Beatrice Mégevand-Roggo moved in 2012 from her role as Regional Director for the Middle East at the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) to become HD’s Special Representative for Syria and then Senior Programme Manager for the Middle East. She was previously the ICRC’s Regional Director for Europe and the Americas. While at the ICRC, Béatrice worked around the world in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans and the Caucasus. She has also worked as a freelance journalist, an Assistant Professor at Università Statale in Milan (Italy), and as a consultant for Non-Governmental Organisations assessing and monitoring development projects in Africa and Latin America. Béatrice holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Università Statale in Milan, where she focused on contemporary history and international relations.
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.