Elizabeth Lule

Executive Director, ECDAN


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Elizabeth Lule is a widely recognized expert on international development and global health issues, and has devoted her career to strengthening global programs addressing the needs of women, adolescents, children, and infants. She currently serves as the Early Childhood Development Action Network’s (ECDAN) executive director.

Before joining ECDAN, Lule served as a senior consultant with the World Bank Group supporting the Global Financing Facility for Every Woman and Every Child and increasing financing for multisectoral pandemic preparedness at both global and national levels. At the World Bank, she also held several senior management and technical positions including interim director and manager of Africa Regional Integration, sector manager of the HIV-AIDS program and global advisor for Population and Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health.

Previously, she worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as director of Family Planning, at Pathfinder International as regional Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa, and with USAID in Nigeria. Lule was the founding chair of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition. She serves on several Boards of Directors, and has been a member of global think tanks, UN Inter-Agency Task Teams and global advisory groups.

Lule has a master’s degree in medical demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics.

Lule was an event speaker at the Dialogue.