Dorte joined HD’s Donor Relations and Fundraising team in 2019. She brings extensive experience on fundraising in the conflict prevention/peacebuilding sector. Before joining HD, she worked as a Project Coordinator with the Middle East and North Africa division of DCAF (the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance), where she was in charge of the division’s fundraising and donor relations, including managing DCAF’s Trust Fund for North Africa. Until 2011, Dorte worked with Saferworld in London, first on Fundraising, and later as Project Coordinator on its Europe and Central Asia team, where she worked on conflict analysis and community safety in the Western Balkans. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Geography from the University of Copenhagen.
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.