A get deal of Gender and Women in Development and Administration background. Worked as a Gender Coordinator in
an umbrella organisation for non-governmental organisations in Malawi for 10 years. She also worked as an active training team member of the Malawi Gender Trainers Team (MGTT) which was responsible for
training politicians, principle secretaries, government and non-governmental staff in basic gender skills and the importance of mainstreaming gender in their ministries, constituencies and organisations. She also played a big role to influence gender incorporation in most of the government policies as a leader of the Malawi Gender Coordinating Network through her participation at different conferences and fora mainly in Southern Africa (see Customary law in southern Africa - SADC Today - Editorial - SARDC. Beatrice Chiumia of the Malawi NGO Gender Coordinating Network (NGOGON). Beatrice also attended the 1995 Beijing Conference.
At the moment, Beatrice is the Secretary of Bradford Refugee Forum Board and also a Development Coordinator of Bradford & District Women’s Forum. Beatrice has strong, coordination, campaign, lobbying, influencing, organisation, administration, management and follow up skills. She has an evident enthusiasm to drive change especially for women and children. Her team spirit has played a great role to put the two organisations together and she has inspired everyone to support the cause of the women’s network in a positive way. In short, she is Well networked with superb interpersonal and people skills. Of late, she compiled 18 policies which the Bradford Refugee forum is in the process of adopting for the betterment of the organisation’s good governance and accountability and she has also compiled a directory for all women organisations in Bradford which can be accessed through DIVA website using the link http://www.divabradford.org.uk/index.asp?WCI=tplPage&SID=0&Page=80
She is yet to accomplish her LLB1 degree with Leeds Metropolitan University.
Beatrice is mother of 2 children who has personally experienced detention involving herself and her children, she is also the convenor and initiator of the planned Bradford Refugee and Asylum Seekers women’s conference. She Has undertaken national campaigns to stop the detention of children in the past.