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GCAP's New Leadership!

Acclaimed rights activists from El Salvador, India and Uganda have been elected to serve as co-chairs of GCAP's Global Council and help lead the world's largest civil society network focused on inequality and poverty eradication.

Richard Ssewakiryanga - executive director of a large NGO forum, chairperson of the Uganda Land Alliance and president of the East Africa Civil Society Forum – was elected to his first term as co-chair by acclamation at the GCAP Global Assembly in Johannesburg.

Amitabh Behar, convenor of India's Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, and Marta Benavides, an outspoken advocate for people and planet, were re-elected at the assembly to serve second terms.

The Lisbon Global Council Meeting, a fresh perspective

Getting back to work from maternity leave in time for last week´s Lisbon Global Council meeting was a great way to get back in the swing of things. Being able to bring the baby along eased the transition and helped provide some fresh perspective on the challenges GCAP faces in the months and years ahead.