The CSEM Advisory Group
Programme Director - Disability Inclusive Development, Sightsavers
Johannes Trimmel is Programme Director – Disability Inclusive Development at Sightsavers. Since June 2014, he has served as the President of CONCORD, the European Confederation of Relief and Development NGOs which comprises over 2,600 organizations. He represents CONCORD in the European Commission’s multi-stakeholder platform on the implementation of the SDGs.
Johannes has worked for the past 17 years in development cooperation with a focus on the rights of persons with disabilities, access to eye health and health systems strengthening. Among other key roles, he has held the positions of Director for International Programme Support and Policies at Light for the World and Chair of the International Disability and Development Consortium.