Originally specialized in geology, Modibo Amadou Dicko later trained in the prevention and fight against violent extremism and radicalization as well as in mediation techniques. Modibo worked with Human Rights Watch as a research assistant and interpreter for several surveys on the security situation in central Mali. His diverse professional experiences have enabled him to develop an expertise on security issues in the Sahel. In addition to his work, he is involved in voluntary associations promoting community rights of indigenous people, youth, women, and minorities, including in particular the Collectif des Associations des Jeunes Peulhs. Modibo joined HD as Mediation Adviser in Mali in August 2018.
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.