As Policy Director for the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), Johanna Diecker drives the continuous development and improvement of policy and advocacy strategies. This includes the management of GOGLA’s work on enabling environment, standards and guidelines, and the association’s regional representation. Diecker joined GOGLA as its first employee in 2013 as operations and project manager. Between 2015 and 2017 she was in charge of the enabling environment program, aiming to establish a conducive policy environment catalyzing market development for GOGLA members. Previously, Diecker worked for the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH, or GIZ, where she was actively involved in the provision of advisory services to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation regarding ICT4D. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Development Studies and Political Science, as well as a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Vienna.