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. Before CLADE, 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; and, was the first coordinator of the Brazilian National Campaign for the Right to Education. 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.