In July 2009, South Africa’s Gender DynamiX (GDX) and a partner organisation in East Africa* formed a partnership to host an Eastern and Southern African Trans and Intersex Regional Exchange Programme, which would commence in May 2010. The Programme would bring together 16 activists from Botswana, Burundi, Namibia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe for this learning exchange.

It was agreed that the group of 16 activists would meet twice a year and that the host countries would rotate in order to give participants a greater idea of different country contexts.  

*name withheld to protect the information of the organisation in the wake of the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda in March 2023