Abdou Sekou Ouologuem joined HD in 2017 to support the organisation’s mediation efforts in the Tri-border region. In adition to his expertise gained during nine years of research on conflict dynamics and governance in Africa, he has two Master’s degrees, one in Education Sciences and another in Study and Research for Local Development. Abdou Sekou has been actively involved in research work for the Malian Institute of Research and Action for Peace (IMRAP), the Malian Alliance for Rebuilding Governance in Africa (ARGA) and in various national and foreign researcher frameworks. He is currently a member of several Malian civil society organisations, including Observatoire des droits humains et de la paix (ODHP), association SOS école, and Portes Ouvertes Sahel.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.
As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.
HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.