Lucy Lake OBE

Chief Executive Officer, CAMFED International

Lucy Lake is Chief Executive of CAMFED, dedicated to supporting girls through education and young women to step up as leaders in Africa. Since joining CAMFED 25 years ago, Lucy has led its development as a transformative model of investment in girls’ education through which its clients – as educated young women – take the reins and join forces with local and national authorities to lead change for the younger generation of girls. CAMFED’s model has been acclaimed internationally, most recently by the OECD which has recognised CAMFED for best practice in taking development innovation to scale. Lucy is on the High-Level Steering Committee of the Education Commission’s Workforce Initiative, and is a founding member and former Co-Chair of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative. In 2019, Lucy was awarded an OBE in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours in recognition of her service to young people in Africa.

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