Boubacar Sidiki Gano

Mediation Adviser

Boubacar Sidiki Gano holds a Master’s degree in Private Law from the Faculté des Sciences Juridiques et Politiques (FSJP) in Bamako. After an internship at the district court in Djenné from 2013-2016, he worked as programme coordinator on reproductive health and sexual/reproductive rights for the NGO Namagnon. He has also worked as an agent for the Population and Housing census of the Djenné region. As a young leader of several youth associations, he participated in three editions of civic holiday activities sponsored by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Boubacar joined HD as Mediation Adviser in Mali in August 2018.


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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