Mame-Khady Diouf

Head of Mission – Senegal

Mame-Khady Diouf first joined the HD team in Senegal in 2014 and became the organisation’s Head of Mission in the country in November 2016. Since then, she has been leading the organisation in its government-mandated role as neutral intermediary in the Casamance region of South Senegal. Mame-Khady Diouf holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the University of the District of Columbia in Washington DC in the United States. She previously spent six years as Project Manager of the Africa Programme of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. While with the Wilson Center, Mame-Khady focused her work on the themes of governance and peace processes in several Sub-Saharan African countries, including in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Liberia. She also designed and facilitated workshops on the topics of negotiation and mediation.


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.

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Foundation Board

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.

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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.

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