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

Julie Juma

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.

Wolfgang Leumer

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

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.

Phumza Luthango

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).


Cecilia Thea Soriano

Campaigns & Communications Manager (Manila)
Cecilia Soriano, also known as Thea, has an extensive background in the CSO education sector, spanning over three decades.

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

Asandiswa Dazana

Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning Officer (Johannesburg)
Asandiswa joined GCE in September 2023. She Joins GCE as a MERL Officer. Asandiswa holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours from Rhodes University.

Khuselwa Mxatule

Knowledge, Exchange and 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. She now works in the Secretariat as the Knowledge, Exchange and Learning Manager.

Finance and Risk Management

Anjum Lalla Yu

Finance and Administrative Manager (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.

Human Resources and Operations

Salma Deedat

Admin & Project Support 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

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.


Rosa-Lena Mabunda

Communications & Media Officer (Johannesburg)
Rosa-Lena Mabunda is a qualified Strategic Communications practitioner with a BA in Strategic Communications in Marketing, majoring in Applied Strategic Communications and Strategic Communications, and an Honours degree in Strategic Communications. She is also well-versed in solution-based thinking, problem-solving, and creating purposeful communications. With several years of experience in the advertising industry and global marketing landscape, Rosa-Lena has developed diverse skills as a Strat

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.