Angeline Murimirwa is the CEO of CAMFED, a pan-African movement revolutionizing education for girls.

Why you should listen

Angeline Murimirwa went to secondary school in rural Zimbabwe thanks to support from CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education), a nonprofit whose mission is to eradicate poverty in Africa through the education and empowerment of girls. After she graduated in 1998, she became a founding member and the first elected Chair of the CAMFED Association (CAMA). Far more than your run-of-the-mill alumni group, CAMA is a peer support and leadership network of activists educated with CAMFED support that has since grown to more than 240,000 members.

Murimirwa took on the chief executive role at CAMFED in January 2023, and she now focuses on ensuring the organization remains true to its original mission — all while building capacity for expansion. She won the Yidan Prize for Education Development in 2020 and accepted the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize on behalf of CAMFED in 2021.

Angeline Murimirwa’s TED talks

More news and ideas from Angeline Murimirwa

Live from TED2023

Preparing for the inevitable chaos ahead: Notes on Session 9 of TED2023

April 20, 2023

As we barrel into the future at breakneck speed, there can be a sense of perilous vertigo. How do we prepare for constant upheaval and change? The answer may lie in a combination of close listening, careful thought and inspiration from people committed to creating peace and progress. In Session 9 of TED2023, seven speakers […]

Continue reading