Position: Vice-President (Constituency: Latin America & Caribbean)
Constituency: Vice President

Madeleine Zúñiga

Madeleine is a founding member of Foro Educativo, a national NGO specialized in educational policy proposals and has been its Vice President and Board member in two periods.

In 2001, she represented Foro Educativo in the GCE World Assembly held in New Delhi. That experience animated her to promote the constitution of the National Forum of Education for All with representatives of different sectors of the Executive Power and civil society organisations; she was the Vice-president of this Forum from 2002 to 2005.

In 2003, she led the constitution of the Campaña Peruana por el Derecho a la Educación (CPDE), which gathers around twenty civil society organisations working in basic education projects in poor rural and suburban communities with special attention on indigenous populations, girls and women education, early childhood care and education and students with disabilities.

Since 2006, Madeleine is the National Coordinator of the CPDE and works in alliance with other coalitions that focus in other human rights like the National Association of Centres, the Steering Committee for Investment in Early Childhood Care and Education, the National Initiative for Children´s Rights and is the education focus at the Agreement Platform for the Fight Against Poverty, a forum of State and civil society organizations.

Madeleine Zúñiga is a PhD in Education from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, with special mention on languages and cultures in education. She is the author of several articles and publications on intercultural bilingual education issues for indigenous peoples and has been an independent consultant on the same subject for national and international organisations, such as UNESCO, UNICEF, GTZ.

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.