Heritage Sanmi-Lawal

Her Dream Initiative

Heritage is the Founder of Her Dream Initiative, an NGO that aims to empower women and girls and curb harmful practices against them. Heritage has over seven years of experience in the community development sector, specifically on gender equality, climate change and education. She has worked with diverse organisations, such as Amnesty International UK, Major Group for Children and Youth (UN-MGCY), Gender Equality Action Group of the UN Foundation and Thrive Future CIC.

She is a member of the Youth Advisory Panel for Plan International Nigeria and a UN Women Delegate for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67).

Event Schedule

18 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
10:30 am EEST 12:00 pm EEST Demanding Reproductive Justice and Rights: Responses to the Climate Crisis
Room MH 4-2

The climate crisis threatens all aspects of human life and health. Yet the impacts on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are rarely considered, and the Read More

Charles Kabiswa

Executive Director

Regenerate Africa

Tamara File

Activist, Women's Rights Advocate, CSE Educator


Khusbu Poudel

Program Coordinator

Ipas Nepal

Ruth Ngechu

Global Engagement Director


Heritage Sanmi-Lawal


Her Dream Initiative

Alejandra Coll

Advocacy Adviser for LAC

Center for Reproductive Rights


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