Impact in Action

Learning from success: Supporting girls and sustainable development

In sub-Saharan Africa, 33.3 million girls of primary and lower secondary school age are out of school. This number rises to 52.2 million when taking into account girls of upper secondary school age*. Education is a universal right and a matter of justice, yet it is not freely available to everyone–and in many parts of the world girls are the first to be excluded from it. 
 
Jack Nelson, Portfolio Manager at Sustainable Funds Group, speaks with Dr. Emily Zemke, Director of Development at CAMFED International, and Fiona Mavhinga, who is the Founding Member and Executive Advisor, CAMFED Association. Their discussion explores the social and environmental benefits that come from empowering women to focus on their education and inspire the next generation. It also highlights how CAMFED measures the impact it is having in sub-Sahara Africa and some of the challenges that come with impact measurement.
 

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