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Otibho Obianwu | Director of Programs, Urgent Action Fund


Otibho Obianwu (she/her/they/them) is an African feminist who works as the Director of Programs at the Urgent Action Fund (UAF), a feminist rapid response fund that protects, strengthens and sustains feminist activists at critical moments. Before joining UAF, Otibho served as a Program Officer on the grantmaking team at the International Women’s Health Coalition where she resourced and supported feminist and women-led groups advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Africa. Prior to grantmakingOtibho worked extensively on advocacy, program implementation and research related to the SRHR of women, adolescents and young people, and LGBTQI persons. She organized, as part of the founding co-leadership at the Women’s Health and Equal Rights Initiative, the first feminist organization focused on advancing the rights, health, and well-being of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women in Nigeria.  Additionally, she has also served in various advisory capacities including on Astraea Foundation and Mama Cash’s LBQ Women’s Funding Project’s Activist Advisory Committee, and FRIDA the Young Feminist Fund’s Change Team. Otibho holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is excited to bring her rich expertise and deep commitment to equity, justice, well-being, and movement building, to the ACTIF Project Selection Committee.