ICTC congratulates Caroline Harper, Sightsavers CEO, for her appointment as a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year 2016 Honours List issued by Her Majesty The Queen. Caroline was honoured for her work in service to visually impaired people abroad.
Sightsavers, a founding member of the ICTC, works in over 30 countries in Africa and Asia to restore vision, prevent blindness, and improve the lives of people with disabilities, particularly those who suffer permanent sight loss. Caroline has led Sightsavers for more than ten years during which time the organization has grown significantly.
Caroline commented "I see this very much as an honour for Sightsavers: its staff, partners and donors who make the work of the organisation possible. So many people have been prevented from going blind, or have had their sight restored, as a result of these efforts.
“I am also proud of the results we have achieved in terms of advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, and the ‘leave no one behind’ theme of the recently agreed Global Goals. These goals will be the bedrock on which future development will be built, and we should see far more inclusive development as a result.
“I am extremely pleased to accept this honour, and hope to continue to lead this organisation of which I am so proud into the future. There is much more to do!”
For further information please visit: www.sightsavers.org/sightsavers-ceo-honoured