Freddy Nkurikiye is HD’s Special Representative of West and Central Africa. He rejoined the organisation’s Central African Republic (CAR) team in 2013, having previously served HD as its CAR Office Manager during HD’s first involvement in the country in 2007-2008. Freddy is an expert on political dynamics and development issues with a detailed knowledge of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has previously worked as an expert on a number of conflict management programmes with the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme, Interpeace, Synergies Africa, and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. Those included the peace process and political dialogue in Burundi; the political dialogues in Togo and the Central Africa Republic (CAR); the reconciliation and transitional justice processes in Ivory Coast, Mali, Burundi and CAR; as well as youth empowerment programmes in Burundi and Togo. Freddy has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Geneva and worked as a Junior Lecturer in Corporate Finance at the University of Geneva from 2003 to 2007.
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.