President's Global Development Council

Sarah Degnan Kambou

Dr. Sarah Degnan Kambou is President of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), a position she has held since 2010. She joined ICRW in 2002 and held numerous leadership roles prior to becoming President, including serving as Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to 2010, and Vice President of Health and Development from 2006 to 2008. Prior to joining ICRW, Dr. Kambou spent more than a decade in sub-Saharan Africa managing programs and operations for CARE. In 1985, she co-founded the Center for International Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. In 2009, she was appointed as a Commissioner on the United States National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, and in 2012 President Bill Clinton tapped Sarah to serve as an Advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative.  Sarah is a recipient of the Perdita Huston Human Rights Award, conferred in 2013 by the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area in recognition of her commitment to improving the status of women everywhere. She has also been recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Kambou received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut, and an M.P.H. and Ph.D. from Boston University.