Camilla Croso is Brazilian and the coordinator of the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE), a network that represents 15 national education forums, 8 regional networks from Latin America and 5 international NGOs with solid presence in the region. CLADE seeks to influence policy making both at a regional and national level, as well as internationally.
As President of GCE, Camilla represents civil society as a member of the UN Global Education First Initiative Steering Committee, UNESCO's Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education For All (CCNGO) Coordination Group and as the Co-Chair of the Education For All Steering Committee.
She graduated from the University of São Paulo in 1994 and received her masters in Social Policy & Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics in 1998.
Between 2003 and 2007, she coordinated the Education Watch programme of Ação Educativa, a key Brazilian NGO, focusing on the research and monitoring of education public policies, seeking to foster civil society empowerment to further influence the education debate and decision making process. Between 1999 and 2003, she was the first coordinator of the Brazilian National Campaign for the Right to Education.
Between 1994 and 1997, Camilla worked at the Latin American Regional office of the Kellogg Foundation. She has also been consultant of several organizations, including the European Community, and is the author of a series of articles and books in the area of education and rights, the latest being Equality of Ethnic Relations in Schools (2007).
In 2000, Camilla participated in the Dakar World Education Forum, integrating- as civil society representative- the Writing Committee that elaborated the text of the Dakar Framework for Action.
Camilla was previously on the GCE board representing National Campaign for the Right to Education of Brazil and in January 2008 she was voted in to represent the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education.