Johnny Yalingou holds a degree in educational psychology with a focus on special education. He worked as a primary school teacher in Birao and then as a supervisor for an emergency aid programme of the NGO Village d’enfants SOS of Bouar. His previous experience includes work as a psychology assistant at the Voix du cœur foundation in Bangui and also as a psycho-social agent for the American Bar Association in its mobile legal clinics in Sibut, the capital of the Kémo prefecture. Following several ad hoc collaborations with HD, Johnny joined the HD team in the Central African Republic as a Humanitarian Mediation Adviser in February 2020.
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.