21 May 2012
ICT4Peace President Daniel Stauffacher was very pleased to meet with Commissioner Ms. Mignon Clyburn of the US Federal Telecommunications Commission during WSIS 2012 in Geneva. The bilateral meeting allowed explaining the genesis, objectives and activities of the ICT4Peace Foundation as well as discussing areas of common interest.
Of particular interest was the past work of both organisations in supporting crisis management and humanitarian operations in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. The lessons learned from the Japan Tsunami, in terms of how ICTs, including social media, can help first responders and manage information better during crisis was discussed. Ms. Mignon and Daniel Stauffacher agreed to maintain an ongoing dialogue on best practises and the role of ICTs, including social media, in support of crisis management as well as the human dimension aspects of Telecommunications and ICTs in general.