Margarita Focas Licht is the Country Support Team Manager at the GPE Secretariat. She has more than 20 years of experience working with education in developing countries, including 10 years based in Africa. Before joining the Secretariat in 2011 she worked for UNICEF, Save the Children Norway and UNESCO. At UNESCO, she was part of the Special Needs Education unit from 1996-1998. Her work over the years has focused on education for marginalized children through both formal and alternative basic education, and has included the development of inclusive education programs in Ethiopia and Madagascar.