Judith Mukuna-Garisch is a feminist communications professional, digital marketer and project coordinator with over ten years of experience in the development sector.

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised as a refugee in South Africa. Judith often felt excluded and consequently learnt the importance of understanding people by knowing their stories. This realisation sparked her passion for writing, storytelling and social justice. Her interest in Social Justice and Human rights has led to her involvement in various development projects in eight African countries working on projects relating to women’s rights, refugee rights, youth development, education, and LGBTQ+ advocacy.

Judith is passionate about working at the intersection of the environment, business, activism, education and technology. She believes that understanding the intersection of these five sectors will enhance how we communicate and measure the impact of development projects and ultimately how we create long-term sustainable change. Judith has worked with organisations such as Cornerstone Institute, Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP), Activate Leadership, Ikasi Youth and the Western Cape Schools Debating Board.

In addition to her work at the Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa, Judith serves on the Board of Bush Radio, the oldest community radio station in South Africa and is the curator of Black-Owned Cape town, a social media movement created to uplift black-owned businesses in Cape Town.