Adam Cooper

Senior Programme Manager

Adam Cooper joined HD in 2010. He currently manages the organisation’s recently established cyber-mediation project and remains involved in confidential work in Asia. From 2012-2018, he re-established HD’s work in Myanmar and developed a country programme to address the crisis in Rakhine State and support Myanmar’s peace process between the Government and ethnic armed groups. He was also instrumental in establishing different tracks of dialogue at a regional level. Prior to joining HD, Adam worked in a number of humanitarian and political roles in Asia, particularly in countries in transition. He previously co-ordinated election observation missions across the continent for the Asian Network for Free Elections, and assisted the Maldivian Democratic Party to prepare for elections as a political adviser. He also helped with United Nations relief efforts after the 2004 tsunami. Adam has a degree from Oxford University and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.


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.

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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.

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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.

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