Ursign Hofmann joined the GICHD in August 2011. As the Policy Advisor, he conducts research on legal, policy and operational aspects of mine action in relation to broader human security issues. Ursign Hofmann is also in charge of monitoring new developments in those fields and writing articles for specialised journals on mine action.
In 2012, Ursign Hofmann undertook an internal evaluation of the GICHD’s management structures, tools and procedures to enhance their consistency, efficiency and effectiveness and to inform the drafting of organisational rules and regulations. From August 2011, he served for one year as Junior Programme Officer in External Relations and Policy.
Prior to joining the GICHD, Ursign Hofmann worked with the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations on a comprehensive review of the United Nations in mine action.
Ursign Hofmann holds a degree in History and Political Science from the University of Lausanne and a Masters in History and French from the University of Lausanne.
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)