Dr Daniel Stauffacher
Dr Daniel Stauffacher a former Ambassador of Switzerland, is the Founder and President of the ICT4Peace Foundation which since 2003 explores and champions the use of ICT for peace-building, crisis management, and humanitarian aid, and supports diplomatic processes for a peaceful and open cyberspace.
He joined the UN in 1982 and worked in New York, Laos and China. From 1999 to end of 2005 he was a Special Representative of the Swiss Federal Government, responsible, inter alia for hosting the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003. He was a member of UN SG Kofi Annan’s UN ICT Task Force and a founding Trustee of Sir Tim Berners Lee’s World Wide Web Foundation.
He is an Alumni of Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center on Internet and Society and a Member of the Gulf Research Center Foundation in Geneva. He served as an advisor to Governments and the UN Secretariat General, Funds and Programmes on improving Crisis Information Management Systems.