Frits Bussemaker

Chair the Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age (I4ADA)

Frits appeals for an active role of the City of Peace and Justice in fostering online accountability.

Frits Bussemaker is a vibrant community builder in the field of Peace, Justice and Security. Representing over 400 organisations – from small business, NGO’s and International Organisations – he shares his ideas on how ‘his sector’ can play an active role and make a positive difference. Frits brings to the ICP table the responsibility that lies within us – ‘The Hague’ – in fostering accountability in the digital age.


Bussemaker has a passion for bringing people together in the Digital Age. He has initiated and helped to run a number of (international) communities focused on linking Information Technology, Innovation and Impact. Frits seeks to “organize serendipity”, the unexpected value that is often found by bringing different communities in contact with each other.  

He is currently the Chair of the ‘Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age’ (I4ADA). An association instigated by UNESCO to define instruments for managing accountability in the Digital Age. In addition, Frits leads the Dutch Government’s Innovation Community. 

Frits has been working in the International ICT industry since the 80s. Represented CIONET, a community of over 7000 CIOs while working with their international partners such as the European Commission.  

Frit does (pro deo) work including: founding member and vice-chair of ITU ‘AI for Good Global Summit (Geneva), YPO’s European Impact Summit and iPoort – an association organized to discuss digitalization with members of the Dutch parliament. He is a regular speaker and chair at international events. He has an MSc from Delft University.