Professor Mukami McCrum MBE

KWISA Project Manager

Professor Mukami McCrum MBE is a co-founder of KWISA. She is a Kenyan woman who has lived in Scotland most of her life. She is a grandmother of two wonderful children who inspire her dream of a better and just world. Her achievements have been recognised in various forums including being awarded MBE for her work and campaigns. Last year, 2023, she was awarded a ‘Life-Time Achievement Recognition Award’ by Scottish Black Professionals Scotland and a professorship by Glasgow Caledonia University. Her professional life started as a teacher in Kenya where she taught for three years before relocating to Scotland with her family. She is a qualified trainer, mentor, counsellor, and mediator. Her career includes working as a Race Equality Officer, CEO of Central Scotland Racial Equality Council, and as Policy Manager for the Scottish Government Gender Equality and Violence Against Women and Girls. She believes in education and community development as tools for social change and for combating discrimination. She has campaigns against racism, gender inequality, FGM and related harmful traditions. She has contributed significantly as a trustee and board member on committees and advisory forums of many local, national and international organisations on violence against women and girls, economic justice climate change and conflict resolution. She is currently a member of the Mental Health Foundation Scotland Diverse Experiences Advisory Panel; a trustee of Christian Aid; and a board member of KWISA; and the African & Caribbean Elders in Scotland.