Meet Lysa John

“I would say that it involves challenging the deep rooted notions of singular leadership we most often grow up with (…) It involves reinforcing and re-claiming collective leadership and making it the norm rather than the exception in our organizations”.

Lysa John, April 2020

Lysa John is Secretary-General of the CIVICUS Alliance. She is passionate about strategies for governance accountability and social justice and has spent a large part of her work designing and delivering large-scale civil society campaigns, including as part of ‘Wada Na Todo Abhiyan’ (Don’t Break the Promise campaign, India) and the Global Call to Action against Poverty.

She has also served as Head of Outreach for the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda and authored several reports, which includes assessments on the role and influence of emerging powers. Lysa currently lives in South Africa and can be reached through her Twitter handle: @lysajohn.

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