Ann Cotton is the Founder and President of Camfed International, which is widely recognised and respected as an example of best practice in girls’ education. It is at the local and national levels where Camfed’s influence is most strongly felt and where it exercises a leadership role, advising national governments and international organisations, and multi-stakeholder coalitions. Its advocacy of girls’ education and child protection is ensuring that the voices of rural girls and women are heard at the highest level.
Ann Cotton has won numerous awards for her work, including an Honorary Doctorate in Law from Cambridge University, an OBE and the Skoll and Schwab Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. Ann is a member of the Consortium that organises the Seminar.