Kristin Wagner became Project Officer on HD’s MENA team in mid-2020; before she joined HD, she was a Project Manager at BBC Media Action, the international charity of the BBC, where she managed media for several development projects in Algeria and Tunisia which supported public service broadcasting and economic empowerment for youth and women. In her previous professional experience, Kristin has specialised in cultural heritage preservation, social entrepreneurship, waste management and public health in Egypt, Algeria and the Levant. Kristin has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Boston University, and a Master’s degree in International Business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
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.