CAMFED 2021 media highlights: Our movement on the global stage

Interviews and insights in 2021

As we look back on 2021, we are grateful to all the journalists and writers who took the time to learn about our movement, speak to our women leaders, and bring their voices and expertise to national and global audiences, underscoring that those with lived experience of exclusion are the experts in what it takes to get girls into school, help them to learn, support them to succeed, and unlock their power to lead. 


Some of our 2021 Media Highlights


CNN: Zain Asher explores the power of social interest


Zain Asher and CAMFED’s Angie Murimirwa explore how leadership and entrepreneurship ignited by girls’ education challenges traditional gender norms.


Watch the TV interview on Zain's Twitter


Refinery 29: Dorothy Sam on what it's like to be 29 in Ghana


In a feature on 29-year-olds across 29 different countries, Dorothy Sam, CAMFED Association member and trainer of Learner Guides, shares her experience.


Read Dorothy Sam's story on Refinery 29


Forbes: Dorcas on sustainable farming through Aquaponics


Forbes’ Andrew Wight interviews CAMFED Association member Dorcas Lukwesa from Zambia about her solution to hunger and the effects of climate change.


Read Dorcas' interview on Forbes


Ms. Magazine: Judith Msindo’s Op Ed


CAMFED Association leader and education activist Judith from Zimbabwe writes for Ms. Magazine about the transformative power of education.


Read Judith's Ms. Magazine article


NPR: Angie Murimirwa speaks to Marc Silver


Marc Silver met CAMFED Executive Director Angeline Murimirwa in 2018, and he caught up with her again to discuss current challenges to education equality. 


Read Angie's NPR interview


BBC: Girls' education for saving the planet


CAMFED Association leaders Fiona Mavhinga and Esnath Divasoni discuss the global good of girls’ education and women’s leadership in the BBC’s ‘39 Ways to Save the Planet’.


Listen to the BBC podcast


CNBC Africa: Angie Murimirwa on the impact of COVID-19


On World Day of Social Justice, CAMFED Executive Director Angeline Murimirwa spoke on CNBC Africa about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls’ education.


Watch the CNBC TV interview


The Guardian: CAMFED cited as important aid agency


CAMFED was cited by Phillip Inman in the Guardian (UK) as perhaps most important aid organisation of the moment, as he addressed the life-saving power of girls’ education and vaccines.


Read the Guardian article


Forbes: CAMFED and ethical fashion brand Marcella


This interview with Siyana and Andy Huszar in Forbes explores the philanthropy partnership between New York fashion brand Marcella and CAMFED – with an emphasis on sustainability and ethics.


Read the Forbes interview


Ghana Web: Sally Ofori-Yeboah shares the benefits of CAMFED's Learner Guide Program


CAMFED Ghana hosted a Learner Guide open day in Mankessim, Central Region for stakeholders, policymakers, administrators and students.


Read the article on Ghana Web


Women Making Waves Podcast: Forget Shareka speaks to Suzie Thorpe


Forget Shareka, a CAMFED Association member and climate-smart agriculture entrepreneur tells her story to Linda Ness and Suzie Thorpe on the Women Making Waves podcast. 


Listen to the podcast with Forget


Business Ghana: CAMFED signs MoU with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture


CAMFED Ghana has partnered with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to champion sustainable, climate-smart agricultural practices. Our National Director, Sally Ofori-Yeboah, signed the MOU.


Read the article in Business Ghana


BBC Radio 4: Esnath Divasoni shows Charlotte Ashton her cricket farm


Esnath Divasoni is a trainer on CAMFED’s Agriculture Guide program and farms insects in Zimbabwe. Charlotte Ashton meets this pioneer who is eager to promote the role of women in African agriculture.


Listen to the BBC podcast with Esnath


The Guardian Tanzania: Nasikiwa Duke on supporting women in agriculture


Nasikiwa Duke, Program Director at CAMFED Tanzania, discusses our new partnership with Sokoine University Graduate Entrepreneurs Cooperative (Sugeco) to support careers in agriculture.


Read the article on The Guardian Tanzania


Sky News: Harriet Cheelo on the feminist solution to the climate crisis


Sky News hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi meet CAMFED Association member Harriet Cheelo from Zambia to explore the role of girls’ education and women’s leadership in the fight against climate change.


Listen to the podcast on Sky News


Ghana News Agency: Sally Ofori-Yeboah spotlights CAMFED's Mobile Learning Lab (MLL) project


In partnership with 60 Million Girls, CAMFED’s Mobile Learning Labs (MLLs) are improving the quality of delivery of basic education for students in rural and marginalized communities.


Read the article on Ghana News Agency


Ashley Judd's Instagram: Linda Bhebe takes over


On International Day of the Girl, CAMFED Association member Linda Bhebe took over actor and UNFPA
Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd’s Instagram profile to showcase young women’s activism for girls’ education.


Meet Linda on Ashley's Instagram


Inside Climate News: Harriet Cheelo champions education as a climate solution


Harriet Cheelo, CAMFED Association member and sustainable farming expert, spoke to Inside Climate News about the importance of educating girls as a matter of social and climate justice.


Read Harriet's Climate News interview


Devex Op Ed: Angeline Murimirwa and Lucy Lake share their insights


CAMFED Co-Executives Angeline Murimirwa and Lucy Lake urge the global education community to tackle the inequalities that are at the root of the problems that perpetuate girls’ and women’s marginalization.


Read Angie and Lucy's Devex Op Ed


Reuters: Esnath Divasoni speaks to Mark Hillsdon


Mark Hillsdon speaks to Zimbabwean farming pioneer Esnath Divasoni, who is championing insects (especially crickets) as a low carbon protein source in her rural community.


Read the Reuters article


Solvable Podcast: Angeline Murimirwa speaks to Ronald Young Jr.


Angeline Murimirwa, CAMFED Executive Director – Africa, speaks to American political journalist Jacob Weisberg,  explaining how girls’ exclusion from education in low income communities is solvable.


Listen to the Solvable podcast with Angie


Devex: Forget Shareka and Catherine Boyce speak to Rumbi Chakamba


Rumbi Chakamba speaks to CAMFED Association member Forget Shareka and CAMFED’s Catherine Boyce about the growing awareness that educated girls and women need to be at the heart of climate change solutions.


Read the climate article on Devex


Al Jazeera: Esnath Divasoni spotlights her cricket farm


CAMFED Association member and climate-smart agripreneur Esnath Divasoni speaks to Veronique Mistiaen about bringing a sustainable protein source to her rural community in Zimbabwe. 


Read the article on Al Jazeera


TED Talk: Angeline Murimirwa on social interest


Angie’s talk introduces the revolutionary concept of ‘social interest,’ a whole new approach to lending, which allows young African women to gain access to business loans, and to pay back the interest by volunteering in local schools. 


Watch Angie's TED Talk


Scientific American: Forget Shareka shares her story


Forget Shareka, CAMFED Association member and entrepreneur, explains to Arabic Scientific American how educating girls improves communities’ resilience to climate shocks, and empowers women to become leaders of sustainable change. (Right click to translate)


Read the article on Scientific American Arabic


Forbes: Angeline Murimirwa speaks to Kim Starkey


Angeline Murimirwa, CAMFED Executive Director – Africa, discusses how young women in our Sisterhood – The CAMFED Association – are plowing back the benefits of education into their communities and supporting the next generation of girls.


Read Angie's interview on Forbes


The Scotsman: Forget Shareka tells her story


CAMFED Association member and climate-smart entrepreneur Forget Shareka shares her story with The Scotsman after participating in two roundtables at COP26 in Glasgow.


Read the COP26 article in the Scotsman


El Comercio: Dyness and Otilla share their stories


El Comercio spotlights two stories from CAMFED Association members Dyness in Zambia and Ottilia in Zimbabwe in the context of CAMFED’s Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. (Right click to translate)


Meet Dyness and Ottilia in El Comercio


20 Minutos: Fiona Mavhinga speaks to 20 Minutos


Fiona Mavhinga, CAMFED Association founding member and Executive Advisor, attended a week of ceremonies in Spain when CAMFED was recognized with the Princess of Asturias Award. Here she speaks to 20 Minutos. (Right click to translate)


Read the interview on 20 Minutos


El Pais: Angeline Murimirwa explains the urgency of investing in girls' education


CAMFED’s Angie Murimirwa explains the complex barriers marginalized girls face to education, and what we are doing about it, in this interview in Spain’s daily newspaper.  (Right click to translate)


Read the interview on El Pais


Devex Op Ed: Decolonizing aid and mindsets


We’re thrilled to feature in this seminal blog about decolonizing aid and mindsets, which cites CAMFED as a sustainable, locally-led initiative improving girls’ access to education and tackling issues including child marriage and poverty. (Right click to translate)


Read the Op Ed on Devex


La Nueva España: Interview with Fiona Mavhinga


An interview with CAMFED Association Executive Adviser, Fiona Mavhinga, who joined our Chief Executive Officer, Lucy Lake, to attend several days of celebratory events marking the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards.  (Right click to translate)


Read the article on La Neuva España (right click to translate)


The Guardian: Mwangala Mukelabai on International Day of the Girl


Mwangala Mukelabai, a CAMFED Association member from Zambia, took over CAMFED’s Twitter channel on International Day of The Girl, and was quoted in the Guardian’s piece on the advocacy value of international days.


Read the article in The Guardian


La Voz de Asturias: Lucy Lake and Fiona Mavingha meet Asturian students


CAMFED Chief Executive Officer Lucy Lake and CAMFED Association Executive Adviser Fiona Mavhinga interacted with local students during the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards week in Spain. (Right click to translate)


Read the article on La Voz de Asturias


NBC: CAMFED and New York ethical fashion brand Marcella


CAMFED features in this mini documentary on NBC with Siyana and Andy Huszar, who examine purposeful partnerships and sustainability. Their ethical fashion business supports CAMFED’s work.


Watch the documentary on NBC


Vanity Fair España: CAMFED with Gloria Steinem at the Asturias Award ceremony


CAMFED joined Gloria Steinem as a recipient of the Princess of Asturias Award in Spain this year. This articles examines the importance of feminist movements for a more equitable world. (Right click to translate)


Read the article on Vanity Fair España


The Gulf Times: Lydia Wilbard at the WISE Summit 2021


Lydia Wilbard, National Director, CAMFED, Tanzania highlights the long-term impact of Covid-19 on education and discusses the way forward at the WISE Summit 2021.


Read the article in The Gulf Times

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