Ephrem Berhanu

Managing Director
Talent Youth Association (TaYA)

Ephrem has over 15 years of experience working on issues relating to sexual reproductive health and rights, girls’ education and empowerment, HIV/AIDS, family planning, policy advocacy, and program development. _x000D_
Today he is a managing director of the Talent Youth Association, one of the largest youth development organizations in Ethiopia. He is responsible for setting the objectives of projects, the overall planning, the allocation of staff, risk management, and project evaluation. He is also President of the Consortium of Youth Development Organizations in Ethiopia (COYDOE). He is a fellow of the Public Health Institute (US) Adolescent Girls Advocacy Leadership Initiative (AGALI)._x000D_

Event Schedule

19 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
04:30 pm EEST 06:00 pm EEST Our Education, Our Rights: Girls in Crisis
Room MH 1-2

Conflicts, the climate crisis, hunger & health crises and the ways these overlap impact girls most severely. Using a Nhanga-inspired approach – sitting on the Read More

Teresa Omondi-Adeitan

Deputy Executive Director and Head of programmes

Forum of African women Educationalists (FAWE)

Angela Muriithi

Director, East and Southern Africa

Plan International

Ephrem Berhanu

Managing Director

Talent Youth Association (TaYA)

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda

Founder and Executive Director

Rozaria Memorial Trust

Ashlee Burnett

Learning Research and Creative Lead

Transform Education hosted by UNGEI_x000D_

Lalita Tamang

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Dana Saad Edeen


Youth 4 Education in Emergencies (Plan International)

Nhial Deng


Canada's Refugee Education Council

Jo Bourne

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Global Partnership for Education


Magdalene Dorto

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Deborah Nyirenda

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Yashmin Fernandes

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

Stella Anyangwe

End Polo Now Coordinator Rotary International

Blandine Umuziranenge

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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

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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