Johannes Trimmel is currently Director of Policy and Advocacy in the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). He has been working in the field of development cooperation for NGOs for the last 20 years and has rich experience on practical, policy and political levels across the ‘developing world’ particularly in promoting the concept of inclusive development.
He had travelled widely to plan, monitor, and evaluate programs in developing countries (Asia and Africa mainly) on grass root, regional and national level.
For the last 8 years his focus was on the inclusion of persons with disabilities living in poverty in developing countries. He occupied several positions within the organisation “Light of the World” which is a member of the Austrian platform dedicated to ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities in developing countries. He is now the Director of Policy and Advocacy in the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). He was elected as the President of the board of CONCORD in 2014 and re-elected in 2017.