With a degree in finance and accounting from the Catholic University of West Africa, Catherine Badji spent two years working as an Accountant for an EU-funded rural project run by a microfinance organization in Senegal, La Coopérative d’épargne et du crédit du Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et Pastorales du Sénégal (COOPEC-RESOPP). She has also worked for PlaNET Guarantee, a subsidiary of the PlaNET Finance Group, as an Administrative and Financial Officer. In 2016, Catherine joined HD as Finance and Administration Manager of the Dakar office.
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.