Emilar Gandhi is Facebook’s Public Policy Lead for the SADC Region. In her current role, she is responsible for the company’s regional public policy strategy, working with governments, businesses and civil society organisations to foster understanding of Facebook’s innovative technology. Emilar joined Facebook in 2016, after eight years at the Association for Progressive Communications, where she held various roles including leading public policy work on the African continent focusing on human rights, technology and internet governance. She serves on the Freedom Online Coalition advisory network and is also a Board Member of the South African Communications Forum. Emilar holds an MPhil from Stellenbosch University, a PGD Governance and Political Transformation (UFS) and BSc (Hon) from the National University of Science and Technology.