The GCE Secretariat Team
GCE has a diverse and international Secretariat.
The Secretariat coordinates the policy, advocacy, research, campaigns, and communication work as per the Global Strategic Plan adopted by the GCE membership.
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
Education Out Loud (EOL) Programme Manager (Malawi)
Julie Juma joined the GCE in January 2023 as the Education Out Loud (EOL) Programme Manager after working with ActionAid for 18years. Prior to joining ActionAid she worked for the Ministry of Education in Malawi. She is based in Malawi.
Programme Manager-GIZ (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
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.
Policy, Research and Advocacy Coordinator (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 Consultant (Brazil)
Fabíola Munhoz worked as the Coordinator of Communications and Mobilization of the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE) for 5 years. She is a journalist with a degree from the School of Social Communication of the University of Cásper Libero (São Paulo, Brazil) and an attorney with a degree from the State University of Londrina (Brazil).
Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, Learning and Knowledge Exchange (MERL)
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.
Learning Officer (Zimbabwe)
Tendaishe Tlou is a human rights and peacebuilding practitioner based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
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.
Finance Officer (Johannesburg)
Yandi Nkwane joined GCE as a Finance Officer responsible for overseeing the financial transactions of the organisation.
Human Resources and Operations
HR & Governance Coordinator (Johannesburg)
Boitumelo Kgomo is since November 2014 GCE’s Human Resources and Administration Coordinator, based in the Johannesburg Secretariat office.
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
Youth & Students Engagement Officer (Maternity Cover)
Amile Dlamini is a BA Law graduate with majors in; law, political studies and international relations at the University of Witwatersrand(Wits).
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.
Communication and IT Officer (Johannesburg)
Philani is currently studying towards a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Strategic Communication Management degree and has a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Communication Management (Cum Laude) graduate.
Communication 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.