Desiree Acholla

Desiree Acholla has over fifteen years of social impact work, with more than 10 years in the international development sector. Global experiences in campaign advocacy, public health, financial inclusion, and education have granted her a nuanced perspective as a Social Impact Consultant. She has worked in education and development to reduce disparity in schooling access and learning outcomes in the Global South, specializing in public-private partnerships and education financing. Desiree also helps philanthropic foundations and public health organizations to center equity in grantmaking, partnership development, and addressing the social determinants of health. Currently, as Principal of her consulting firm, Inararibonye LLC, Desiree helps organizations develop a praxis of diversity, equity and inclusion, anti-racism, and/or decolonization that is relevant, reflective, and responsive to their focal areas and stakeholders. She is the founder of, an online support resource for aid and humanitarian practitioners to think critically about the implications of decolonizing the sector. Desiree has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Montana and a Joint Master in Education Policies for Global Development from the University of Amsterdam, the University of Oslo, and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She also holds certificates in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Work from the University of South Florida, Muma College of Business.