Jennifer Y. Dahdah Khaouli joined HD in May 2020 as Finance Officer for the Francophone Africa team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration and Business Management from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon. Jennifer worked as an accountant for several organisations in Lebanon before moving to Geneva in 2015 to take a financial assistant position with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). During her time at the foundation, her responsibilities evolved and included a move for two years to Dakar as project manager of a nutritional assistance project, spanning Mali, Burkina Faso and Senegal. Back in Geneva, she spent more than a year as a financial accountant in the finance department before joining HD.
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.