Assane Diallo

Mediation Adviser

An economic planner by training, Assane Diallo holds a Master’s degree in Macroeconomics and Development Management from the University of Ouaga II (UO2) and he is currently following a master’s programme in management of NGOs and associations. He has worked with several NGOs in the Sahel region of Burkino Faso on community resilience, local development and humanitarian action. This experience includes work at the regional office of IRD Burkina in Gorom-Gorom as part of the sub-regional project “Peace through Development”. In addition to his professional activities, his involvement in the Young African Leaders Initiatives programme has strenghtened his understanding of the role of young people in their communities. Assane joined HD as Mediation Adviser in Burkina Faso in November 2017.


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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Foundation Board

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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