Christina Buchhold joined HD’s Mediation Support and Policy Programme in 2015. She previously worked for several different organisations, including as a project analyst for the European Union’s Arms Trade Treaty outreach programme at the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control, and as a research assistant on arms trade and military expenditure issues at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. In addition, Christina worked as research assistant on violence against humanitarian providers at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies as well as for non-profit organisations in Romania, Lebanon and Uganda. She has a Master’s degree in Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame in the United States and a Magister degree in comparative religious studies from the University in Münster in Germany.
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.