_x000D_

Ashlee Burnett

Learning Research and Creative Lead

Transform Education hosted by UNGEI_x000D_

Anisie Byukusenge

Program Assistant



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