Christoph Wiedmer studied secondary school teacher at the University of Basel and got the MBA for non-profit organisations at the University of Fribourg. He is the co-director of the Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland (STP) since 2006. Prior to joining STP he campaigned 14 years for Greenpeace. STP campaigns for the rights of minorities and of indigenous peoples. One focus is the right to the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous and traditional communities for all projects that affect their way of living Field visits and cooperation with communities include indigenous communities in the Congo Basin, the Amazon Basin, the Andes, in North America and Scandinavia. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Swiss National Contact Point of OECD.