Lucy Lake joined CAMFED in 1994, shortly after it was founded, and went on to become the CEO. In January 2023, Lucy stepped aside as CEO and continues as Chair of CAMFED’s Executive (Read more here). In this capacity, Lucy works with the executive and boards to position CAMFED for its next phase of development and build the global movement behind its mission.
Under Lucy’s leadership, CAMFED has been awarded the Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, and has been recognized by the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD for best practice in taking development innovation to scale. In 2020, Lucy was awarded the Yidan Prize for Education Development alongside Angeline Murimirwa, for her contribution to gender equality in education.
Lucy is a founding member and former Co-Chair of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, and a member of the High-Level Steering Group of the Education Commission’s Workforce Initiative. She represents CAMFED on the Advisory Board of the Global Education Monitoring Report.