Holder of a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Institut Africaine de Management de Bamako (IAM), Aminata Traore spent four years as Programme Coordinator for the Malian Women’s Rights and Citizenship Group (GP/DCF), managing its women’s oversight platform for fair and peaceful elections in Mali. She also has worked as an interim trainer in gender and stabilisation at the Alioune Blodin Beye Peacekeeping Training School (EMPABB). A recipient of the Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2018, she has also received the distinction of UN Women Ambassador for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Aminata joined the HD team in February 2020 as Project Associate for Agro-pastoral Mediation in the 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.