Lysa John is the Secretary General of Civicus. Lysa has worked on issues of governance accountability and social justice since 1998. She most recently worked with Save the Children International as their Global Campaign Director, and previously served as Head of Outreach for the UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda. Born in India, Lysa spent the early part of her career working on large-scale civil society campaigns. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work.
Civil society has a critical role to play in aiding and accelerating progress on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The work of the World Benchmarking Alliance provides an opportunity to make learning and accountability integral to the collective effort needed from governments, businesses and citizens to secure a sustainable future.