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GCAP Celebrates Sylvia Borren

A committed and passionate activist, GCAP celebrates the work and contributions of Sylvia Borren, who has stepped down as co-chair of the GCAP Global Council and chair of the GCAP Foundation.

While Sylvia no longer holds an official position with GCAP, we know that she will continue to accompany us, in all ways, always.

Watch Sylvia speak at the 2010 Stand Up Take Action rally in New York:



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.

GCAP Co-Chair, Sylvia Borren Nominated as Greenpeace NL Executive Director

GCAP Global Co-Chair, Sylvia Borren, has been nominated as the new executive director of Greenpeace Netherlands as of February 15. She follows Liesbeth van Tongeren, who is now an MP for Dutch party Greenlinks. Sylvia Borren has wide experience at home and abroad.

Eradicating world hunger

Al Jazeera's Inside Story discusses with guests Abdolreza Abbassian, an economist at the Food and Agriculture Organisation ( FAO), Sylvia Borren, a co-chair of Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), and Vandana Shiva, an environmental activist and author.