Habib Diarra joined HD in 2018. Working first as Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant, he took on the role of Project Manager in January 2019 to coordinate the organisation’s efforts in support of the Malian peace process. Habib holds a post-graduate diploma in International Relations from the Higher Institute of International Relations in Havana as well as a diploma in Business Management and a post-graduate degree in Finance and Accounting. After a period in higher education, teaching economics and political science, Habib worked in community development, and then directed a CRS emergency project at Caritas Mali in San Circle in the Segou region.
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.