The International Advisory Council advises the Platform's Executive Coordinator in the substantive programming of the Platform. It is composed of members from a representative group of International Geneva stakeholders, with an active interest and role in peacebuilding.

The Board represents academia, UN organizations, international NGOs, civil society and diplomatic and donor representatives:

Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

  • Andrea Aeby, Counselor, Peace & Security, Section Global Affairs

International Organization for Migration
  • Jason Aplon, Post Conflict / DDR Advisor, Transition and Recovery Division

  • Emma Baumhofer, Digital Peacebuilding Expert

ICT4Peace Foundation
  • Emma Baumhofer, Digital Peacebuilding Expert

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
  • Silvia Cattaneo, Senior Policy Advisor, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)

Independent Diplomat
  • Guillaume Charron, Director

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Gregory Connor, Policy Specialist, Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding, and Responsive Institutions

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research
  • Adam Day, Head of Geneva Office

Leaders pour la Paix
  • Elisabeth Decrey Warner, Board Member

World Bank Office Geneva
  • Maria Dimitriadou, Special Representative to the UN and WTO

Nonviolent Peaceforce
  • Tiffany Easthom, Executive Director

Justice Rapid Response (JRR)
  • Samuel Emonet, Executive Director

Small Arms Survey
  • Nicolas Florquin, Head of Unit, Data & Analytics

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
  • Robin Geiss, Director

Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) 
  • Joëlle Germanier, Director

PeaceNexus Foundation
  • Catriona Gourlay, Executive Director

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Silja Halle, Manager, UNEP-EU Climate Change and Security Programme

UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency
  • Agnès Hurwitz, Global Lead on Rule of Law, Governance, and Peacebuilding

Mediation Support and Policy, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD)
  • David Lanz, Deputy Director

Fondation Hirondelle
  • Sacha Meuter, Head of Policy and Research

International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Federico Negro, Coordinator OIC, Coordination Support Unit for Peace and Resilience

World Council of Churches
  • Peter Prove, Director, Commission of the Churches on International Affairs

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
  • Madeleine Rees, Secretary General

Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
  • Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director

Kofi Annan Foundation (KAF)
  • Maud Roure, Head of Programmes

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • Amjad Saleem, Manager, Protection, Inclusion and Engagement

Fight for Humanity
  • Nicolas Sion, Head of Development

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Eva Svoboda, Policy Lead

The New Humanitarian
  • Yasmine Kergoat, Chief of Staff

Quaker United Nations Office
  • Nozizwe Madlala Routledge, Director
  • Chatrina Schumacher, Programme Assistant

Geneva Call
  • Alexandre Munafò, Head of Global Engagement


Gabriela Buser

Fundraising & Partnership Coordinator @ Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

Gabriela Buser

Tatiana Avanthay

Communications Coordinator @ Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

Tatiana Avanthay
Geneva Peacebuilding Platform Foundation