Ahmed Yassin holds a Doctorate degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. He also holds a master degree from the University of Birmingham. Between 1983 – 2003 he served in several positions within the National Museum of Kenya, rising to the position of Director General in an acting capacity. Later he joined the National Cohesion and Integration Commission between 2009 – 2013. In addition to being full time staff at the National Museum of Kenya, he also works as a Chief Research Scientist. He joined HD in May 2016 as a Lead Facilitator in North East Nigeria.
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.