Fatoumata Sossia Djire holds a Master’s degree in Gender, Peace and Security from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) as well as a Moroccan diploma in finance and management. She was assistant to the co-chair of the Sub-Committee on Reconciliation, Justice and Humanitarian Affairs for the implementation of the Algiers Agreement and adviser to the Special Representative of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Mali. She also has participated in several projects and training programmes on diaspora engagement strategy, radicalization and violent extremism in the Sahel, and security systems in Africa including the national early warning and response centre in Mali. Fatoumata joined HD in 2017 as a Project Associate and then in 2020 she became Finance and Administration Associate.
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.