The Secretariat coordinates the policy, advocacy, research, campaigns, and communication work as per the Global Strategic Plan adopted by the GCE membership.

Global Coordinator

Grant Kasowanjete

Global Coordinator (Johannesburg)
Grant Kasowanjete is the current Global Coordinator for the Global Campaign for Education. He has worked in various sectors such as agriculture, health, education, and democracy.

Senior Programme Manager

Wolfgang Leumer

Senior Programme Manager (Cape Town)
Wolfgang Leumer joined the GCE in January 2014 as the head of the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF) Programme, after working 33 years for a German NGO in the field of non-formal and basic education

Policy Advocacy and Research

Vernor Muñoz

Head of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns (Costa Rica)
Vernor Muñoz joined GCE in October 2017, after working with Plan International and acted as a consultant for UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF and other international organizations.

Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia

Consultant: Policy & Research Advisor (UK)
Luis Eduardo holds a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Manchester, and MSc in Economics and a BA in Economics from the National University of Colombia.

Phumza Luthango

Research and Advocacy Officer (Johannesburg)
Phumza Luthango has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law and Political and International Relations (Rhodes University) Postgrad Diploma in Public and Development Management with distinction in Public Policy (Wits University).

Campaigns

Cristina Álvarez

Campaigns Manager (Spain)
Cristina Álvarez joined the Global Campaign for Education as the Campaigns Manager in June 2021. Cristina is a communication, campaigning, and public affairs specialist with over 10 years of experience in international development, public policy, and human rights issues.

Julia Sestier

Campaigns and Design Officer (France)
After many years in South Africa, Julia now lives in Marseille, France. Prior to joining GCE, she worked at Femmes Africa Solidarité on networking and advocacy initiatives aimed at strengthening women’s participation in peacebuilding processes at the regional and international level.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, Learning and Knowledge Exchange (MERL)

Khuselwa Mxatule

Monitoring, Evaluations, Reporting & Learning Manager (Johannesburg)
Khuselwa Mxatule joined GCE in February 2017 as Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Officer for the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF) and was promoted GCE MEL Manager in June 2019.

Vicky Mogeni

Youth and Students' Engagement & Learning Coordinator (Johannesburg)
Vicky Mogeni joined GCE in March 2021 as the Knowledge Management and Learning officer to foster learning across the GCE membership and the secretariat. Prior to GCE, Vicky worked with UNICEF USA in New York.

Finance and Risk Management

Anjum Lalla Yu

Financial Compliance Coordinator (Johannesburg)
Anjum Lalla Yu joined GCE in November 2016 as the Internal Audit Coordinator for the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF) Programme, based at the GCE office in Johannesburg.

Yandiswa Nkwane

Finance Officer (Johannesburg)
Yandi Nkwane joined GCE as a Finance Officer responsible for overseeing the financial transactions of the organisation.

Human Resources and Operations

Boitumelo Kgomo

HR & Governance Coordinator (Johannesburg)
Boitumelo Kgomo is since November 2014 GCE’s Human Resources and Administration Coordinator, based in the Johannesburg Secretariat office.

Salma Deedat

Events & Admin Officer (Johannesburg)
Salma Deedat is GCE’s Administrative Officer since 2010, based in the GCE office in Johannesburg. She provides technical and logistical support to GCE’s multiple projects, meetings, conferences, and workshops; coordinates office activities and operations to ensure effectiveness and efficiency within the movement,

Youth and Students Engagement

Xena Scullard

Youth Engagement Officer-Consultant (Cape Town)
Xena joined GCE in March 2021 as the Youth Engagement Officer. Xena's role is to support GCE with strategic direction and coordination, with particular focus on growing and strengthening the voice and representation of youth and students across the movement.

Communication

Philani Ndebele

Communications Officer (Johannesburg)
Philani is a candidate of a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Strategic Communication Management, a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Communication Management (Cum Laude) graduate.

Atlegang Moeketsi

Communications Intern (Johannesburg)
Atlegang joined GCE in October 2021 as a Communications Intern. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Integrated Communications from the Tshwane University of Technology.

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end exclusion in education. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.