Dr. Aderemi is the first indigenous Country Representative of CBM Nigeria and the first person in a wheelchair to study and practice pharmacy in Nigeria.
Toyin was left unable to walk due to contracting polio in her childhood. Her mother used to carry her on her back to and from school until she got her first wheelchair at age 16.
She is an experienced disability-inclusive development practitioner and researcher, working to influence government and development policies for social inclusion. She has a background in public health, with expertise in disability-inclusive sexual and reproductive health and rights, and a PhD in Behavioural Medicine.
Zero Project Conference 2019
Speaker at the couch session on Participation and Leadership
Session description: Self-representation, participation, and leadership and their contribution to a barrier-free world.
Reason for winning
(Jury member Ninia La Grande)