Amanda Hsiao is the Beijing-based Project Manager for HD where she coordinates all China-related programming and oversees the South China Sea project. Prior to joining HD in 2015, Amanda was an analyst on the conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan. She was based in South Sudan for the Center for American Progress, she wrote extensively on the political and humanitarian state-of-play in the two Sudans, including on post-secession negotiations between the two countries. She also served as a Program Analyst for AECOM International Development, a contractor to USAID’s South Sudan Transition and Conflict Mitigation Program. Amanda Hsiao holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of the University of Princeton and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Pomona College.
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.