Chivuli Ukwimi is an African trans activist and an international development and public health specialist with extensive experience in program development, grant-making, and philanthropy. She is the current deputy director of the International Trans Fund. Chivuli has also managed multiple grant-making and philanthropy portfolios within various public and private foundations including OSF’s Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and Hivos Southern Africa. Other organizations include Outright and Population Services International (PSI) in Zambia.
Chivuli is a current board member of IRANTI and has previously served as a founding board member of African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) and board chair for Dignitate Zambia. Chivuli has qualifications in development studies, public health, development finance, international relations, and diplomacy from Africa’s top universities with a wealth of experience in developing and implementing social and health justice programs for marginalized and inadequately served groups across Africa and the globe.