Monika's vision as Deputy Secretary General is to enrich all ICLEI agendas through global projects and global city cooperation networks, further improve the consistency, methodology and description of ICLEI's working approaches and to strengthen the relations to new and existing ICLEI partners.
Joining ICLEI in 1993 when she started to build up the International Training Center at ICLEI European Secretariat, Monika has been responsible for over 50 events, distance training courses, international projects and the set-up of ICLEI’s new working areas such as “local Renewables” and Local Action for Biodiversity.
In 2010, she joined the World Secretariat, where she manages the teams working on global events, knowledge management, urban research, EcoMobility and Future City Leaders. Since 2012, she assumed the role of Deputy Executive Director of the ICLEI e.V., the legal body of the ICLEI World Secretariat where she takes the responsibility as Finance Director. She also supervises the Capacity Center, the Resilient Cities and EcoMobility Teams, as well as the development and coordination of ICLEI's agendas on Resource-Efficient Cities and Green Urban Economy.