Millicent Lewis-Ojumu

Country and Programme Manager – Nigeria

Millicent joined HD in 2020 as Country and Programme Manager for Nigeria. She is a UK qualified lawyer and ADR practitioner with over 16 years of experience in development and project management work in West Africa. Millicent is also a Prince2 qualified Project Management Practitioner. Prior to joining HD, she worked as the Officer in Charge of the UNOPS Nigeria Office and as Deputy Manager for Sierra Leone, where she successfully managed multi-sector projects requiring high level coordination and fluid stakeholder management. Before joining the UN, Millicent worked in various capacities across West Africa (anglophone and francophone) including as adviser to the Office of the President (Sierra Leone) on a DFID funded programme. She has also been a consultant and technical expert to various organisations including the World Bank, DFID, ECOWAS, ITU and PWAN (Nigeria). On leaving full time legal practice in 2005, Millicent founded CLAS Consult, a consultancy firm with offices in the UK, Sierra Leone and Liberia, renowned for piloting the Centre for ADR which mediates private and public sector disputes in Sierra Leone, guided by the Chamber of Commerce. Millicent is a law graduate of Keele University (UK) and of the University of Montpellier (France). She qualified as Solicitor with the City firm of Hammonds (UK) and sister firm Hausamann et Associés (Paris). She speaks four languages, including fluent French.


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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