Emilar Gandhi is the Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Facebook. In this role, she focuses on building relationships with NPOs, academics, and other thought leaders, ensuring Facebook’s Community Standards are informed and strengthened by external experts’ views and users across the globe. She previously served as the company’s Head of Public Policy for Southern Africa, where she led on engaging with governments, civil society, and other policy influencers and shaping Facebook’s policy agenda across the region. Before joining Facebook in 2016, Emilar spent eight years at the Association for Progressive Communications, focusing on human rights, technology and internet governance across Africa. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Advisory Network of the Freedom Online Coalition. She holds a BSc from the National University of Science and Technology, an MPhil from Stellenbosch University, and an MA in Governance and Political Transformation from the University of the Free State.