Joscha joined HD in 2018 to work on the organisation’s projects in Ukraine. He has extensive experience in the humanitarian sector having worked at the ICRC headquarters, with OCHA in Kiev and in Kosovo with GIZ. Before coming to HD, Joscha was working in Kabul, where he managed the REACH initiative’s support to the Emergency Response Mechanism in Afghanistan. Joscha studied political science and sociology and graduated in International Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies at the Universities of Frankfurt and Darmstadt.
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.